Daily Archives: September 17, 2015

Senator: DoD Stonewalling after SIGAR Audit of Facility in Afghanistan

[Translate] Senator: DoD Stonewalling after SIGAR Audit of Facility in Afghanistan 5 comments Helicopters sit on the flight line at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan in this undated photo from the Defense Department. Stars and Stripes | Sep 15, 2015 | … Continue reading

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Joint Letter to President Obama Regarding Whistleblower Protections for Intelligence Community Contractors

[Translate] September 16, 2015 Joint Letter to President Obama Regarding Whistleblower Protections for Intelligence Community Contractors September 15, 2015 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, The undersigned organizations have grave concerns with the “official … Continue reading

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 US Intelligence Is More Privatized Than Ever Before

[Translate] US Intelligence Is More Privatized Than Ever Before Despite hacks, leaks, and system failures, for-profit contractors are still getting lucrative intelligence contracts. By Tim Shorrock Yesterday 10:32 am Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in Washington on February 26, … Continue reading

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Kremlin: No discussion of private military companies in Russia

[Translate] Kremlin: No discussion of private military companies in Russia 17 September 2015 TASS This issue is not on the current agenda of the administration.  The presidential administration does not discuss the setting up of private military companies, Kremlin spokesman … Continue reading

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The Secret Arms Deal Behind America’s Syria Fiasco

[Translate] The Secret Arms Deal Behind America’s Syria Fiasco A multimillion-dollar deal with a minuscule arms dealer led to the death of a US citizen, delays in arming Syrian rebels, and the purchase of weapons from a pro-Russia dictatorship — all … Continue reading

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Allegations surround Wilson Security’s link to HK bribes scandal and tax haven

[Translate] Allegations surround Wilson Security’s link to HK bribes scandal and tax haven Exclusive: company faces renewed questions over its fitness as security contractor at Australian detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru Wilson Security managers fear staff speaking out … Continue reading

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G4S wins security services contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

[Translate] September 11, 2015 5:15 pm G4S wins security services contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan Gill Plimmer   ©Bloomberg G4S, the world’s biggest security company, has won a £100m contract to protect diplomats at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office … Continue reading

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Moves to oust G4S and Serco as tagging suppliers fail

[Translate] September 15, 2015 2:41 pm Moves to oust G4S and Serco as tagging suppliers fail Gill Plimmer ©PA Attempts to replace G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic monitoring tags after they were caught overcharging the Ministry of Justice … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Fights To Preserve KBR, Halliburton FCA Suit

[Translate] Whistleblower Fights To Preserve KBR, Halliburton FCA Suit By Bryan Koenig Law360, Washington (September 9, 2015, 1:01 PM ET) — A whistleblower told a Virginia federal judge Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court‘s May ruling didn’t doom his False … Continue reading

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DynCorp Accuses Rival Of Espionage That Hurt Contract Bid

[Translate] DynCorp Accuses Rival Of Espionage That Hurt Contract Bid By Adam Sege Law360, New York (September 8, 2015, 9:32 PM ET) — DynCorp International LLC filed suit in Florida federal court Friday alleging a rival contractor committed corporate espionage … Continue reading

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