Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AND THE OUTSOURCING OF THE UK’s MOD DEFENSE ACQUISITION FUNCTION

[Translate] INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AND THE OUTSOURCING OF THE UK’s MOD DEFENSE ACQUISITION FUNCTION

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Markets, Privatization, and Corruption

[Translate] Markets, Privatization, and Corruption

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Are private military contractors more cost effective than uniformed personnel?

[Translate] Are private military contractors more cost effective than uniformed personnel? Private Military Contractors By Eric Sof On Jan 27, 2017 227 According to a latest article in military.com experts say, “There are a number of functions that contractors can perform, often … Continue reading

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The GEO Group: More Room To Run

[Translate] The GEO Group: More Room To Run Jan.23.17 | About: The GEO (GEO) Summary GEO has been one of the biggest winners in the Trump rally. The appointment of Jeff Sessions as AG strongly implies a return to a … Continue reading

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Private Prisons Cheer Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

[Translate] Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast The Green Mile Private Prisons Cheer Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Donald Trump’s executive orders are going to be pricey to enforce and private prisons couldn’t be more thrilled. Betsy Woodruff 01.25.17 9:30 PM … Continue reading

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America’s Private Prisons Are Back in Business

[Translate] America’s Private Prisons Are Back in Business by Lauren Etter January 10, 2017, 5:00 AM EST Immigration prosecutions now outnumber those for drug offenses Fortunes of for-profit prison firms echo U.S. policy changes In the hardscrabble desert hamlet of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp

[Translate] Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp Manuel Madrid January 20, 2017 Trump’s precendent-breaking decision to retain a private security force raises troubling questions about transparency and accountability. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Security personnel surround Republican presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors

[Translate] Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by David Isenberg Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors by David Isenberg In 2005 the Marine Corps University published a paper entitled “The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a … Continue reading

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Privatizing Drones

[Translate] Privatizing Drones The New York Times. (Sept. 10, 2016): Opinion and Editorial: pA18(L). Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2016 The New York Times Company To the Editor: Re ”Air Force, Short of Drone Pilots, Uses Contractors to Fight Terror” (front page, Sept. … Continue reading

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The VA isn’t broken, yet: inside the Koch brothers’ campaign to dismantle the country’s most successful example of publicly provided health care

[Translate] The VA isn’t broken, yet: inside the Koch brothers’ campaign to dismantle the country’s most successful example of publicly provided health care Alicia Mundy Washington Monthly. 48.3-5 (March-May 2016): p25. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ Full Text: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In past presidential primaries, … Continue reading

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