Daily Archives: December 19, 2015

Feds say ex-State Department worker steered contracts to son

[Translate] Feds say ex-State Department worker steered contracts to son Associated Press Published: December 19, 2015 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former State Department employee has been indicted on conspiracy, wire fraud and other charges involving the awarding of $2 million … Continue reading

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Up to Nine Russian Contractors Die in Syria, Experts Say

[Translate] The Wall Street Journal Up to Nine Russian Contractors Die in Syria, Experts Say Incident shows how the country is using private groups to avoid deploying uniform troops, they say ENLARGE A helicopter flies near a radar at the … Continue reading

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Operational Contract Support: Additional Actions Needed To Manage, Account for, and Vet Defense Contractors in Africa

[Translate] Operational Contract Support: Additional Actions Needed to Manage, Account for, and Vet Defense Contractors in Africa GAO-16-105: Published: Dec 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2015. Highlights Recommendations

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U.S. Air Force Hires Private Companies To Fly Drones In War Zones

[Translate] U.S. Air Force Hires Private Companies To Fly Drones In War Zones by Chris Thompson, CorpWatch Blog December 16th, 2015 Reaper drone in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: Defence Images. Used under Creative Commons license. U.S. Air Force officials has begun to hire … Continue reading

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Pentagon to Revise Rules for Contracting Private Sector Services

[Translate] 12/18/2015 Pentagon to Revise Rules for Contracting Private Sector Services By Sandra I. Erwin   The Defense Department is about to introduce a new policy that would bring greater scrutiny to contractor-provided services. With the Pentagon now spending more … Continue reading

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