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Camp Lemonnier Naval Base

Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea borders it in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 3,200 km / 8,958 sq mi.

Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 790,000 inhabitants. The Somali and Afar make up the two largest

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Kuwait

Department of Defense has awarded a $7,630,924 contract for fire and electric safety assessments. Work will be performed in Kuwait with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2025.

Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $7,630,924 were obligated at the time of the award.

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security clearance

security clearance

Before private military contractors and other overseas workers confront the Iraq War, they must first emerge victorious in the Paperwork War.

After they receive provisional employment offers, which probably means they have already provided a considerable amount of background materials to their prospective employers, candidates must normally complete the Office of Personnel Management’s

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PMSC

PMSCs

The restructuring and downsizing of offices and personnel within the Defense Department weakened key US oversight functions of PMSCs contracts with the Department. The Defense Department should re-appoint a senior official to oversee policy guidance, coordination within the Defense Department and other US Government agencies, and full implementation of legal and regulatory requirements regarding PMSC oversight. This official could also support efforts to strengthen international standards and national laws on PMSCs. It makes the most sense to be within the Office of the Under Secretary for Defense for Acquisition and

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USAID

USAID

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides $431 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen. This brings the total amount that the U.S. government has provided to the Yemen humanitarian response to more than $1 billion in FY 2022. Yemen complex emergency situation at a glance →

Years of conflict—along with an economic crisis, high levels of unemployment, and rising food and fuel prices—have left more

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contractors

Professional Overseas Contractors

Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States

Contractors authorized to accompany the Force, or CAAF, means contractor personnel, including all tiers of subcontractor personnel, who are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces in applicable operations and have been afforded CAAF status through a letter of authorization. CAAF generally includes all U.S. citizen and third-country national employees not normally

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Guam

Guam

Department of Defense (DoD) is awarded a $95,961,836 contract for the exercise of Option Two for base operating support services at installations within Joint Region Marianas, Guam.

The work to be performed provides facility operations and maintenance support services for the following: management and administration; port operations; facility management; facility investment; utility management; electrical; wastewater; steam;

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construction

construction

Department of Defense (DoD) awarded an additional $98,500,000 to increase the maximum dollar value of the multiple awards, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, design-build construction contracts for projects located primarily in Guam and other areas in the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of operations (AO).

The work to be performed provides new construction, renovation, and minor construction and may include, but is not limited to,

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Department of Defense has awarded $13,478,740 to a previously awarded contract for the Satellite Control Network.

This contract modification provides for the addition of systems engineering and integration a Modularized Transitional Remote Tracking Station - Deployable. Work will be performed in Oakhanger, England, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2025.

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $550 million to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration's seventeenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

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