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Monthly Archives: July 2011
By David Isenberg In case anyone has possibly forgotten, in September 2007 the firm formerly known as Blackwater, Inc., now Xe Services, a private security contractor (PSC) under contract with the Department of State (DoS), was involved in an incident … Continue reading
Former Bush NSA director calls for ‘digital Blackwater’ Posted on 07.30.11 By David Edwards The man who headed the NSA and CIA under President George W. Bush suggested Friday that mercenaries were needed to deal with growing cyber threats. Gen. … Continue reading
The Sunday Conversation: Rachel Weisz In taking on the true story of former U.N. police monitor Kathryn Bolkovac in ‘The Whistleblower,’ the actress tries to capture the spirit of a woman who uncovers corruption and misconduct. Rachel Weisz at the … Continue reading
H.R.2665 — Stop Outsourcing Security Act (Introduced in House – IH) 112th CONGRESS1st SessionH. R. 2665To phase out the use of private military contractors. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJuly 27, 2011Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. HINCHEY, Ms. LEE … Continue reading
State to SIGIR: Take Your Oversight Questions and Shove Them By David Isenberg Just when you thought thing were getting better in the sandbox it turns out they aren’t. That is one of the conclusions in the latest quarterly report, … Continue reading
Bloomberg.com July 29, 2011 Dubai Firm Overbilled Pentagon $900 For $7 Switch, Bowen Says By David Lerman and Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News A U.S. contractor in Iraq overbilled the Pentagon by at least $4.4 million for spare parts and equipment, … Continue reading
Whistleblower Trial Against Blackwater Begins Posted on July 29, 2011 by Lindsey Williams In 2008, two former employees brought a whistleblower lawsuit against the security firm once known as Blackwater (now named Xe Services). On July 27, the trial began … Continue reading
The KBR – NICS Documentation: Part 3 By David Isenberg Here is the third installment of documentation related to the report I co-wrote, “The Najlaa Episode Revisited”, published by the Project on Government Oversight in June. The report detailed various … Continue reading
Pentagon Push to Cut Contractors Takes Toll on Businesses By Judson Berger Published July 28, 2011 | FoxNews.com The Pentagon’s push to bring contract work in-house has started to cause hardship for the myriad companies that rely on government business … Continue reading