Daily Archives: January 20, 2016

MoD cans DBS contract with Serco – bringing payroll and HR in-house

[Translate] MoD cans DBS contract with Serco – bringing payroll and HR in-house By Sooraj Shah Follow Sooraj on Twitter 12 Jan 2016 The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opted not to renew its Defence Business Services (DBS) contract, which … Continue reading

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Muckety map for Xe Services

[Translate] Here is is a Muckety map for Xe Services as a non-interactive image: To see and expand relations, expand groups, move and/or delete boxes, and save your map as an image, you’ll need to use the interactive (Flash) map … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses DynCorp’s Amended Complaint Against AAR Airlift

[Translate] Federal Court Dismisses DynCorp’s Amended Complaint Against AAR Airlift PALM BAY, Fla., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AAR Airlift Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), announced that the United States District Court for the Middle … Continue reading

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Twitter Sued by Victim’s Family for Allowing ISIS Accounts

[Translate] Twitter Sued by Victim’s Family for Allowing ISIS Accounts by Chriss W. Street17 Jan 2016  Newport Beach, CA18 The family of a 46-year-old former Florida Sheriff killed while providing police training in the Middle East has sued Twitter, claiming … Continue reading

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DFAT troubleshooter to sort Baghdad security

[Translate] DFAT troubleshooter to sort Baghdad security Paola Totaro The Australian January 18, 2016 12:00AM The senior bureaucrat responsible for approving the beleaguered $51 million private contract to guard Australia’s embassy in Iraq has been ordered to fly to Baghdad, … Continue reading

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Tory Michael Gove defended private jail firm G4S without mentioning it’s still under a fraud probe

[Translate]   Tory Michael Gove defended private jail firm G4S without mentioning it’s still under a fraud probe 16:36, 17 Jan 2016 Updated 15:15, 18 Jan 2016 By Dan Bloom The Tory Justice Secretary made the omission as he declined … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern: The mercenaries of IS and ancient Greece

[Translate] Ancient and Modern: The mercenaries of IS and ancient Greece Jihadi warriors boast that they don’t fear death… but what when the money to pay them runs out? Peter Jones 16 January 2016 Last week we read that Isis … Continue reading

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Young boys recruited to be ISIS mercenaries

[Translate] EXCLUSIVE Young boys recruited to be ISIS mercenaries January 16, 2016 8:52 pm FOREIGN-trained mercenaries of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) took advantage of the pitiful plight of the residents of a Muslim community by recruiting … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Waste Exhibit A: Kajaki Dam, More Than $300M Spent and Still Not Done

[Translate] Afghanistan Waste Exhibit A: Kajaki Dam, More Than $300M Spent and Still Not Done A Senate subcommittee is looking at waste by a Pentagon task force. It would do well to review the reasons why a major hydroelectric power … Continue reading

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