Security Contractor

Bank of America security trying to prevent me from taking a photo during the Iraq war protest

Navy contractor at center of scandal is helping investigators, documents show – Washington Post

Navy contractor at center of scandal is helping investigators, documents showWashington PostThe Navy’s sex-for-secrets corruption scandal may be about to get worse: Investigators’ prize catch has started to squawk. Leonard Glenn Francis, the Malaysian defense contractor who made a fortune by supplying Navy ships throughout Asia, has begun …and more »


Security Service Federal Credit Union announces contractor – (blog)

Security Service Federal Credit Union announces (blog)… To other groups and organizations in the community. Construction is scheduled to begin in March with a completion date of late 2016. The Security Service campus at La Cantera is currently being marketed by Dominion Advisory Group and CBRE Group Inc.and more »

The TSA Wants To Read Your Facebook Posts And Check Out Your Purchases Before It Will Approve You For PreCheck (Techdirt)

The TSA is disappointed that so few Americans have opted out of its bottle- tossing, package-groping screenings by signing up for its PreCheck program. For a few years now, the TSA has been selling travelers’ civil liberties back to them, most recently for $85 a head, but it’s now making a serious push to increase participation. The TSA can’t do it alone, so it’s accepting bids on its PreCheck expansion proposal. (h/t to Amy Alkon)
> _The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking vendors for TSA Pre√® Application Expansion initiative to develop, deliver, and deploy private sector application capabilities expanding the public’s enrollment opportunities for TSA Pre✓® through an Other Transactional Agreement (OTA) awarded by TSA. The Government plans to award an OTA to multiple vendors. The Government will evaluate the proposed ready-to-market solutions’ application capabilities against this TSA Pre√® Expansion Initiative Solicitation and Statement of Work._
This will involve a new pre-screening process to weed out terrorists by looking through a variety of “commercial data” sources. The proposal [pdf link] is very vague on the details of what “commercial data” will be used by these third parties.
> _Contractors may use commercial data to conduct an eligibility …

Security contractor David Berry, killed in Libya, leaves a legacy of U.S. Military service

A private security contractor, he was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Special Operations units and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan five times.