Monthly Archives: June 2016

Kuwait’s government pension divests from G4S following BDS pressure

[Translate] Kuwait’s government pension divests from G4S following BDS pressure June 27, 2016 Graphic: Boycott Israel Network   The Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) in Kuwait has decided, as reported in the Kuwaiti media, to divest its funds from … Continue reading

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DynCorp International to continue supporting Marine operations in Philippines

[Translate] DynCorp International to continue supporting Marine operations in Philippines Jun 29, 2016, 2:23pm EDT   James Bach Staff Reporter Washington Business Journal DynCorp International Inc. on Tuesday won a $20.9 million contract for operations support work in the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Final Rule – Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions

[Translate] [Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 42559-42562] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2016-15247] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 … Continue reading

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Security firm that employed Orlando gunman goes to court in Hillsborough

[Translate] Security firm that employed Orlando gunman goes to court in Hillsborough By ANNA M. PHILLIPS Times Staff Writer Published: June 29, 2016 TAMPA — G4S Youth Services, an arm of the private security company that employed the gunman who … Continue reading

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Keeping the peace

[Translate] Keeping the peace Keeping the peace Heath Mitchell Friday, June 17, 2016 12:00 pm Brandi Owczarz, Managing Editor BOwczarz@CalhounTimes.com Gordon County resident Heath Mitchell enjoys helping keep the peace in Haiti Heath Mitchell enjoyed his three weeks home in … Continue reading

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Omar Mateen Was With G4S, In UN Global Compact, ICP Asks, Monitoring

[Translate] Omar Mateen Was With G4S, In UN Global Compact, ICP Asks, Monitoring By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, June 14 — The killer in Orlando, Omar Mateen, worked since 2007 at private military contractor G4S. A co-worker there is … Continue reading

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The U.N.’s mercenary problem

[Translate] The U.N.’s mercenary problem By Thomas E. Ricks June 23, 2016 Last fall, a former mercenary with the South African firm Executive Outcomes published a comic book account of his involvement in the civil war in Sierra Leone. The … Continue reading

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US Army awarded contracts for the Afghanistan Intelligence Services supporting US Forces in Afghanistan

[Translate] Contracts Press Operations Release No: CR-122-16 June 28, 2016 BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $31,063,977 firm-fixed-price level of effort undefinitized contract for Afghanistan Intelligence Services supporting U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. One bid was solicited … Continue reading

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Dead Dogs in Kuwait

[Translate] Dead Dogs in Kuwait A disturbing set of images purportedly show a pile of dead bomb-sniffing dogs that were put down after their contract with a security company was cancelled. Dan Evon Jun 24, 2016 In June 2016, a … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

[Translate] Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly Michelle Malkin Posted: Jun 29, 2016 12:01 AM It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed … Continue reading

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