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Defense Pledges to Do a Better Job of Sharing Security Information With Overseas Contractors 

January 17, 2020


The Defense Department has responded to a national industry association’s request for increased coordination and communication to better protect federal contractors working overseas, but the State Department has yet to issue a reply.

On Jan. 6 the Professional Services Council, which has over 400 member companies who contract with the federal government, wrote to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and State Secretary Mike Pompeo following the recent deaths of U.S. contractors in Kenya and Iraq. PSC asked for a joint statement to address contractor security and improve how contractors are informed about threats.

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