Monthly Archives: July 2016

Editorial: How do we know G4S isn’t prioritizing profits over protection?

[Translate] Editorial: How do we know G4S isn’t prioritizing profits over protection? In 2013, Omar Mateen was working for G4S as security inside the St. Lucie County Courthouse. His credentials were revoked by local law enforcement. (FILE PHOTO)

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DynCorp Lands 3 AFCAP IV Task Orders for Transient Aircraft, Base Operation Support

[Translate] DynCorp Lands 3 AFCAP IV Task Orders for Transient Aircraft, Base Operation Support Posted By: Jane Edwardson: July 29, 2016In: News, Products & Service Print Email The U.S. Air Force has awarded DynCorp International three task orders to provide … Continue reading

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Cost to maintain Afghan military vehicles skyrocketed because of Pentagon mistakes, report says

[Translate] Cost to maintain Afghan military vehicles skyrocketed because of Pentagon mistakes, report says By Lisa Rein July 29 at 6:00 AM A member of the Afghan security forces stands near an armored military vehicle in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last year. … Continue reading

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July 2016 Quarterly Report

[Translate] Today, SIGAR released its 32nd (July 2016) Quarterly Report to Congress. The report notes: — The opening section, entitled “Power Struggle: Electrifying Afghanistan,” notes that Afghanistan has one of the lowest rates of electrification in the world, with only … Continue reading

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Pentagon Chief Sees Role for U.S. Contractors in Rebuilding Iraq, Syria

[Translate] 7/27/2016 Pentagon Chief Sees Role for U.S. Contractors in Rebuilding Iraq, Syria By Jon Harper   FORT BRAGG, North Carolina – Contractors could play a major role in efforts to stabilize and rebuild cities in Iraq and Syria after … Continue reading

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United States Sues Former Executives of Government Contractor for Making False Claims in Connection with Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq

[Translate] Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 28, 2016 United States Sues Former Executives of Government Contractor for Making False Claims in Connection with Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq The Justice Department announced … Continue reading

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Torres-Advanced Enterprise Solutions, LLC

[Translate] DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. This redacted version has been approved for public release. Decision Matter of:  Torres-Advanced Enterprise Solutions, LLC File:  B-412755.2 Date:  June 7, 2016

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Audit of DOD’s $423 million Afghan National Army Vehicle Maintenance Program

[Translate] Audit of DOD’s $423 million Afghan National Army Vehicle Maintenance Program Today, SIGAR published an audit of DOD’s Afghan National Army (ANA) Afghanistan Technical Equipment Maintenance Program (A-TEMP), a program designed to maintain ANA vehicles and develop an organic … Continue reading

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Machiavelli and Cesare Borgia: A Reconsideration of Chapter 7 of The Prince.

[Translate] Machiavelli and Cesare Borgia: A Reconsideration of Chapter 7 of The Prince.

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Introduction: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations

[Translate] Introduction: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations

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