Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends Its Contracting Dollars

[Translate] HOW DOD SPENDS CONTRACTING DOLLARS The Department of Defense spends more money on contractors than all other federal agencies combined, a new report from the Congressional Research Service explains. “This report examines (1) how much money DOD obligates on … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

[Translate] Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics Speaking at Cornell’s College of Medicine, SIGAR likens Afghan reconstruction to diagnosing an intractable disease. By Catherine Putz May 06, 2015 The Weill Cornell College of Medicine may seem at first glance … Continue reading

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SAIC completes $790M acquisition of Scitor Corp.

[Translate] SAIC completes $790M acquisition of Scitor Corp. By Mark Hoover May 05, 2015 SAIC has completed its $790 million acquisition of Scitor in a move that adds 1,500 employees with high-level security clearances and intelligence capabilities to SAIC. Founded in … Continue reading

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U.S. military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

[Translate] National Security U.S. military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan Large cash transactions, loose military oversight, and deeply corrupted local cultures have lured more than a hundred service members to steal, … Continue reading

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