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Monday, September 27, 2021

DoD really has no idea who it’s hired to do private security, report finds | Military Times

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Private security contractors, or mercenaries, as they are less affectionately known, have earned a poor reputation throughout the Global War on Terror for their lack of accountability. Currently, the oversight of private contractors is the shared responsibility of the DoD and the private companies themselves. The absence of transparency between the groups contributes to a lack of information sharing. There is no code in personnel databases for security contractors, so they tend to get lost in the shuffle. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last Friday calls on the Pentagon to create: an internal definition for security contractors, a database capable of tracking them, and an oversight position for private security contractors. A full report was prompted partly when GAO search efforts could not compile a full list of DoD private security contractors. Of the contractors they could find, not listed was “the type of operation or exercise they support, or their functions, activities, and armed or unarmed status”.

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/07/30/dod-really-has-no-idea-who-its-hired-to-do-private-security-report-finds/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2008.02.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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