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Host Mark Amtower interviews Deltek CEO Kevin Parker about the company's recent acquisition of Input.
October 11, 2010 (Repeated October 18, 2010)
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A Senate Armed Services Committee report found the army of private contractors working for the U.S. in Afghanistan threatens the safety of American troops.
Heavy U.S. reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban because contractors often don't vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs.
After weeks of deadlock, delegates from North and South Korea agreed to resume reunions of families separated by the Korean War. Reunions are anticipated to be held from October 30th through November 5th at the Mount Kumgang joint mountain resort area in North Korea. When two states agree about an issue, but have trouble reaching a final agreement, experience and good judgment commend that you track the money. Mount Kumgang is operated by South Korea, but at a profit for North Korea. South Korea caved to North Korean demands because the social pressure for resuming reunions in South Korea is irresistible; more powerful than all other considerations, including more cash to the North.
Washington Technology reports that SBA is not offering information about whether or not suspensions are in store for the small businesses working with GTSI Corp.
The protest by U.S. Aerospace and its partner, Ukrainian aircraft-maker Antonov has been denied.
Military vehicles patrolled the streets of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, over the weekend, but there have been no further protests since last week when army commandos rescued US-educated President Correa. Correa has embellished his rescue by accusing the police of attempting a coup. Correa is milking the crisis as a victim; he was in danger from an escalating street encounter that he provoked, which got out of control. The police had guns, a complaint about pay cuts, mobility, and an opportunity, but they had no plan - otherwise Correa would be dead. The police had Quito in their grasp, but no one took charge of the mutiny to convert it into a coup. There was no coup attempt.
GTSI said it will fight its suspension by SBA, but it face an uphill battle, Government Technology reports.
GTSI Corp. has been suspended from further government contracts. Mark Amtower, host of Amtower Off Center, and Jonathan Aronie, a partner at Sheppard Mullin, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss what the suspension means for the contracting community.