Sea-Tac prepares for record number of summer passengers; private security contractors start next week – Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Sea-Tac prepares for record number of summer passengers; private security contractors start next weekPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)This will free up TSA agents to open more screening lanes for travelers. A few hundred Sea-Tac passengers line up at security. New private contractors are Enlarge. A few hundred Sea-Tac passengers line … Continue reading

CBS exclusive: Family of American security contractor jailed in Congo pleads for his freedom – CBS News

CBS NewsCBS exclusive: Family of American security contractor jailed in Congo pleads for his freedomCBS NewsHundreds of police and military officers suddenly appeared at the rally in the southeast Congo city of Lumumbashi in late April, and the mood of the Congolese crowd swiftly shifted from celebration to tension. Caught … Continue reading

Australian security contractor dies at embassy in Baghdad – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAustralian security contractor dies at embassy in BaghdadABC OnlineA 34-year-old Australian security contractor has died at the Australian embassy in Baghdad, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed. There are reports the man was shot but the Federal Government would not confirm that, and said the circumstances of …Australian, 34, ‘shot … Continue reading

Meet the private contractors manning Israel's checkpoints – Mondoweiss

MondoweissMeet the private contractors manning Israel’s checkpointsMondoweissAn Israeli investigation has revealed a 23-year old Palestinian woman and her 16-year old brother were killed last week at an army checkpoint in Jerusalem by civilian security contractors, not soldiers. The siblings who were killed, Mariam Abu Ismail …Israel: Private Contractors, Not Police, … Continue reading

Security contractor recounts his role in saving Americans at Benghazi – News Sentinel

News SentinelSecurity contractor recounts his role in saving Americans at BenghaziNews SentinelBy Bob Caylor of The News-SentinelKris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and security contractor, recounts his role in helping save about 30 Americans who were under attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Paronto appeared Tuesday in … Continue reading

Sea-Tac to consider replacing TSA with private security contractors – Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)Sea-Tac to consider replacing TSA with private security contractorsPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)The Port of Seattle is considering replacing the Transportation Security Administration screening at Sea-Tac Airport with private security contractors. Everyone who has traveled through Sea-Tac recently knows the struggle – long lines and wait … Continue reading

Updated list of authorised private ship security contractors published – International Law Office (registration)

Updated list of authorised private ship security contractors publishedInternational Law Office (registration)As part of its review, the department announced that it would re-examine the list of authorised private ship security contractors and cancel the authorisation of inactive contractors. This process has been completed and a revised list of authorised …