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  • Defense Contractor CAPCO, Inc. in Western Colorado Raided by Feds (developing)

    11/08/2017 9:58:51 AM PST · by dware · 19 replies
    KREX News Channel 5 Facebook ^ | 11.08.2017 | Tyler Young
    On the 1300th block of Winters Avenue at CAPCO, Inc. Federal Agents are executing a court ordered search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. We'll keep you posted as more details become available.

    05/03/2017 8:21:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    snip Cole and King had spent more than a year together in Iraq investigating all manner of misconduct at Balad and beyond. They'd uncovered evidence that Sallyport employees were involved in sex trafficking , they said. Staff on base routinely flew in smuggled alcohol in such high volumes that a plane once seesawed on the tarmac under the weight. Rogue militia stole enormous generators off the base using flatbed trucks and a 60-foot crane, driving past Sallyport security guards.
  • Scandalous Images from Kabul: Guards at US Embassy Organized Humiliating Sex Games [2009]

    07/18/2015 10:06:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 54 replies
    Spiegel Online, Der Spiegel ^ | Sep 4, 2009 | Britta Sandberg
    Some of the men involved claim they were forced to participate by their supervisors at the ArmorGroup security firm. The scandal could yet again call into question the role of private contractors in US military missions...They show naked men, employees of the security firm, whose genitals are only barely covered with a kind of black beer mat. The men are drinking, dancing naked around a fire, licking each others nipples and grabbing each others testicles. They perform sex acts, pour vodka down each others' naked backs and drink it from the buttocks. It now appears that some of the men...
  • State Dept. contractor allegedly paid by Chinese agent to spy on Americans – yet no charges filed

    04/21/2015 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly unsealed court documents obtained by Fox News show a State Department contractor allegedly was paid thousands by an individual thought to be a Chinese agent in exchange for information on Americans -- but despite an FBI probe, the Justice Department declined to prosecute. A November 2014 FBI affidavit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, shows the bureau investigated the contractor for her admitted contact with individuals she believed to be Chinese intelligence officers. The affidavit from agent Timothy S. Pappa states the translator, Xiaoming Gao, was paid "thousands of dollars to provide information on...
  • US contractors 'killed in insider attack' in Kabul

    01/29/2015 12:07:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 1-29-2015 | Al Jezeera
    Three American contractors were killed in an apparent insider attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, an Afghan air force official told Reuters news agency. "It is unclear yet why he shot these advisers and no one else was there to tell us the reason," the official said, asking not to be named because he was not authorised to give statements to the media. "An investigation has been opened." The international force in Afghanistan also confirmed the shooting took place on Thursday evening. A rise in so-called "insider attacks" in Afghanistan has eroded trust between Afghan and international troops in the...
  • Millionaire cybersecurity expert missing as Maryland mansion burned to rubble

    01/20/2015 8:29:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    An executive at ScienceLogic, a company used to monitor the online networks of the FBI and the Department of Defense, among others, were missing Monday after a four-alarm fire destroyed his 16,000-square-foot Annapolis home. Don Pyle, the chief operating officer at the Reston-based technology provider, and his wife Sandy, couldn’t be located, authorities said Monday. It took 85 firefighters nearly three-and-a-half hours to get the blaze under control and firefighters had yet to set foot inside the building, uncertain about its integrity, Monday afternoon. Neighbors told The Washington Times the Pyles’ grandchildren may have been staying with them for the...
  • What Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Learned About the Business of War

    12/03/2014 3:11:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Professional Overseas Contractors ^ | December 3, 2014 | Drake Bennett
    Erik Prince is not whining, he wants that clear. “However much I had to put up with, in terms of the assault from all sides, from the lawyers and the bureaucrats, pales in comparison to guys who lost their lives, who were maimed, either active-duty military or contractors,” he says. “I’m just providing a cautionary tale to the next guy dumb enough to run to the sound of the alarm bell. Because the government can drop you on a dime and leave you hanging.” For Prince, who in less than a decade took an obscure military training facility, Blackwater USA,...
  • United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down (DoD contractor)

    11/24/2014 8:12:14 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24 | Ted Mann & Angelea Chen
    United Technologies Corp. Chief Executive Louis Chenevert abruptly stepped down, startling people inside and outside the industrial conglomerate he led for six years.
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • Former Blackwater guard testifies against friends

    07/03/2014 9:53:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    TWC Central ^ | July 3, 2014 12:35PM EDT | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Blackwater security guard Matthew Murphy and now-indicted ex-colleague Paul Slough were friends, having survived the war in Iraq together, creating a bond that under different circumstances might have lasted a lifetime. But from the witness stand in the Blackwater criminal trial this week, Murphy testified that he saw Slough fire at least two grenades into a car where a woman and her son died, two of 14 Iraqis killed on Sept. 16, 2007, in a downtown Baghdad square. In three days of testimony, Murphy became the first Blackwater security guard to testify against his former associates...
  • Navy SEAL contractor denied medical treatment by U.S. Embassy medical professionals

