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McCaskill, Portman Raise Oversight Concerns Over $90 Million in Equipment Contracts at U.S. Ports of Entry

United States Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 30, 2015 Contact: Sarah Feldman (McCaskill): 202-228-6263 Caitlin Conant (Portman): 202-224-5190 McCaskill, Portman Raise Oversight Concerns Over $90 Million in Equipment Contracts at U.S. Ports of Entry In letter to U.S. Customs and … Continue reading

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Military Contractors Hope To Turn Border Into New Cash Cow

Roque Planas Become a fan roque.planas@huffingtonpost.com Military Contractors Hope To Turn Border Into New Cash Cow Posted: 04/28/2015 2:29 pm EDT Updated: 04/28/2015 3:59 pm EDT PHOENIX — A two-foot metal snake with a tiny but powerful camera at the … Continue reading

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Documents allege Texas DPS spying on Mexico

Documents allege Texas DPS spying on Mexico Dylan Baddour | April 13, 2015 | Updated: April 13, 2015 6:00pm Internal documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety raise questions about the legality of privately-contracted border protection efforts, the Austin … Continue reading

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Why Is an Israeli Defense Contractor Building a ‘Virtual Wall’ in the Arizona Desert?

Why Is an Israeli Defense Contractor Building a ‘Virtual Wall’ in the Arizona Desert? Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border. Todd Miller and Gabriel Matthew Schivone January 26, 2015 A Border … Continue reading

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The Operators of America’s Largest Immigrant Detention Center Have A History of Inmate Abuse

The Operators of America’s Largest Immigrant Detention Center Have A History of Inmate Abuse By Taylor Wofford 12/20/14 at 4:50 PM Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of … Continue reading

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48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com By Nextgov Staff December 18, 2014 15 Comments This story has been updated.  The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may … Continue reading

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48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack

48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack By Nextgov Staff 3:22 PM ET This story will be updated.  The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed … Continue reading

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James Risen: The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War

James Risen: The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00 By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview (Photo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing)Unintimidated by the efforts of two administrations to force him to reveal a … Continue reading

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GAO upholds FCi protest against security contract to USIS unit

GAO upholds FCi protest against security contract to USIS unit Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:36am EDT A view shows the United States Investigations Services (USIS) headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia January 26, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – The U.S. … Continue reading

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DHS Expects to Outsource Employment Verification Checks to the Cloud

DHS Expects to Outsource Employment Verification Checks to the Cloud Andrea Danti/Shutterstock.com By Aliya Sternstein 4:00 AM ET 2 Comments The Department of Homeland Security plans to try a novel identity check model that lets citizens put a freeze on their … Continue reading

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