Category Archives: State Department

US ambassador to Kosovo hired by construction firm he lobbied for

US ambassador to Kosovo hired by construction firm he lobbied for EU diplomat criticises way Christopher Dell pushed through deal for Bechtel Corporation to build controversial highway to Albania Paul Lewis in Washington, Lawrence Marzouk and Petrit Collaku in Pristina, … Continue reading

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$6 Billion Alert. What Does The Spox Say? Goring-ding-ding-ding … “Grossly Inaccurate” But ….

April 9, 2014 · 11:20 am $6 Billion Alert. What Does The Spox Say? Goring-ding-ding-ding … “Grossly Inaccurate” But …. – Domani Spero Last week, State/OIG issued a Management Alert on Contract File Management Deficiencies at the State Department. The Alert is … Continue reading

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Management Alert: (Contract File Management Deficiencies)

Management Alert: (Contract File Management Deficiencies) Deficiencies) State Department The Office of Inspector General March 20, 2014

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Blackwater Named in State Department Probe, Spent $$ on Pricey Airfare, Deep Fat Fryer

Blackwater Named in State Department Probe, Spent $$ on Pricey Airfare, Deep Fat Fryer By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 8:00am Members of the US private security company Blackwater secure the way of a US convoy in Baghdad, July 8, … Continue reading

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Afghan Prison Deficiencies Create Safety & Security Issues

Afghan Prison Deficiencies Create Safety & Security Issues Today, SIGAR released a safety alert letter on the $11.3 million Baghlan prison, built with a Department of State contract. The letter notes:

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Judicial Watch Obtains State Department Documents Revealing U.S. Security Contractor in Benghazi Lost Two Previous Tripoli Security Contracts

SOURCE: Judicial Watch April 01, 2014 05:07 ET Judicial Watch Obtains State Department Documents Revealing U.S. Security Contractor in Benghazi Lost Two Previous Tripoli Security Contracts Regional Security Office at U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on Blue Mountain Group: “I Would … Continue reading

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SIGAR Blasts State Dept.’s Afghan Justice Oversight

SIGAR Blasts State Dept.’s Afghan Justice Oversight Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Stephanie Russell-Kraft 0 Comments Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 6:16 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of State needs to provide better management and stronger … Continue reading

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Court affirms dismissal of contract suit as discovery sanction

Court affirms dismissal of contract suit as discovery sanction Jenner & Block Matthew J. Thomas January 29 2014 Author page » In Projects Management Co. v. DynCorp International LLC, 734 F.3d 366 (4th Cir. 2013) (No. 12-2241), plaintiff PMC and defendant … Continue reading

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Contingency Contracting: State and USAID Made Progress Assessing and Implementing Changes, but Further Actions Needed

February 14 2014 The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the following reports and testimony today: Contingency Contracting: State and USAID Made Progress Assessing and Implementing Changes, but Further Actions Needed GAO-14-229, February 14. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-229 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/660955.pdf What GAO … Continue reading

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Weaknesses in $223 Million Justice Sector Program

Weaknesses in $223 Million Justice Sector Program Today, SIGAR released an audit of the State Department’s Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP).  The audit found that weaknesses in the design and oversight of State’s $223 million justice sector programs may threaten … Continue reading

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