Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Drudge Report Features “Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate”,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5116dff4b970c 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 Many thanks to Drudge Report for spreading the word about my latest article “Feds want to track your DNA like a license plate.” Steve Peacock Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a73d79549f970d 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 Just as details are emerging about a controversial, nationwide vehicle-surveillance database, WND has learned the federal government is planning an even more invasive spy program using “physiological signatures” to track down individuals. Steve Peacock Obama Hiring Contractor for African Bombs (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e46dcb1970b 2013-07-15T13:19:53-04:00 2013-07-15T13:19:53-04:00 My latest from WND. The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives. Steve Peacock Indonesian Air Force Getting Dozens of USAF F-16 Jet Engines,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017617152e33970c 2012-08-07T17:27:55-04:00 2012-08-07T17:27:55-04:00 The Obama Administration is providing twenty-eight jet engines to the Indonesian Air Force, which will use the re-manufactured Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220E engines to equip its F-16 fighters. Steve Peacock Feds Recruit Private Sector to Expand Drone Use,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201761665a0e0970c 2012-07-12T13:51:49-04:00 2012-07-12T13:51:49-04:00 The federal government’s expanded use of drones over U.S. airspace for “humanitarian assistance and homeland security” purposes soon will receive a boost of assistance from the private sector. A cadre of contracted “subject-matter experts” will help devise national policies and procedures governing unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Steve Peacock WND: Feds Recruit Private Sector to Expand Drone Use,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20177432c5221970d 2012-07-09T10:00:03-04:00 2012-07-12T14:00:24-04:00 See my latest article contribution to WND: “Feds recruit private sector to expand drone use; Seek traffic control experts to launch more spy planes over U.S. airspace.” Steve Peacock Air Force Fuel Supply and Storage to be Outsourced Around Globe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015437e5790c970c 2011-12-05T18:35:08-05:00 2011-12-05T18:35:08-05:00 The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) plans to outsource a chunk of its global fuel supply and storage services to industry, though the agency has not disclosed the exact magnitude of those future contracts, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. According to several presolicitation notices dated Dec. 5 and discovered... Steve Peacock U.S. Air Force Releases Little About Pakistani F-16 Upgrades, Other Than Cost,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8a5a87ec970d 2011-08-03T15:14:34-04:00 2011-08-03T15:15:19-04:00 The U.S. Air Force awarded a $42.3 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. in order to upgrade U.S.-provided F-16 fighter jets of the Pakistani Air Force. Steve Peacock Defense Firm Gets No-Bid Bomb Support Contract Amidst Conflict of Interest Claims,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882402fe970d 2006-07-27T00:00:00-04:00 2011-07-25T11:48:37-04:00 Defense manufacturer EDO Corp. is getting a sole-source contract to provide conventional- and nuclear-bomb ejectors to the U.S. Air Force, in spite of revelations that one of its board members simultaneously led a Pentagon-supported think-tank which consulted the Dept. of Defense on the procurement of the F-22 Raptor program -- a multibillion-dollar aerospace project for which EDO is a subcontractor. Steve Peacock