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2010-09-30 10:23:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former CIA Director General Michael Hayden and former Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Ambassador Mitchell Reiss will speak at IPOA's 2010 Annual Summit in Washington, D.C. on the challenges facing organizations and their clients operating in conflict and post-conflict areas. The premier event of the stability operations industry, IPOA's Annual Summit brings together private companies, government representatives and NGOs to explore issues...

2010-09-16 11:02:00

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has hired Jack M. MacRae as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Risk & Administrative Services. Mr. MacRae joins RELYANT from Safety and Ecology Corporation where he participated as a member of the company's executive team since 1996. His diverse and increasing responsibilities within the company paralleled the organization's rapid growth,...

2010-09-13 08:47:00

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of the Stability Operations Industry (IPOA) is holding its 2010 Legal Conference titled "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): National Security, Corruption, and Contingency Contracting" on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Maj Gen (ret) Kevin Kuklok, IPOA Standards Committee Chair and Corporate Ethics and Compliance Officer for EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT), is...

2010-09-09 12:53:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 16, Stephen S. Zimmermann, Director of Operations for the World Bank Integrity Vice-Presidency, will speak on anticorruption efforts in international development, emphasizing initiatives and results over the past two years. This will take place at IPOA's 2010 Legal Conference, "FCPA: National Security, Corruption and Contingency Contracting," where IPOA members, government representatives, and industry professionals...

2010-08-27 14:46:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Judge James Cacheris of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has denied Defendants ArmorGroup North America ("AGNA"), ArmorGroup International, Wackenhut Services, Inc., and Cornelius Medley's motions to dismiss whistleblower James Gordon's lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act. On September 9, 2009, Mr. Gordon, former Director of Operations of AGNA, filed a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit under the False...

2010-07-19 08:44:00

JERUSALEM, July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDenta Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IDTA) CEO Yaacov Shoham today issued the following statement concerning the activities in the German markets. Mr. Shoham stated, "Our products have been well received in Germany and our market is rapidly expanding throughout the country. The following updates will show our successes in Germany." 1. "As it developed with the French agencies, in the past 18 months we have been able to penetrate many of...

2010-07-16 15:01:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TADF), an Aerospace/Defense Services contractor that offers air-combat training, aerial refueling, aircraft maintenance, disaster relief services, and other Aerospace/Defense services to the United States and Foreign militaries and agencies, is pleased to announce that it has hired Tom Robinson as its Director of Disaster Relief Services. Since 1995, Mr. Robinson has been the Chief...

2010-06-07 17:03:00

Equatorial Guinea Investing in Anti-Piracy Measures to Promote Regional Security MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $250 million contract has been awarded to U.S.-based private security firm Military Professional Resources Initiative (MPRI), an L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) company, by the Government of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) to protect the country's vast aquatic resources, according to Vanguard. The contract will establish a...

2010-05-17 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark, a leading executive search firm serving the federal market, announces the success of this spring's invitation-only National Security Briefing (NSB). The event was co-founded three years ago by Benchmark and Kipps DeSanto, a leading federal M&A firm, and was co-sponsored this year by Holland & Knight, a multi-national law firm in federal contracting, mergers and acquisitions and compliance. The event attracted more than 150 of the...

2010-04-16 16:26:00

RALEIGH, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that today a federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment charging four employees from Blackwater World-Wide. Included in the indictment are Gary Jackson, 52, former President; William Wheeler Mathews, Jr., 44, an attorney and former Executive Vice President and Vice President of Operations; Andrew Howell, 44, General Counsel; Ana Bundy, 45, former Vice President of Logistics and...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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