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Former staffer with U.S. contractor pleads guilty in State Department scam

[Translate] Former staffer with U.S. contractor pleads guilty in State Department scam The State Department overpaid to lease property in Iraq, thanks to a conspiratorial group of contractors. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) By Rachel Weiner July 31 at 11:42 AM A … Continue reading

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That time when a real property lease in Iraq jumped from $124,000/mo to $665,000/mo

[Translate] That time when a real property lease in Iraq jumped from $124,000/mo to $665,000/mo July 3, 2017 By domani spero in Contractors, Court Cases, Govt Documents, Huh? News, Iraq, Oversight, Realities of the FS, State Department, U.S. Missions Tags: Anti-Kickback … Continue reading

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The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis

[Translate] The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis Hardcover – June 27, 2017 by Raymond Davis (Author), Storms Reback A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani … Continue reading

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DynCorp workers accused of bilking State Department out of millions in Iraq

[Translate] DynCorp workers accused of bilking State Department out of millions in Iraq The federal courthouse in Alexandria. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post) By Rachel Weiner June 13 Workers for government contractor DynCorp International conspired to bilk the State Department out … Continue reading

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US Embassy Kabul: 9 Afghan Guards Killed, 11 American Contractors Wounded

[Translate] US Embassy Kabul: 9 Afghan Guards Killed, 11 American Contractors Wounded June 1, 2017 By domani spero in Americans Abroad, Contractors, Realities of the FS, Security, State Department, U.S. Missions Tags: Afghanistan, Casualties, contractors-wounded, local guards-killed, suicide truck bomb, US … Continue reading

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Officials Fire Employees at Kabul U.S. Embassy for Drug Dealing

[Translate] Officials Fire Employees at Kabul U.S. Embassy for Drug Dealing Posted by Mary Chastain    Friday, March 31, 2017 at 3:00pm Afghanistan supplies the majority of the world’s heroin. American officials have fired numerous employees at the U.S. Embassy … Continue reading

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State Dept. Officer Clears AAR Airlift In Counternarcotics Row

[Translate] State Dept. Officer Clears AAR Airlift In Counternarcotics Row

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Protecting Diplomats in Iraq: What Can the U.S. Department of State do to Improve it’s Management and Oversight of Security Contractors in Iraq

[Translate] Protecting Diplomats in Iraq: What Can the U.S. Department of State do to Improve it’s Management and Oversight of Security Contractors in Iraq

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Navarre Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from the Government by Falsifying Travel Expense Claims

[Translate] Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Florida FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 31, 2017 Navarre Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from the Government by Falsifying Travel Expense Claims PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Timothy James Nelson, 36, … Continue reading

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DynCorp not sweating possible State Department cuts

[Translate] DynCorp not sweating possible State Department cuts Mar 30, 2017, 1:11pm EDT James Bach Staff Reporter Washington Business Journal While President Donald Trump has proposed dramatic cuts to the State Department budget, McLean-based global logistics contractor DynCorp International Inc. … Continue reading

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