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G4S fails to perform, US soldiers still guarding gates in South Korea

Update:  OCC has learned that G4S is paying 30% less than the previous contractor

Stars and Stripes January 11, 2012

SEOUL – U.S. soldiers continue to staff a number of entry gates at military installations in South Korea, six weeks after a new contractor failed to hire enough security guards to do the job.

Military officials, however, say they have no plans to sever ties with security firm G4S, even though the company is in violation of its contract.

“G4S has a realistic plan to ensure full performance, and they are meeting their milestones leading up to full performance,” military officials said in a statement. However, they would not release details of that performance plan, including when G4S would be required to fully staff gates, saying that information was “proprietary to G4S.”

Please read the entire article here

January 12, 2012 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Department of Defense, G4S, Korea, Private Security Contractor | , , , , ,

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