US Army awarded contracts for the Afghanistan Intelligence Services supporting US Forces in Afghanistan

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Release No: CR-122-16
June 28, 2016

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $31,063,977 firm-fixed-price level of effort undefinitized contract for Afghanistan Intelligence Services supporting U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 9, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $15, 531, 988 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W911W4-16-C-0008).

Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $28,613,559 fixed-price level of effort undefinitized contract for Afghanistan Intelligence Services supporting U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 9, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $14,306,780 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, is the contracting activity (W911W4-16-C-0008).

 

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Dead Dogs in Kuwait

Dead Dogs in Kuwait

A disturbing set of images purportedly show a pile of dead bomb-sniffing dogs that were put down after their contract with a security company was cancelled.

Dan Evon
Jun 24, 2016

Wikipedia

In June 2016, a series of photographs purportedly showing dozens of dead bomb-sniffing dogs circulated on social media, along with the claim that the animals were killed by Eastern Securities after their contract with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company was cancelled:

Eastern Securities or E Sec was awarded a contract with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to provide explosive detection dogs for their oil rigs. When KNPC canceled the contract with Eastern Securities, they were left with 140+ dogs that no longer had a job and were costing them money to feed and house them. Instead of being responsible with the working dogs and finding them homes, Eastern Securities chose the most cost-effective way of dealing with the unemployed working dogs, euthanasia. It is unknown at this time exactly how the dogs were killed or even if the remaining 90 are still alive. Continue reading

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Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

Michelle Malkin

Posted: Jun 29, 2016 12:01 AM
Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly

It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed in American blood.

The latest reports on Benghazi released this week underscore the persistent dangers of outsourcing security. Continue reading

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ured by Jobs in Afghanistan, Nepalis Face Risks and Death

Asia Pacific

Lured by Jobs in Afghanistan, Nepalis Face Risks and Death

By KAREEM FAHIM and BHADRA SHARMA  JUNE 28, 2016

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Mourning as the bodies of 13 security guards arrived at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The guards, who protected the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, were killed last week when a Taliban suicide bomber struck their commuter bus. Credit Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency

KABUL, Afghanistan — With their wraparound sunglasses and easy smiles, the Nepalese contractors who guarded the Canadian Embassy had become respected fixtures in Kabul, part of a larger community of South Asian security guards who stood sentry at foreign missions all around the capital.

Driven to work in Afghanistan by collapsed economic prospects back home, the contractors were able to send desperately needed money back to their families. But nothing here is without risk. Continue reading

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Fat Leonard and the Need for Whistleblower Protection

Fat Leonard and the Need for Whistleblower Protection

Fat Leonard Graphic

“Our behavior, as an organization and as individuals, must signal our commitment to the values we so often proclaim. As senior leaders, our personal conduct, and the example it sets, are essential to our credibility. To many inside and outside the service, the actual values of the Navy are those we senior leaders demonstrate through our behavior.”

Adm. John Richardson, USN
Chief of Naval Operations

 

Since 2010 the Navy has been unraveling the now-infamous “Fat Leonard Scandal.” They’ve found that a Malaysian ship-support contractor distributed lavish gifts, paid travel expenses, and provided prostitutes to Navy personnel in the US 7th Fleet so they would steer business to his company. The wrongdoing in this saga dates back to at least 2004 and has put hundreds of people, including numerous senior officials, under suspicion. How did this go on for so long without detection? And is there anything that may be done now to decrease the likelihood that something similar could happen again in the future? Continue reading

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Gurkha PMC’s banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria

Gurkha PMC’s banned from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria

Post Date: June 28, 2016 | Category: The Danger Zone

Professional Overseas Contractors

Days after losing more than a dozen security contractors to a suicide attack in Kabul, Nepal has banned its citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, Reuters reported on Saturday.

The news agency said the decision was taken after a parliamentary panel asked the government to swoop on traffickers who send thousands of migrants every year to conflict zones, where they faced the risk of exploitation. Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Private Army–A Perception Study of PMSC’s in the War Against Boko Haram

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Authorized Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) transiting High Risk Areas

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Raven 23

Raven 23

By Eric Parker

On September 16th, 2007 I was an up-gunner in a turret apart of Raven 22 a Department of State, Tactical Support Team that was responding to a Team in which their venue was attacked with a VBIED (Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device) aka Car-Bomb. There were multiple Tactical Support Teams in which one would be a primary, supporting the PSD Teams out in the Red Zone and another appointed which was on standby to spin up as needed. On this particular day Raven 23 was our Secondary as we (Raven 22) were the primary.

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Scapegoats of the Empire; Part 1

Scapegoats of the Empire; Part 1

Editors note: This is first part of a 2 part series that concerns a legal precedent that we believe to be a disaster for future military operations. These two posts concern the four former Blackwater operators who have been locked away for a long long time in the Fed Pen for doing the job they had been paid to do. To understand why this is an outrage one must understand the fact that the military had a “Nissor Square” incident at least once or more per month, month in and month out, for years and not one of the soldiers or Marines involved faced any scrutiny. If that is as it should be (many will contend that it is) then guess what? The rules just changed and not many have figured that out yet.  When the lawyers coming for you it’s a little late to realize the rules have changed and the game is now rigged. Continue reading

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