Technician claims Dyncorp International breached employment contract in regards to wages

Michael Abella Jan. 19, 2017, 9:56am


BATON ROUGE – A Jefferson Parish man employed as an escort monitoring technician for a private sector contractor that provides services to the military alleges he is owed unpaid wages.

Everett Blakes, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Dyncorp International LLC alleging that the private contractor failed to pay him fully in accordance with the contract. Continue reading

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Dyncorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $30,790,391 modification

Dyncorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $30,790,391 modification

(P00148) to foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait) W58RGZ-13-C-0040 to exercise option year three of a regional management fee for aviation field maintenance services in support of the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Aviation Field Maintenance Division outside the continental U.S. operations.  This requirement includes, but is not limited to, the effort necessary to reset an aircraft to a fully mission capable condition; the installation of aircraft modifications under modification work orders; and support to various units and combat aviation brigades.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $30,790,391 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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Erik Prince: DOJ Admits Blackwater Contractors Were Caught in Enemy Crossfire

Erik Prince: DOJ Admits Blackwater Contractors Were Caught in Enemy Crossfire

Former Navy SEAL and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince talked about the United States v. Slatten case currently being argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit. Also known as the “Nisour Square case,” it involves the conviction of former Blackwater contractors who were convicted of criminal offenses related to the shooting of Iraqi civilians in 2007. The contractors are seeking to have their convictions overturned on the grounds that they believed themselves to be under attack.

“I was there in person,” Prince told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. “I feel terrible for the guys. I feel terrible for their families.” Continue reading

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Blood, milk and coke: How did a Sydney milkman end up in a hit squad sent to kill drug lord Pablo Escobar?

Blood, milk and coke

The Weekend Australian Magazine, January 21-22, 2017

Story: Mark Schliebs and Trent Dalton

She keeps the briefcase in the linen cupboard, high up on the top shelf, resting on the towels and bed sheets she uses the least. The briefcase is tan coloured and old and made of pig and snake skin. Felicity O’Neill places it on her dining table and wears a nervous smile as her thumbs compress the gold locks on either side of the leather handle. Inside the briefcase is the story of her ­former soulmate, Terry Tangney, told through neatly handwritten letters from Africa and South America and Afghanistan, grainy ­photographs and dot-point military diaries — the untold and extraordinary tale of how a nervy and unheroic milkman from Sydney’s Cabramatta joined a 12-man mercenary hit squad on a globe-crossing covert mission to assassinate Pablo Escobar, Colombia’s “King of Cocaine” who earned up to $21.9 billion a year at the late-’80s height of his bloody Medellin cartel narco-terrorist reign.

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Memo to head office : in the interests of our continuing viability as an independent provider of military services we should never, repeat never, again do business with a constitutional democracy

Memo to head office : in the interests of our continuing viability as an independent provider of military services we should never, repeat never, again do business with a constitutional democracy

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Creator
Pryor, Geoff, 1944-
Title
Memo to head office : in the interests of our continuing viability as an independent provider of military services we should never, repeat never, again do business with a constitutional democracy, signed Col. Tim Spicer – Tim Spicer sitting in jail writing, with briefcase labelled Sandline International beside him, 1997 [picture] / Pryor
Call Number
PIC Drawer 10611 #PIC/10753/69
Created/Published
1997
Extent
1 drawing : pen, ink and wash on board ; image 22.5 x 34.5 cm., on board 25.5 x 38.2 cm.
Physical Context
PIC Drawer 9601 #PIC/6129-PIC/6131-Pryor collection of cartoons and drawings [picture] //Memo to head office : in the interests of our continuing viability as an independent provider of military services we should never, repeat never, again do business with a constitutional democracy, signed Col. Tim Spicer – Tim Spicer sitting in jail writing, with briefcase labelled Sandline International beside him, 1997 [picture] /

 

 

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United States Army contingency contracting operations: emerging roles, procedures, and challenges facing Contracting professionals

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BLACKWATER IN IRAK EN HET INCIDENT OP NISOUR SQUARE De berichtgeving in de New York Times over: de inzet van private military companies door de Verenigde Staten in Irak.

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The Drugging of the Empire: The relationship between the Society of Apothecaries and the British East India Company 1706 to 1858

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THE RELIGIOUS POLICY OF THE BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY, 1806-1843

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Privatizing Drones

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. 6):

Will the privatization of drone operations mean less information disclosed to the public on who was killed, and why, where and when? Is this a hidden ”benefit” of privatization?

Parts of the federal government have realized that private prisons produce worse outcomes. The same needs to be realized about all privatized military operations.

JUDY JENSVOLD

Ithaca, N.Y.

 
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