Monthly Archives: May 2016

State Dept Chooses 7 for New Worldwide Protective Services Contract

[Translate] State Dept Chooses 7 for New Worldwide Protective Services Contract Mary-Louise Hoffman March 4, 2016 Contract Awards, News 17,733 Views Seven companies have been awarded spots on a potential five-year, multibillion-dollar contract to help protect State Department facilities and personnel based … Continue reading

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Certifying Responsible Private Security Companies: Assessing the Implementation of Transparency and Disclosure Provisions

[Translate] Certifying Responsible Private Security Companies: Assessing the Implementation of Transparency and Disclosure Provisions Photo courtesy of flicker user DVIDSHUB, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 INTRODUCTION The ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 – 2012 Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations … Continue reading

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Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military

[Translate] Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military The president’s “light footprint” approach to war has relied on thousands of Americans paid to fight — and die — in the shadows. By Micah Zenko May 18, 2016 Mercenaries Are … Continue reading

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Cities Consider Privatizing TSA To Speed Up Checkpoints, But Would It?

[Translate]  Cities Consider Privatizing TSA To Speed Up Checkpoints, But Would It? May 26, 20165:26 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered David Schaper Lines of travelers at Denver International Airport snake their way through security on Thursday. RJ Sangosti/Denver … Continue reading

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The man who seduced the 7th Fleet

[Translate] The man who seduced the 7th Fleet By Craig Whitlock May 27 Photos: U.S. Navy and obtained by The Washington Post (The Washington Post) For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options … Continue reading

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Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures for DoD Compliance With Service Contract Inventory Compilation and Certification Requirements for FY 2014

[Translate] Independent Auditor’s Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures for DoD Compliance With Service Contract Inventory Compilation and Certification Requirements for FY 2014

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NO REGRETS: An American Adventure in Afghanistan

[Translate] NO REGRETS: An American Adventure in Afghanistan  by David Kaelin (Author) No Regrets is a sometimes humorous and irreverent look at the war in Afghanistan from a different voice and perspective — a defense contractor. A year and half … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Private Army

[Translate] Nigeria’s Private Army

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Book – Competition, Accountability, and Private Military Industry in Civil Wars – Introduction chapter1 June 2015

[Translate] Book -Competition, Accountability, and Private Military Industry in Civil Wars – Introduction chapter1 June 2015

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Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

[Translate] Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

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