Category Archives: Uncategorized

And now, a hiatus

  I have some priorities to work on, so postings will resume on, or a few days after 16th of Adar II, 5774 aka March 18 2014.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Groundbreaking Study Finds U.S. Security Industry to be $350 Billion Market

Groundbreaking Study Finds U.S. Security Industry to be $350 Billion Market ASIS International (ASIS) and the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) jointly announce the release of “The United States Security Industry: Size and Scope, Insights, Trends, and Data,” an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Contractors Might Help Eliminate Syrian Warfare Chemicals

Contractors Might Help Eliminate Syrian Warfare Chemicals By Global Security Newswire Staff November 21, 2013 Independent contractors might help eliminate the Syrian government’s less lethal chemical-warfare materials under a proposal by an international disarmament organization, a high-level insider told the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

And Now for a Break

Please note the following two points. 1) As I have been blogging through 2013 without taking a vacation I’m taking a short break. Posts will resume in about a week. 2) I have published nearly 3000 posts since moving the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SIGIR Final Report to Congress

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released its final report to Congress yesterday. You can find it here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CACI’s Forgotten Role in Abu Ghraib (II)

Katherine Hawkins Researcher and lawyer CACI’s Forgotten Role in Abu Ghraib (II) Posted: 09/09/2013 2:28 pm Before reading this post, please read part I, on the publicly available evidence of CACI interrogators’ role in directing Charles Graner, Ivan Frederick, and … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Fraud/Waste/Abuse, Iraq, Legal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SIGAR Refutes Afghan Finance Ministry Claims

Today SIGAR published its response to the Afghan Minister of Finance’s (MoF) claim that our recent business taxes audit was flawed.  As the letter states, SIGAR auditors made repeated requests for information of Afghan officials – all of which were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Algeria says private security firms failed to prevent January’s terrorist attack at gas plant

Algeria says private security firms failed to prevent January’s terrorist attack at gas plant Published March 11, 2013 Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria –  An Algerian official says that the country’s security forces will take over the job of securing the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries

Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries A niche business has become a huge industry – but murky as ever: privatising conflict means bypassing democratic oversight Arjun Sethi guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 23 January 2013 09.00 EST Private military contracting has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The World’s Leading Security Trade Show IFSEC is in Istanbul in 2013!

The World’s Leading Security Trade Show IFSEC is in Istanbul in 2013! Published: October 16, 2012 By UBM Istanbul ISTANBUL, October 16, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ – Targeting to be one of the most notable trade shows in Turkey and in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment