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Why Private Security Part 4

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security Part 4 September 02, 2014To begin this post, I want to be clear that I do not advocate for the private security industry. … Continue reading

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Stop order against USIS could significantly slow down background checks

  Stop order against USIS could significantly slow down background checks   The United States Investigations Services (USIS) headquarters in Falls Church, Va. A stop-work order could significantly impact the security clearance process after USIS was hacked. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By … Continue reading

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Federal inspector urges nonprofit to eliminate its ‘gag provisions’

Federal inspector urges nonprofit to eliminate its ‘gag provisions’ By Scott Higham The Washington Post Published: August 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — A federal inspector general said Thursday that more than half of the separation agreements signed by departing employees of … Continue reading

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Time to regulate private security industry

Time to regulate private security industry by Leo Olivero Private Security is a worldwide multi-billion pound industry employing more personnel than the normal police service; Gibraltar has been no exception, over the past 10 to 15 years the presence and … Continue reading

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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Combating Trafficking in Persons

  Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Combating Trafficking in Persons   [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 2014)]   [Notices]   [Page 49317]   From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] … Continue reading

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A Tour de Horizon of Issues on the Agenda of the Mercenaries Working Group*

Minnesota Journal of International Law Summer, 2013 22 Minn. J. Int’l L. 324 Article: A Tour de Horizon of Issues on the Agenda of the Mercenaries Working Group* * The full title of the Working Group is “The Working Group … Continue reading

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Serbian deputy premier proposes banning citizens fighting abroad as mercenaries

Serbian deputy premier proposes banning citizens fighting abroad as mercenaries BBC Monitoring European 19 August 2014 13:19 (c) 2014 The British Broadcasting Corporation. Text of report by Serbian newspaper Vecernje novosti website on 19 August [Unattributed report: “War mercenaries crave … Continue reading

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The Ethical Implications of the Use of Private Military Force: Regulatable or Irreconcilable?

Journal of Military Ethics Volume 13, Issue 1, 2014 The Ethical Implications of the Use of Private Military Force: Regulatable or Irreconcilable? Dimitrios Machairasa* pages 49-69 Published online: 08 May 2014 Abstract This paper attempts to present an examination of … Continue reading

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Why Private Security Part 3

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security Part 3 August 13, 2014 On review, I see that in my first post I wrote that I would next cover conditions where … Continue reading

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Why Private Security Part 2

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security Part 2 July 16, 2014 Back in April, I wrote that I would address the question of using PSCs as replacement for soldiers … Continue reading

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