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Diego Gercia

Diego Gercia

Department of Defense has awarded an $18,028,631 firm-fixed-price task order (N4008422F4571) under previously-awarded design-build / design-bid-build, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity, unrestricted multiple-award construction contract N40084-21-D-0079 for repairs to the synchro lift pier, Facility 458, at U.S. Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia.

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Fat Leonard

Fat Leonard

On Friday, the U.S. government posted a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard," who disappeared weeks before being sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation's defense contracting history.

Francis pleaded guilty in 2015 to offering prostitution services, luxury hotels, cigars, gourmet meals, and more than $500,000 in

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Living and working in Qatar on Al Udeid AB

Post Date: September 9, 2022 | Category: Hiring Information

qatar

Qatar is a sovereign Arab emirate, located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island kingdom of Bahrain.

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BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel
numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) and the current status of efforts underway to
improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on
DoD contractor personnel deployed in Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and the
U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

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Italy

Department of Defense awarded a $29,721,066 to previously awarded global contingency multiple award construction contract N62470-19-D-8024 for renovations to Joint Intelligence Center, Building 639, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.

The work to be performed provides for reconfiguring and renovating both the ground and first floors to provide a modern, contiguous secure working area for Commander, Task Force 67 operations.

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antactica
antarctica

On her very first day in Antarctica, one woman was warned to aviod a certain building as NSF McMurdo Station unless [she] wanted to be raped.

Another was so "freaked out"by the pervassive sexual harrassment that she began carrying around a hammer.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment "are a fact of life" in Antarctica, another woman said, "just like the fact that Antarctica is cold and the wind blows."

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When you are a military soldier and firing at an enemy alongside several other soldiers, you don’t know if it was your gun, your bullet, that killed someone. “I’d rather not know,” says Stephen Friday, who spent 12 years in the British army before becoming a private military contractor (PMC) in 2008, working in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first time he ever shot somebody and knew about it “was as a PMC. The firefights were a lot closer, a lot more personal.” It was also more dangerous.

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USAID

USAID

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support the people affected by heavy rains and severe flooding in Sudan, which have resulted in at least 89 deaths, affected more than 226,000 people, and destroyed or damaged more than 47,000 houses.

As the largest donor to the Sudanese people, USAID has provided more than $457 million in humanitarian aid since October

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During the Iraq war, private defense contractors providing security and support outnumbered troops on the ground at points. Contractors can enhance US military capacity but also entail risks. US experience with private security contractors holds several key lessons.

Over 20 years after the war began, the Iraq war might best be remembered as America’s most privatized military engagement to

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PMC

Private military contractors are private companies that provide the same services as a private military, but instead of being employed by a government or state, they work for private organizations. The private organization hires them to protect their employees and assets while providing security in high-risk areas. They can be hired by anyone from an individual to a corporation, non-governmental organization (NGO), or multinational company.

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