Category Archives: Control

Employing private military and security companies causes deeper problems that can’t be tackled by regulation

Employing private military and security companies causes deeper problems that can’t be tackled by regulation M2 Presswire 22 September 2014 In recent years, private military and security companies have been used to bolster state troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Though … Continue reading

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Rep. Cummings wants to subpoena USIS chief over fraud allegations, cyberattack

Rep. Cummings wants to subpoena USIS chief over fraud allegations, cyberattack Comments 6 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wants to subpoena Sterling Phillips, the chief executive of background-check contractor USIS. The lawmaker says the company has been unresponsive to questions from … Continue reading

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Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System?

Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System? By Charles S. Clark September 15, 2014 Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., hailed OPM’s decision to fire USIS, but critics said it could increase the clearance backlog again. Flickr … Continue reading

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Transparency crucial on private military operations

Friday, September 12, 2014 Saturday Column: Transparency crucial on private military operations By Dolph C. Simons, Jr. September 12, 2014 President Obama announced this week he intends to intensify this country’s military actions against ISIS terrorist forces but with no U.S. … Continue reading

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The International Regulation of Private Security Providers – a Brief Analysis

  The International Regulation of Private Security Providers – a Brief Analysis

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Private armies on the rise: the case for global regulatory measures

23rd World Congress of Political Science International Political Science Association Montréal July 2014 Private armies on the rise: the case for global regulatory measures Conference paper Dominika Kunertova Ph.D. candidate, Université de Montréal Abstract Private military and security companies are … Continue reading

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Hodge hits at government ‘complacency’ over G4s and Serco

Hodge hits at government ‘complacency’ over G4s and Serco The Guardian By Rajeev Syal 9 September 2014 Margaret Hodge accused the government of shocking complacency yesterday after it emerged that two outsourcing firms being investigated for alleged fraud over Ministry … Continue reading

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Analysis: More Gaps Found In US Contracts Website

Analysis: More Gaps Found In US Contracts Website Sep. 8, 2014 – 01:04PM By BRADLEY PENISTON Vehicle Rehab: Billions have been spent at Anniston Army Depot’s Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, which has the capability to overhaul any combat vehicle. (US … Continue reading

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Government must beef up contract management, says watchdog

September 2014 Last updated at 06:51 ET Government must beef up contract management, says watchdog Continue reading the main story Related Stories ‘Bar G4S and Serco contracts’ call Labour plan to ‘bust open’ Whitehall Pay top staff more ministers told … Continue reading

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Why Private Security Part 4

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security Part 4 September 02, 2014To begin this post, I want to be clear that I do not advocate for the private security industry. … Continue reading

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