Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Workers score a privatization victory

Workers score a privatization victory Far from a major achievement for the government, last week’s agreement paving the way to sell state-owned Israel Military Industries is a costly sell-out By Meirav Arlosoroff | Apr. 17, 2014 | 1:58 AM IMI … Continue reading

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Security firms eye profits in push to privatize police services

Security firms eye profits in push to privatize police services David Sali Published on April 16, 2014 When it comes to skyrocketing policing costs, Eli El-Chantiry points his finger squarely at fingerprinting. Paul Guindon is the CEO of Commissionaires Ottawa. … Continue reading

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A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs Crikey By by Cathy Alexander 11 April 2014 Want to run Australia’s immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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One Man Private Army

Bob Denard. Via Militaryphotos.net One Man Private Army Invading an impoverished country mostly by himself, legendary gun-for-hire Bob Denard created a whole class of modern mercenary—and a new way of war David Axe in War is Boring An excerpt from … Continue reading

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“GUNS FOR HIRE, DEATH ON DEMAND”: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF U.S. OUTSOURCING OF DRONE ATTACKS TO CIVILIAN SURROGATES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL JUST WAR THEORY

Florida Journal of International Law “GUNS FOR HIRE, DEATH ON DEMAND”: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF U.S. OUTSOURCING OF DRONE ATTACKS TO CIVILIAN SURROGATES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL JUST WAR THEORY August, 2013 Florida Journal of International Law … Continue reading

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Veterans Weigh in on Private Security Guarding Military Bases

04.09.14 Veterans Weigh in on Private Security Guarding Military Bases After 9/11 more private contractors took over security responsibilities on military bases as troops headed overseas. Recent veterans weigh in on the impact of that shift. The most recent catastrophe … Continue reading

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Obama to Propose the Privatization of NSA’s Metadata Collection Program

Obama to Propose the Privatization of NSA’s Metadata Collection Program Bob Cesca on March 25, 2014 If it turns out to be true, President Obama’s decision to end the National Security Agency’s metadata storage program is absolutely a lateral move, … Continue reading

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The civil service system is being supplanted by private contractors

The civil service system is being supplanted by private contractors Published: April 6 In his April 4 Federal Diary column, “Report says federal civil service needs a serious overhaul, but unions find the plan flawed,” Joe Davidson summarized a report that … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security: The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom

Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security: The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom Armed Forces & Society 0095327X14523958, first published on March 20, 2014

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Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services

Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services Saturday, 29 March 2014 09:24 By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | News Analysis Sky’s the Limit (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)The privatization of public services isn’t a new trend. In the … Continue reading

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