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MadrasT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-27-08 01:05 PM
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27. Now here's a thread tailor-made for me...
Edited on Sat Sep-27-08 01:40 PM by MadrasT

Here's my 2 cents:

1) Army Reserve teams with D.C. Police to boost employment

The Army Reserve recruited the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department in its new initiative to partner with public and private sector employers to jointly recruit, train and employ individuals.

Either side can recruit an individual for the program, to let employees get Army training and enhance Army operations.

"If you look at the makeup of the Army Reserve, there's 11,000 military police and correction specialists," said Russell Rice, chief warrant officer of the Army Reserve. "For our employment outreach, we thought we should concentrate on law enforcement because of the number of soldiers we have in this field."

There are slightly more than a million available soldiers the Army could place or find employment for, he said. They are presently working with 50 nationwide and regional companies to do just that.


By this fall, they hope to have 400 to 500 companies signed up. They are zeroing in on companies in the engineering/construction, personnel administration, information technology, mechanic, supply, chemical, civil affairs fields, medicine, transportation, law and enforcement/corrections fields.


2. Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.

KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space, company executives said. KBR, which announced the contract last month, had a similar contract with immigration agencies from 2000 to last year.


Advocates for immigrants said they feared that the new contract was another indication that the government planned to expand the detention of illegal immigrants, including those seeking asylum.

Its pretty obvious that the intent of the government is to detain more and more people and to expedite their removal, said Cheryl Little, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami.

Ms. Zuieback said the KBR contract was not intended for that.

Its not part of any day-to-day enforcement, she said.

She added that she could not provide additional information about the companys statement that the contract was also meant to support the rapid development of new programs.

Halliburton executives, who announced the contract last week, said they were pleased.

I blogged about it here:

Have to look into all those psychology bits... those are new to me. Add a layer of tinfoil :tinfoilhat:, and dive right in, the water's fine!
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