    06/30/2014 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies ^ | 6/30/14 | Jai
    Brandon Webb, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and now Editor-in-Chief of, posted a sobering article today on the failures of the State Department in regards to our former military contractors working overseas. Brandon tells us the story of a CIA paramilitary and former Navy SEAL, Matthew Wojciechowski, who, while on TDY (temporary duty assignment) in ‎the Middle East, endured severe chest pains while on a mission. Instead of the medical professionals at the U.S. Embassy assisting him, they performed a stress test on him, took his vitals and sent him back to work. They denied him further treatment, leaving...
  • Obamacare Contractor Pays People to Do Nothing

    05/13/2014 7:16:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/13/14 | staff
    Employees at Serco- an Obamacare processing center in Missouri with a contract worth more than $1.2 billion, are coming forward with stunning accounts of the odd work environment there. A current employee alleges that there is no work for employees to do, so they often sit idly staring at computer screens. Serco is supposed to process Obamacare applications, input the data into computers, and complete the sign up process, but the employee told KMOV that weeks could pass without an employee processing an application. “The main thing is that the Data Entry side does not have hardly any work to...
  • Serco’s Checkered History (Obamacare contractor defrauded the British gov)

    10/31/2013 7:50:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies ^ | October 30, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The CEO of Serco, a British-based company whose North American division received one of the largest contracts to work on the Obamacare insurance exchanges,[1] resigned Friday amid allegations that the company had defrauded the British government of millions of pounds. Even as myriad other allegations emerged about its work around the globe, Serco spent heavily on lobbying in Washington, D.C., and secured a multi-year contract potentially worth $1.249 billion to handle paper applications for the Obamacare exchanges. Serco did not respond to e-mail and voice-mail requests for comment. Public records demonstrate Serco’s concentrated effort to woo the U.S. government. In...
  • San Jose burned by bankruptcy of contractor on environmental center (OOOPS!)

    08/25/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/25/13 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- A Modesto contractor awarded an $11 million contract to build a San Jose environmental center despite finishing two city fire stations late has walked off the job and filed for bankruptcy with the unfinished project more than six months overdue and $1.6 million over budget. Applegate Johnston's team failed to show up at the Las Plumas Avenue job site last month and filed bankruptcy papers two weeks later, jeopardizing the project's completion and complex financing and forcing the city this week to delay occupancy of a key tenant until next year. City officials said the deadlines to...
  • Feds Hiring Contractor to Help Fight Crime Across Nation

    12/26/2011 3:59:47 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 26, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government is reaching out to the private sector for help in implementing a new municipal crime-prevention program across the nation -- across the nation of El Salvador, that is. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates just a $25 million price tag for the "El Salvador Crime and Violence Prevention Project" (Solicitation #SOL-519-12-000002); it should be noted, however, that the endeavor is only the latest in a series of such multi-year, U.S.- funded initiatives in El Salvador, which the agency says has "one of the highest rates of non-political violence in the world." In the last four...
  • USAID Seeks Contractor for Pakistan Tribal-Area Rep Slot

    08/24/2011 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 24, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    A private contractor to serve as Deputy Country Representative is needed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to work with its Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) Regional Team. The selected vendor will represent the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in discussions with U.S., Pakistani, and international NGO personnel specific to security and development concerns in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or FATAs, which includes the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). According to a Personal Service Contractor notice (Solicitation #SOL-OTI-11-000041) posted to FedBizOpps on Aug. 23, the PTI program: supports the Government of Pakistan's development efforts to better integrate...
  • US squandered £21 billion on private contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq

    07/26/2011 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 July 2011 | Ben Farmer
    America has squandered £21 billion on private sector contracts during a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq according to a draft congressional report. Waste, mismanagement and poorly conceived projects mean the United States could have lost more than 15 per cent of the total given out in contracts and grants. More could yet be lost as US troops pull out of Afghanistan, with the withdrawal risking "massive new wastes of money" because the Afghan government cannot finish costly projects already begun. The unfinished report has taken three years to compile and offers the most detailed account yet of the...
  • U.S. to Ramp Up Afghan Infowar with 'Aggressive Actions'

    06/30/2011 1:38:07 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 30, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. to Ramp Up Afghan Infowar with 'Aggressive Actions' -- Contractor to Bring About 'Desired Effects' in Global MediaThe next phase of a global information-warfare campaign to influence public and media perceptions about U.S. operations in Afghanistan is unfolding, according to an updated U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) planning document that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has located. “The information domain is a battlespace, and it is one in which USFOR-A must take aggressive actions to win the important battle of perception,” according to the project’s modified Performance Work Statement (PWS), dated June 7. Consequently, the Dept. of Defense, via the U.S....
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies ^ | June 12, 2011 |
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Obama order on contractor donations feared stalled

    06/14/2011 3:07:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/14/11 | Kim Dixon and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The White House is under pressure from consumer activists to follow through with its plan to force government contractors to disclose their political contributions, a rule that companies say will politicize awards of government business. Consumer group Public Citizen said on Tuesday it is among those worried that the White House attempt to throw more light on campaign spending will be put on the shelf after harsh criticism from the business community. President Barack Obama is working on an order to compel bidders for federal contracts to disclose two years worth of political contributions. ......