very bad , why are they being paid by the state department instead of the defense department ,
because its just another way to hide how much our government is ripping us off. it is also a way to hide how many people we have over in Iraq.
PMCs (Privite Military Companies) funded by state dept
Name HQ Portfolio Details
(3D Global Solutions): Carmel, IN United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Iraq
Aedion N/A N/A
Alpha Point Security Twain Harte, California most to individual clients (Website) Armed Security, UAV-
Intelligence (ISR) and Consulting... defense against piracy, terrorists and rebels.
AirScan Titusville, FL US Department of Defense, US Air Force, NASA
Maximum Protective Services,
ECOPETROL: the national oil company of Colombia, Occidental Petroleum Corporation,
Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (Angola), SONANGOL: national oil company of Angola || airborne surveillance and security
AQMI Strategy Corp
Blackwater USA (Website) Moyock, NC Iraq 800 million dollar contrat with state dept.
Braddock Dunn & McDonald (BDM) long-established defense contractor purchased in mid-1990s by TRW and onsold to Northrop Grumman in December 2002
C3 Defense, Inc. (Website)
CACI - California Analysis Center, Incorporated Arlington, VA
Critical Intervention Services Clearwater, FL paramilitary Security Agency
Custer Battles McLean, Virginia
Berodt Dynamics Iowa Defence contractor
Defensecurity (Website) Defense Security Training Service Corporation North Miami Beach, FL
Defion Internacional, (Website)
DynCorp, (Website) Falls Church, VA
Eastern Cross Iraq, Middle East
Elite Security Corps
ITT Corporation White Plains, NY
International Security Instructors, (Website) River Edge, NJ
Kellogg Brown and Root Houston, TX Formerly a Division of Halliburton
Landmine Sourcing - Global PMC Recruiters (Website)
Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI) (Website) Alexandria, VA
ManTech International Corporation
Northbridge Services Group Turkmenstan, Somalia, Nigeria
Northrop Grumman Los Angeles, CA
Overwatch Protection Solutions International, (Website)
Paratus World Wide Protection, (Website) Charlotte, NC Iraq
Ronin Worldwide Executive Protection, LLC, (Website) Dearborn, MI
Raytheon Cambridge, MA
SCG International Risk (Website) Fairfax, VA
Sharp End International (Website) who use mainly
Australian and New Zealand ex-special forces instructors
SkyLink USA, affiliated with SkyLink Aviation Herndon, VA
SOS(special ops security) Temps, Inc founded by former Navy Seal Richard Marcinko.
Spartan Consulting Group (Website)3 Los Angeles, CA
Tactical Response Services Tampa, FL paramilitary Security Agency
Titan Corporation San Diego, CA Benin
Top Cat Marine Security (Website) Malverne, NY marine security
Triple Canopy, Inc. (Website) Herndon, Virginia South America, Iraq
Vinnell Corporation Fairfax, Virginia Turkey, Saudi Arabia
VIP Investigations & Protective Services Inc. (Website)
EUBSA BV Inc. STOP units - Special Tactics and OPerations (Website) Beaverton, Oregon
Pathfinder Security Services Casper, Wyoming, USA oil, gas and mining sector; mainly in the US
The War on Terror and the 21st Century
The modern private military company has evolved from a hybrid of the wild activities of rogue white officers, and their African recruits, often linked with intelligence agencies running around Africa, and their more legitimate counterparts working under contract from Cold War hero countries. This coupled with the risk advisory services offered to corporations by companies like Kroll, Inc. and CRG and the introduction of more legitimate players from the high ranks of big militaries have come together to offer security to companies doing business in hostile regions and to countries seeking to upgrade their militaries.
The war in Iraq and Afghanistan along with the promised long global war against terror has created a boom in the security and risk advisory market. Trained and experienced military personnel from Special Forces units in the US, UK, Israel and South Africa are retiring to take part. The same is true for the intelligence agencies as companies aiding business ventures in Iraq like GlobalOptions and Diligence see executives on the boards from the CIA, DIA, FBI, the Secret Service, FEMA and MI6.
Many companies are subsidiaries of larger firms. MPRI and Titan were bought by L-3 Communications which is traded on the NYSE. Defence Systems Limited was bought by Armor Holdings, Inc., renamed ArmorGroup than bought out by its board. Group 4 Securicor is a merger between Group 4 Falck and the Wackenhut Corporation providing services from armed prison guards to guarding embassies to supplying electronic surveillance. Computer Sciences Corporation acquired DynCorp.
Many of these companies, while paid with taxpayer money when working under government contracts, are often registered offshore somewhere, escaping tax on many profits from re-entering the representative, public Treasury.
Other companies provide specialized advice and training for maritime concerns such as Executive Solutions International, LLC (ESI). The threat to port cities where liquefied natural gas comes in on container ships could be severe. Pirating and other attacks on the high seas are a threat in many areas of the world. Companies are developing to meet the security needs of cities and companies subject to terrorist or other attacks on shipments.
The laws surrounding hired soldiers and civilian contractors is not clear and not well defined under international agreements. This is a reason why increasingly the focus is regulation at the national level; e.g. as the licensing mechanisms used by the United States and South Africa demonstrate. Yet many of the hired soldiers are not American; they could be from the country of conflict, or flown in from Chile, El Salvador, or South Africa. Exactly what jurisdiction, aside from their employer, they are under is, according to some commentators, uncertain. 
This is true for American contractors as well. Civilian contractors working for Dyncorp in the Balkan wars were implicated by a fellow employee for indulging in a child prostitution and sale ring in the war torn country.  Those who turned in the employees were fired, and later the offending employees were fired , however not charged with anything. 
Some of the interrorgators in the Abu Ghraib crimes were civilian contractors provided by Titan and CACI. They have yet to be charged for any crimes, however they are being sued as are the two companies.  All three companies have continued to receive large wartime contracts from the US government.
· 1 decade ago