Daily Archives: July 9, 2015

Defense Base Act limits remedies to injured employees of government contractors

[Translate] Defense Base Act limits remedies to injured employees of government contractors By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. Employees of United States government contractors, severely injured while working in Iraq and Afghanistan, are limited to the remedies offered under the Defense … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties | Tagged | Leave a comment

Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?

[Translate] Business Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving? The Guardian By Sam Knight 6 July 2015 12:27 Serco capitalised on decades of government privatisation before scandal and mismanagement made it a poster-child for the dangers … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Outsourcing/Privatization, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DFAT spends $250m guarding foreign embassies

[Translate] News DFAT spends $250m guarding foreign embassies Sun Herald By »PHILIP DORLING 1 March 2015 Mercenaries don’t come cheap. The Australian government has spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars on private military contractors to protect high … Continue reading

Posted in Australia | Tagged | Leave a comment

Female prison custody officer who was allegedly assaulted as she escorted prisoner at court dies

[Translate] Female prison custody officer who was allegedly assaulted as she escorted prisoner at court dies Published 03/07/2015 | 15:42 Open Gallery 2 Lorraine Barwell, 54, was being treated at a London hospital A woman prison custody officer who was … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, UK | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Probation officers feel betrayed by ‘shambolic’ part-privatisation

[Translate] Probation officers feel betrayed by ‘shambolic’ part-privatisation Survey finds staff unequivocally opposed to government changes, which they say are a detrimental assault on public sector values Probation service staff were very vocal in their dismay over plans to privatise … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization, UK | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The hidden casualties of war: civilian frontline workers

[Translate] Op-Ed The hidden casualties of war: civilian frontline workers U.S. Marine Sgt. James Bernard, 25, who suffers from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury after deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, meditates during a yoga class at the Naval Medical … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties | Tagged | Leave a comment

U.S. Agencies Lack Strategy on $1 Billion Afghan Rule of Law Programs

[Translate] U.S. Agencies Lack Strategy on $1 Billion Afghan Rule of Law Programs Today, SIGAR published an audit of U.S. efforts to develop the rule of law in Afghanistan. The audit notes: — DOD, DOJ, State, and USAID have spent … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | Tagged | Leave a comment