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U.S. Embassy Iraq

U.S. Embassy Iraq

U.S. Embassy in Iraq is the largest, most expensive embassy ever built. It employs 15,000 people and costs $750 million to build. The Embassy opened in January 2009 following a series of construction delays. The complex is heavily fortified, even by the standards of the Green Zone. Fortifications include deep security perimeters, buildings reinforced beyond the usual standard, and five highly guarded entrances.

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How to get a job with USAID

Post Date: April 12, 2022 | Category: Around the World, General Information

Professional Overseas Contractors

This online training series is designed to answer some of the most frequently raised questions and concerns from organizations interested in partnering with USAID. Here you will find open and transparent guidance straight from USAID staff.

Whether you’re a non-governmental organization or small business just starting out, a large university looking to expand your outreach, or somewhere in between, we value your interest in USAID and want to make it easier to work with us.

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When you apply for a security clearance you find the process has become a little longer than in the past. Some clearances may take up to a year or more. You may find yourself frequently asking your security officer for the status of your security clearance. And you may find yourself wondering what those statuses mean. Here are the most common security clearance statuses your security officer will see in the system of record:

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The Benefits of Working Overseas

Post Date: April 9, 2022 | Category: General Information

working overseas

The danger and demand of contracting jobs in combat zones may have benefits worth packing your bags for. Most contractors working overseas make anywhere from $80,000  to $250,000 plus a year. Defense contracting has expanded dramatically over the last decade, particularly in the United States, where in the last fiscal year the Department of Defense alone spent nearly $316 billion on contracts overseas.

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Saudi Arabia

Living in Saudi Arabia offers contractors and expat employees and their families the opportunity to discover a new country and culture. The conveniences of everyday life, including modern housing, schools, healthcare, and shopping, are all conveniently located in company-operated communities. Recreational activities in communities are many and include golf, swimming, sailing, horseback riding, and more.

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Italy

Italy

In a display of the strengthening ties between the United States and Italy, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), the U.S. Mission in Italy, and other U.S. and local officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the new U.S. Consulate General in Milan.

The new U.S. Consulate General campus, which includes the restored iconic Liberty Building, Liberty Plaza, and Parade Ground, will offer a modern public gathering space and gateway welcoming visitors and staff.

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7 myths about living and working abroad

Post Date: April 7, 2022 | Category: General Information

working abroad

There are many misconceptions about working abroad. Often, if we talk to friends or acquaintances that have been contractors in the past, they only mention the good (or bad) things about their experience.

Or, on the other hand, we sometimes only hear what we want to hear and think only about travel and paychecks. Consider some of the following myths and their explanations:

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space-force

Department of Defense has awarded an $8,521,596, option modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides operations and maintenance support for the Ground-based Electro-optical Deep Space Surveillance System located in Socorro, New Mexico; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; and Maui, Hawaii.

The option is funded with fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds. Total contract value is $61,716,063.

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Karina Mateo, a logistics analyst for Boeing in San Antonio, Texas, was driving to work when she got a WhatsApp message from a random number with the +965 Kuwaiti country code. Mateo took a deep breath as she began to read. Two and a half years ago, her fiancé, Jermaine Rogers, was arrested in Kuwait on drug charges while working for General Dynamics on a contract with the U.S. military. His punishment had recently been reduced from death by public hanging to life in prison. The sender of the message identified himself as an American and fellow inmate at Kuwait’s notorious Central Prison.

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Dept of State — At a historic groundbreaking ceremony highlighting the enduring bilateral friendship and partnership between the United States and Nigeria, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu joined U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo on Thursday to officially mark the beginning of construction of a new, modern U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.

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