Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

Senator Wyden Statement on Oregon Guardsmen’s KBR Lawsuit

[Translate] Senator Wyden Statement on Oregon Guardsmen’s KBR Lawsuit 19 May 2015 04:36 Written by Press Release Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)—May 19, 2015. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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Piracy and the armed guard question

[Translate] Piracy and the armed guard question By Marcus Hand from Singapore One of the more controversial growth sectors in shipping has been the private security business, in particular, the use of armed guards. In the lawless waters in the … Continue reading

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G4S-run youth jail criticised over degrading treatment of detainees

[Translate] G4S-run youth jail criticised over degrading treatment of detainees Ofsted report says some staff at G4S-run Rainsbrook behaved ‘extremely inappropriately’, causing distress and humiliation A G4S logo on a security van. Photograph: Jeff Blackler/Rex Alan Travis Home affairs editor … Continue reading

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USIS, Altegrity Chapter 11 Plans Cleared for Creditor Voting

[Translate] USIS, Altegrity Chapter 11 Plans Cleared for Creditor Voting Peg Brickley May 15, 2015 (c) 2015 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. A judge Friday granted preliminary approval to a bankruptcy plan that sets the stage for the final days … Continue reading

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With debt coming due, things with DynCorp could go from bad to worse

[Translate] With debt coming due, things with DynCorp could go from bad to worse May 19, 2015, 1:03pm EDT Updated May 19, 2015, 2:05pm EDT   Jill R. Aitoro Senior Staff Reporter Washington Business Journal Enlarge DynCorp. has a little … Continue reading

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Special Operations: Overkill Works

[Translate] Special Operations: Overkill Works May 20, 2015: Since early in 2015 there were rumors that Nigeria, desperate to deal with the growing success of Islamic terrorists (Boko Haram) in the largely Moslem north had hired South Africa mercenaries. Turns … Continue reading

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Contract Oversight for Redistribution Property Assistance Team Operations in Afghanistan Needs

[Translate] 05-18-2015 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Contract Oversight for Redistribution Property Assistance Team Operations in Afghanistan Needs Improvement (Project No. D2015-D000JB-0061.000) DODIG-2015-126 Objective Our objective was to determine whether DoD was providing effective contract oversight at the Redistribution Property … Continue reading

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Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility

[Translate] Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility By Charles S. Clark 11:36 AM ET The 64,000 square foot facility is 98 percent complete and sits empty. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction A $36 million command … Continue reading

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$36 Million Wasted on Unwanted, Unneeded & Unused Facility

[Translate] $36 Million Wasted on Unwanted, Unneeded & Unused Facility Today, SIGAR released the results of an investigation into the construction of a 64,000 square foot command and control facility (64K) at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan which was … Continue reading

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Boondoggle HQ

[Translate] G.I. Dough Boondoggle HQ The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed by Megan McCloskey and Vince Dixon ProPublica, May 20, 2015 This is a story about how the U.S. military built a lavish headquarters in Afghanistan that wasn’t needed, wasn’t wanted … Continue reading

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