Blackwater Gets ‘Too Big to Fail’, Hires AIG Castoff

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 Nothing says, “We’re through with scandal!” quite like hiring a former executive from one of the country’s leading economic bloodsuckers. by Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room Blackwater — sorry, Xe Services — really wants to turn the PR page from the bad … Continue reading

Class Action Tax Misclassificiation filed against XE, Formerly Blackwater

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 7, 2011 Scott Bloch blasts Blackwater on behalf of thousands of former employees who were mistreated and denied employee benefits, unemployment and other withholding based on a fraudulent misclassification as independent contractors. Mercadante et al vs Xe Services, LLC et al Statement Concerning Filing of … Continue reading

Two New Contractor PTSD Suicides this week

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 19, 2011 It is with sorrow that knows no bounds this evening that we must announce that the contractor community has lost two more lives to PTSD only five days apart They were both former DynCorp employees covered by CNA under the Defense Base Act … Continue reading

Defense Department’s Use of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 25, 2011 February 21, 2011 Background Analysis and Options for Congress by Moshe Schwartz  Specialist in Defense Aquisition See this report at ProPublica

Obama presides over a private contractor boom

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 25, 2011 The use of armed private contractors has soared in Afghanistan since President Obama took office, a report finds War Room Salon February 25, 2011 The number of private security contractors working for the Defense Department  in Afghanistan has more than tripled to about … Continue reading

Insurgents kills eight security guards

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 18, 2010 Will update as information becomes available KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 18 (UPI) – Eight guards working for a private security company were killed in a clash with insurgents in Afghanistan, officials said. Three other guards were wounded. The fighting occurred Sunday in southern Afghanistan’s … Continue reading

Overseas Contractor Count 1st Quarter FY 2013

In 1st quarter FY 2013, USCENTCOM reported approximately 136,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR.  Crossposted from Danger Zone Jobs please visit their site   This report updates DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  … Continue reading

Up to 50 Afghan Security Guards Killed a Month

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 17, 2010 Afghan security firms denounce Karzai’s ban KABUL — The Watan Group’s trained fighting force of 2,000 men, armed with rifles and rockets, battles daily to secure the most dangerous roads in Afghanistan so that critical supply convoys can reach U.S. and NATO troops … Continue reading

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