Daily Archives: June 23, 2015

SIGAR : TAKE GOOD NEWS ON AFGHANISTAN’S RECONSTRUCTION WITH A ‘GRAIN OF SALT’

[Translate] SIGAR : TAKE GOOD NEWS ON AFGHANISTAN’S RECONSTRUCTION WITH A ‘GRAIN OF SALT’ Inter Press Service By Kanya D’Almeida 22 June 2015 UNITED NATIONS, Jun. 19, 2015 (IPS/GIN) – Since 2002, a year after it invaded Afghanistan, the United … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Reconstruction | Tagged , | Leave a comment

U.S. May Hit Altegrity for Damages in USIS Whistleblower Case; Government moves to block Alegrity’s bid to shield itself and its leaders from liability

[Translate] Business U.S. May Hit Altegrity for Damages in USIS Whistleblower Case; Government moves to block Alegrity’s bid to shield itself and its leaders from liability The Wall Street Journal Online By Peg Brickley 22 June 2015 14:38 The federal … Continue reading

Posted in Companies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chapter 8. Stockpiles at Sea: Floating Armouries in the Indian Ocean

[Translate] Chapter 8. Stockpiles at Sea: Floating Armouries in the Indian Ocean Summary: , English , Arabic , French , Spanish

Posted in Academic, Maritime | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is the use of Private Military Security Companies by Governments justifiable?

[Translate] Is the use of Private Military Security Companies by Governments justifiable?

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

Why U.S. Reliance on Military Contractors in Iraq May Have Created a Monster

[Translate] Why U.S. Reliance on Military Contractors in Iraq May Have Created a Monster Maxim interviews U.S. national security policy expert Sean McFate about the future of private armies. MAXIM MAN  June 18, 2015  By Adam Linehan It’s impossible to … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk

[Translate] Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk Bongani Mbindwane 25 May 2015 01:13 (South Africa) Today being Africa Day, South Africa should be introspective over the viability of having highly trained SANDF personnel engaging in conflicts within the continent … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, South Africa | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hired Guns: How Private Military Contractors Undermine 
World Order

[Translate] Review Essay July/August 2015 Issue War & Military Strategy Hired Guns How Private Military Contractors Undermine 
World Order By Allison Stanger In 2008, the actress and activist Mia Farrow approached the private security company Blackwater and some human rights … Continue reading

Posted in Academic | Tagged | Leave a comment

Supreme Court decides two False Claims Act issues

[Translate] Supreme Court decides two False Claims Act issues Verrill Dana LLP USA June 22 2015 A win and a caution for prospective qui tam defendants In a recent opinion, the Supreme Court decided two issues of importance to health care … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Legal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Leidos exec takes helm of DynCorp

[Translate] Leidos exec takes helm of DynCorp Jun 23, 2015, 1:47pm EDT Updated Jun 23, 2015, 2:21pm EDT Enlarge Courtesy DynCorp Lou Von Thaer, formerly president of the National Security Sector at Leidos, is the new… more DynCorp International Inc. … Continue reading

Posted in Companies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Senator Questions Whether Hacked OPM Rigged A Contract With ID Protection Vendor

[Translate] Senator Questions Whether Hacked OPM Rigged A Contract With ID Protection Vendor Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. // Steve Helber/AP By Aliya Sternstein June 20, 2015 9 Comments A Virginia senator is calling on the Office of Personnel Management to … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts | Tagged , | Leave a comment