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ACADEMI — ex-Blackwater — Boosts State Dept Business, Eyes Acquisitions:

AOL Defense June 8, 2012

How confident is the new management at private security contractor ACADEMI — formerly known as Xe and, also, infamously, as Blackwater — that they’ve turned the company around?

Last month, apparently without attracting any public attention (until now), they quietly bought another security firm, International Development Solutions, and took over its piece of the State Department’s $10 billion World Protective Services contract, which then-Blackwater got kicked out of years ago.

And ACADEMI plans on further acquisitions, CEO Ted Wright confirmed in an exclusive interview with AOL Defense.

The company has spent a year rebuilding and is set to grow again, said Wright, who took over in June 2011. (He was hired by a new ownership team that bought out Blackwater founder Erik Prince the previous December). “The things we said we were going to do a year ago, we’ve kind of done,” said Wright, just back from visiting employees in Afghanistan.

Since he started, the company has not only a new name but a new management team, a new board of directors — in fact it didn’t even have a board before — and a new corporate headquarters in Arlington, looking across the Potomac River straight at the headquarters of the State Department. Many of the employees doing security work in the field are new, Wright said, and the core of ACADEMI’s business, its training cadre, has turned over almost completely: Only about 10 instructors remain from the old days, compared to 30 new hires, with another 20 on the way.

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June 8, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Blackwater, Civilian Contractors, Private Security Contractor, State Department, Xe | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New chairman takes over at G4S

StockMarketWire.com – G4S, the world’s leading security solutions group, specialising in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat, has a new chairman.

Following announcements earlier in the year its chairman, Alf Duch-Pedersen, has retired from the Board and John Connolly has become an independent non-executive director and the new chairman.

At 11:22am: (LON:GFS) Group 4 Securicor share price was -1.25p at 274.75p

June 8, 2012 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, G4S | , , , | Leave a comment

EOD Jobs: Senior EOD Technician in Indian Head Maryland United States

Title: Senior EOD Technician
Location: USA-Maryland-Indian Head
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June 8, 2012 Posted by | Bomb Disposal, Civilian Contractors, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , | Leave a comment