Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

U.S. Army’s Management of the Heavy Lift VII Commercial Transportation Contract Requirements in the Middle East

[Translate] Audit Report 06-26-2017 Enabling Effective Acquisition and Contract Management U.S. Army’s Management of the Heavy Lift VII Commercial Transportation Contract Requirements in the Middle East (Project No. D2017-D000JB-0048.000) DODIG-2017-095 Objective We determined whether the Army properly managed the requirements … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region

[Translate] Somalia 23.06.2017. 00:14 Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region Frontier Services Group (FSG) , co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services … Continue reading

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Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq

[Translate] Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq

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The Rise of the Mercenaries in the Third Century

[Translate]   The Rise of the Mercenaries in the Third Century

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Geo awarded two federal prison contract renewals worth $664 million

[Translate] Geo awarded two federal prison contract renewals worth $664 million Boca Raton-based Geo Group has won federal prison contract renewals worth $664 million. Marcia Heroux PoundsSun Sentinel Boca Raton-based prison operator Geo said Friday it has been awarded renewals … Continue reading

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America’s Private-Prison Industry Has Always Been All Right

[Translate] America’s Private-Prison Industry Has Always Been All Right President Donald Trump has restored consumer confidence in private prisons—but they were never in danger of failing to begin with. Rick Paulas May 24, 2017 (Photo: Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock) For the country’s … Continue reading

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The Immigrant Crackdown Is a Cash Cow for Private Prisons

[Translate] The Immigrant Crackdown Is a Cash Cow for Private Prisons Samuel Gilbert May 31 2017, 2:57pm An inmate in a GEO-run prison in California in 2013. Photo byJohn Moore/Getty Images Detaining immigrants has turned into a very lucrative growth … Continue reading

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Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities

[Translate] Fred Grimm June 01, 2017 6:56 PM Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities By Fred Grimm fgrimm@miamiherald.com The governor did not say, “Dammit … I’m getting to the bottom of this money-sucking private prison mess.” … Continue reading

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Russia: The Unpleasant China Surprise

[Translate] Russia: The Unpleasant China Surprise .. Ukraine To make their Syria intervention work Russia had had to resort to Russian private security companies. About half these private security firms are believed to have organized combat units that are reliable … Continue reading

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Big Picture: Filmmaker Jason Bourque on cloud nine after release of Drone

[Translate] Big Picture: Filmmaker Jason Bourque on cloud nine after release of Drone Michael D. Reid / Times Colonist June 2, 2017 06:00 AM A week after Jason Bourque’s spirits soared as high as the unmanned aircraft featured in Drone, … Continue reading

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