Oct 30, 2008 -The United States has spent at least $6 billion on private security contractors, like Blackwater USA, in Iraq since the war began in April 2003, according to a report released today by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
Jun 03, 2008 -By empowering security officers, property owners and security managers can effectively harden soft targets while increasing the professionalism and legitimacy of a much maligned profession, says one ASIS member speaking at a fire-safety conference.
May 30, 2008 -Quebec's government will now thoroughly screen employees, managers, and shareholders of firms receiving government security contractors after news one contractor had ties to organized crime.
Mar 12, 2008 -A diverse panel, including industry advocates and an executive, agreed private security contractors need U.S. regulation to weed out irresponsible firms and hold contractors responsible for abuses.
Mar 04, 2008 -Under tough new standards implemented in September, the security industry in New South Wales, Australia, has fired more than 150 security guards and refused licenses to 65 more for inappropriate behavior .
Feb 28, 2008 -Yesterday's agreement between TSA and the Merit Systems Protection Board provides an additional appeals process for transportation security workers with whistleblower retaliation complaints.