Tag Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

CIPFA calls for ‘open book’ outsourcing deals

CIPFA calls for ‘open book’ outsourcing deals By Richard Johnstone | 26 March 2015 The next government should introduce an ‘open book’ approach to outsourcing contracts to increase transparency and value for money, CIPFA has said. In a briefing published … Continue reading

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The Return of the Mercenary

The Return of the Mercenary How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare Kathy Gilsinan Mar 25 2015, 10:39 AM ET Rande Archer/Flickr The use of mercenaries in warfare has a very long history—much longer, in fact, … Continue reading

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Airmen in privatized housing may have to buy own renters insurance

Airmen in privatized housing may have to buy own renters insurance By Jeff Schogol, Staff writer 8:06 p.m. EDT March 11, 2015 (Photo: Air Force) Airmen who sign new leases for privatized housing on base may have to pay for … Continue reading

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Time for an outsourcing wake-up call

Time for an outsourcing wake-up call 20 March 2015 | John Tizard 2 comments Serco’s losses should be a wake-up call for both outsourcers and politicians. We need a review of the impact of and conditions for successful public sector … Continue reading

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Privatizing Security in India

Privatizing Security in India Amit R. Saksena 03.07.15 In a recent post for International Policy Digest, I argued in favour of hiring private military contractors to deal with issues like terrorism and insurgency movements. National security, like it or not, … Continue reading

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Breaking the yardstick: the dangers of market-based governance

Breaking the yardstick: the dangers of market-based governance Don J. DeYoung Defense Horizons. .67 (May 2009): p1. Overview In the middle of the last century, America became a superpower. It happened, in part, because of a well-balanced technological partnership between … Continue reading

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Government by contract and the structural constitution

Government by contract and the structural constitution Author(s): Kimberly N. Brown Source: Notre Dame Law Review. 87.2 (Dec. 2011): p491. Full Text: Although private parties have performed government functions throughout most of Western history, mainstream administrative law scholarship is dotted … Continue reading

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A contract to transform

A contract to transform William Hooper On February 16, 2015 http://www.oareborough.com The UK government has been shocked by the weaknesses in its commissioning and contract management of services revealed by the G4S and Serco incidents. At a time that both … Continue reading

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Iraq war anniversary: Remembering Blackwater

Iraq war anniversary: Remembering Blackwater By Belen Fernandez | Al Jazeera – 6 hours ago “My company’s history is a proud tale of performance excellence and driven entrepreneurialism.” So writes Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of history’s most notorious private … Continue reading

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Security as commodity: around the world, private security contractors outnumber police forces–should we be worried

Security as commodity: around the world, private security contractors outnumber police forces–should we be worried? Author(s):Christina Woolner Ploughshares Monitor. 32.1 (Spring 2011): p10. http://www.ploughshares.ca/libraries/monitor/monitor.html On November 19, 2010, 25 people from Jamaica, Haiti, St. Lucia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, the … Continue reading

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