Government says KBR failed to make valid claim, asks judge to dismiss contractor’s case

by Mike Francis, The Oregonian March 18, 2013 The federal government should not be ordered to reimburse KBR Inc. for the costs the contractor has incurred for defending itself in lawsuits brought by military veterans, including Oregon National Guard soldiers, lawyers for the government argued in federal court Monday. They … Continue reading

US Army misled public about Acinetobacter outbreak’s origins, report shows

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 1, 2011 An internal 2005 U.S. Army study reported that improper use of antibiotics and unsanitary conditions at military hospitals contributed to a deadly outbreak of Acinetobacter infections — not Iraqi dirt in soldiers’ blast wounds, as officials publicly claimed until 2007. Injured Civilian Contractors … Continue reading

Senators Press for Burn Pit Updates from the Military

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 18, 2011 TAMPA BAY ONLINE May 18, 2011 Armed with a new study showing military personnel deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq are eight times more likely to suffer respiratory problems than those who are not, two senators are asking the Department of Defense to provide … Continue reading

Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher rate of debilitating respiratiory illness than those deployed elsewhere

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 Shirley Wang WSJ May 16, 2011 Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher rate of debilitating respiratory illness than those deployed elsewhere, according to a new study that bolsters concerns among some medical professionals and members of Congress about the … Continue reading

Army Public Health Command won’t release health studies-or even the titles of studies

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 By Bryant Furlow on May 15, 2011  Epinewswire The U.S. Army Public Health Command will not disclose epidemiological consultation (EPICON) studies completed in 2010 — or even a list of EPICON study titles, according to a Freedom of Information Act denial letter sent … Continue reading

Defense Base Act Coverage for US Government Contractors Working in Japan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 25, 2011 OWCP News Release March 24, 2011 In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March  11, 2011, various agencies of the United States may utilize the services of  private contractors to provide humanitarian and other assistance as part of … Continue reading

What KBR really knew about the chemicals at Qarmat Ali

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 18, 2011 Thanks to MsSparky for letting us crosspost p In the ongoing legal battle being waged by several State National Guard Units,  this video is pretty typical of what I’ve seen of KBR testimony about the role they played in  exposing US and British … Continue reading

ProPublica Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led to BP Accidents Past and Present

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 26, 2010 This is OT but there are so many similarities regarding Cover Ups and Safety and Compensation issues here not too mention that ProPublica deserves another nod A ProPublica and PBS FRONTLINE investigation. “The Spill [1],” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary drawn from this reporting, … Continue reading

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