POGO Uncovers Lax Oversight of Baghdad Embassy Diplomatic Security

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 26, 2010 Surprise! Another War-Zone Embassy Poorly Guarded by Contractors By Spencer Ackerman 3/26/10 8:35 AM Last time, it was the lascivious behavior of ArmorGroup — the private security firm handling the U.S. Embassy in Kabul — that attracted headlines. Those revelations led to disclosures … Continue reading

Former Iraq Security Contractors Say Firm Bought Black Market Weapons

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 18, 2009 by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica and Aram Roston – September 18, 2009 10:05 am EDT Last spring, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Iraq got a makeover,replacing the scandal-plagued Blackwater private security company with a firm named Triple Canopy. The new $1 billion contract … Continue reading

Contractor Electrocuted in Shower

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 8, 2009 Reid asks for investigation into electrocution Democracy Now interview with family Contractor electrocuted in shower By KIMBERLY HEFLING (AP) – 1 hour ago Contractor electrocuted in shower By KIMBERLY HEFLING (AP) – 34 minutes ago WASHINGTON — A State Department contractor apparently has … Continue reading

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