U.S. industrial production remains well below its peak level. In the meantime, America's output of defense and space equipment, mostly tools of war, is at record levels. Industrial activity is clearly booming in the wrong place.
Two Military Officials, Two Contractors and Contracting Company Indicted for Alleged Roles in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Related to DOD Contract in Afghanistan
The rabid calls for co-ordinated implementation of naked body scanners in airports across the planet, in the wake of the failed underwear bombing, will result in huge profits for the military industrial complex.
The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan. From Kandahar Airfield to the Bagram jail, the U.S. military is on a building spree, spending hundreds of millions of dollars
If Republicans are serious about reining in our out-of-control federal spending, they ought to start with the spending item that takes up 56 percent of our discretionary spending -- defense.
The "War Is Making You Poor Act" does 3 things: 1st, it requires the administration to carry out the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only the $549 bn set forth in the president’s budget for defense spending, without the $159 bn "emergency"
After a congressional panel added nearly a half-billion dollars to next year's defense budget for a jet engine the military insists it doesn't need, Gates called the move "a waste of money" and promised that the Pentagon "will strongly resist efforts
SAIC announced that it has been awarded a new contract, $6.6bn ceiling, by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to support the DIA DoD Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Enterprise, Combatant Commands and Service Intelligence Agencies with in
The "29 largest publicly traded defense contractors increased their use of offshore subsidiaries by 26 percent from 2003 to 2008." The "subsidiaries helped the contractors reduce taxes, in part by avoiding Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes"
Two government offices - one in Washington and the other in Austin - issued news releases Thursday, one noting a Houston-based company has been nominated for a prestigious national award, the other stating the same company is being charged with fraud
At least seven foreign companies doing business in Iran's energy sector also have won U.S. government contracts during the past five years, according to new findings released on Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office.
CCR asked the Supreme Court to take up the case against CACI and L-3 Services (formerly Titan), two corporations whose employees participated in the infamous torture of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib.
America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons, building police academies, and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits--but the program has been a disaster.
The U.S. government awarded Dubai-based ANHAM FZCO, Llc a $2.2 billion contract to provide food and support services to the U.S. military in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan, the company said on Friday.
. . .the U.S. has already spent more than $6 billion and is about to authorize more money, the Afghan police still face many of the same problems. Those include lack of leadership, low pay, corruption, insufficient training and a low retention rate.
It's estimated there are 25,000 registered security contractors in Afghanistan. The increase in private security contractors is part of a surge in the total number of contractors, with more than 100,000 in Afghanistan.
A Marine Corps captain and his wife skimmed $1.75 million from government contracts intended to spur economic development in Iraq, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles claims.
The likelihood that U.S. money is finding its way to the enemy as well as lining officials' pockets . . . is "one of the many very important things that came to light" during last fall's White House strategy review, an administration official said.
U.S. filed a civil suit against defense contractor KBR, alleging that the firm provided false statements in charging the government for the unauthorized use of private security guards in Iraq.
The firm owned by the general who withdrew his nomination to lead the Transportation Security Administration had received a contract worth almost $100 million from the Army after certifying he was a "service disabled veteran," [sleep apnea!]
WASHINGTON — The Navy says that three dogs died and dozens more were in poor health after being neglected by a private security contractor in Chicago that had been hired to train the dogs to detect explosives.
Zepeda, a Mokena businessman whose Chicago construction firm has been awarded more than $45 million in federal contracts is under investigation for allegedly bribing two Army officials and improperly inflating the costs of hurricane-protection work h
Chertoff, Former Homeland Security Chief Hired By Controversial Contractor, BAE. Chertoff is joining BAE's board of directors to "provide oversight and strategic counsel, further ensuring that BAE Systems, Inc. is well positioned to meet current and
DOD agreed to pay the megacontractor KBR $5 million a year to repair tactical vehicles, at Joint Base Balad, a large airfield and supply center north of Baghdad. What the military got was as many as 144 civilian mechanics, each doing as little as 43
Obama declared as “untouchable” the Pentagon budget of $1.5 trillion (including hidden costs in other government branches), which dwarfs the rescue package for the financial oligarchs.
The Pentagon and US intelligence agencies have fielded covert mercenary networks in Afghanistan, Pakistan (AKA "Afpak"), and Iraq whose mission is to murder tribal militants and nationalists opposing Western occupation.
the mismanagement of the $7 billion spent on police training over the last 8 years, partly attributed to lax U.S. State Department oversight, has left the country of 33 million people with a strikingly ineffective and remarkably corrupt police force.
In another twist to the ongoing saga to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers, United Aircraft Corp. of Russia is planning to bid on the $40 billion contract, according to a person familiar with its plans. United Aircraft,
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits—but the program has been a disaster
Pentagon official alleged to have set up Jason Bourne-style team to help track and kill Taliban. The effort was initially aimed at gathering political and cultural information about the region to aid the US military campaign.