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Jobs: Security Advisor, Papua New Guinea

   I am going to guess that these guys will probably favor Australians or New Zealanders over other contractors.  But you never know and I would still put in with these guys.  I haven’t a clue about the company, but I am sure it is a group involved with some kind of mining project or similar. Please follow the blue highlighted links below to apply, and I am not the POC or recruiter for this project.  Good luck. –Matt


Security Advisor PNG

-2 contract positions- 1 X Short Term until February 2011 and 1 X Long Term

-PNG Location

-Be a part of one of the biggest resources projects

Our client is a part of one of the biggest resources projects in PNG. An opportunity exists for an experienced Security Advisor to join the project bringing their expertise in risk management, personnel protection, intelligence, investigations and operations.

Reporting directly into the Regional Corporate Security Management, your key responsibilities will include:

-Providing expert advice in Risk Management, Personnel Protection, Intelligence, Investigations & Operations

-Advise In-Country Management on security strategies in accordance with established corporate standards

-Review and Audit compliance of required corporate standards

-Monitor compliance of Security documentation

-Liaise with PNG Security Team and local Law Enforcement and Government Officials

-Coordination of VIP visits

Ideally Suitable candidates will have:

-Demonstrated leadership success in Law Enforcement Military or Corporate Security Management

-Superior security intelligence and analytical skills

-Ability to demonstrate proven project and task milestones

-Excellent communication & interpersonal & negotiation skills

-Solid understanding of physical and electronic security technologies

-Demonstrated understanding of all aspects of industrial and corporate security concepts and applications

-Experience in high threat environments and relevant tertiary qualifications will be well regarded

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Legal News: Australian Sentenced To Death In Afghanistan

   Unfortunate to say the least.  It is hard to comment on this, other than I truly hope that justice is being served and the Australian government can help to commute the sentence.  This kind of deal is one of those things where you had to be there, in order to understand the dynamics. Was there an ambush, or was Langdon trying to cover up a killing? Did he shoot this individual out of self defense, or what?

    What I can do is highlight the fact that just because this man was a contractor, does not make him a criminal or instantly label him guilty. It’s too bad that most folks out there, who call themselves human rights activists, seem to be pretty quite when folks in my industry get screwed over by less than perfect legal systems.

    In final, the Afghanis will do whatever they want with this case, and Langdon is at their mercy. If any readers have anything to add, feel free to do so in the comments section. Also check out this article that shows the high level negotiations going on between the governments about this.-Matt


Australian Sentenced to Death in Afghanistan

January 27, 2010

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian security contractor has been sentenced to death in Afghanistan for fatally shooting an Afghan colleague and trying to blame the slaying on the Taliban, Australian and Afghan officials said Wednesday.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said his government would try to prevent the former Australian soldier from being executed — an act that could raise tensions between Afghanistan and its largest non-NATO contributor of international security forces.

Australia strongly opposes the death penalty and regularly lobbies governments to commute the sentences of Australians convicted abroad of capital crimes.

Australian Robert William Langdon, 38, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death last October in a court in Kabul, and an appeals court upheld the verdict last week, Australian officials said Wednesday. They were confirming a media report Wednesday that detailed the case for the first time.

The Australian newspaper reported that Langdon was working for U.S.-based private security company Four Horsemen International and had admitted killing the Afghan guard last May during a heated argument about security for a convoy.

The newspaper said the convoy was ambushed by suspected Taliban in Wardak province south of Kabul but escaped to the provincial capital, where the two men argued about whether to continue.

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Disaster Response: U.S., Australia Lead Samoa Relief Mission

     Below you get a little indicator of the type of Incident Response mechanisms FEMA is using for this.  I am not familiar with IMAT, but I am familiar with Incident Command, and that is exactly what will be used to coordinate these efforts.  The best part is Australia is fully on board with Incident Command as well, and this is a prime example of using a universal command language and system to unify the effort. –Matt


US, Australia lead Samoa relief mission

by Amy Coopes

Wed Sep 30, 2009

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia, New Zealand and the United States led immediate pledges of assistance to the Samoan islands after a devastating 8.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami which killed dozens.

US President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the remote Pacific territory American Samoa, where at least 14 people were killed when a massive wall of water swept over the US-administered island early Tuesday local time.

“The president tonight declared a major disaster exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an earthquake, tsunami, and flooding,” a statement from the White House said.

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Jobs: Industrial Security Specialist 1, Australia


Industrial Security Specialist I – Australia

Job ID:  IIS114539  


Innovative technologies. Superior solutions. Outstanding opportunities.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; C3I (command, control, communications), mission support, mission systems integration, information assurance / information operations, and intelligence systems. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., and employs 73,000 people worldwide.

At Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), we transform data into intelligence. As a leading systems and solutions provider of intelligence, security, and advanced information technologies to government customers in the United States and internationally, IIS provides the right knowledge at the right time, enabling our customers to make timely and accurate decisions to achieve mission goals of national significance.  IIS employs more then 9,000 people worldwide with major hubs in the Mid Atlantic Region, Aurora, CO, and national Headquarters in Garland, TX, IIS generated $3.1 billion in 2008 sales.

Job Description: 

The Industrial Security Specialist I (SDO) is assigned to the Security Operations Center.  Responsible for maintaining physical security of all classified areas 24 hours, 7 days per week. Monitor and control personnel access to the classified areas, ensuring that all classified material (documents, media, etc.) remains in classified areas.  Assist as required in the following security disciplines:  Physical, Personnel, Operational (OPSEC), Technical and Information (IS) to include intrusion systems, fire alarms, radios and acts as a First Responder for medical and other emergency situations.  Conduct security information presentations. Will work in an open environment where frequent and direct interaction and collaboration with customers and peers is ordinary.

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