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Brian Bouffard, Former Navy JAG Lt. Commander

Pretrial hearings are underway in the case against the man accused of masterminding the bombing of the U.S.S Cole 14 years ago. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri could receive the death penalty for charges including terrorism and the killing of 17 soldiers. A new judge, Colonel Vance Spath, has just taken over the case at a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. In this week's Legal Loop, Tom Temin and Emily Kopp speak with Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Bouffard on the Federal Drive. He takes them inside the world of military commissions.

Tags: USS Cole , Brian Bouffard , military commissions , Legal Loop

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:56pm EDT

Former defense contractor pleads guilty to sharing classified documents

Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Bruce Schliemann, a former defense contractor and retired Navy SEAL, faces up to one year in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 when he is sentenced.

Tags: Navy SEAL , Bruce Schliemann , classified documents , contracting

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 03:50am EST

Lockheed, BAE say they won't issue layoff notices if sequestration takes effect

Lockheed Martin will not issue layoff notices known as Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices if the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration take effect Jan. 2.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , sequestration , budget , layoff , WARN ,

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 08:40am EDT

Senate bill revisits contractor pay cap

The bill (S.2198), introduced Thursday by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would cap contractors' pay at $400,000 and apply that cap to all contract employees not just top executives.

Tags: Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , pay cap , DoD , OMB , Congress , Jolie Lee

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:18pm EDT

Analysis: No easy answers for a lawmaker's contractor inquiry

On the face of it, it seems like a simple question: How many contractors work for the Department of Homeland Security? And in fact, a top Senate subcommittee chair, whose panel oversees government contracting only got a spreadsheet with a statistical estimate of the number of DHS contractors working in the area. A representative from one of the top trade groups representing the federal contracting industry offers some analysis.

Tags: management , DHS , homeland security , security , Elaine Duke , Senate Task Force on Government Performance , Claire McCaskill , Max Cacas , contracting ,

Monday - 12/21/2009, 06:59am EST

Contractor fatalities skyrocket in Iraq, Afghanistan

So far this year, more contractors have died in Iraq and Afghanistan than American soldiers, according to a report.

Tags: DoD Report , Iraq and Afghanistan , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:09pm EDT