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Court Says Military Contractors Not Entitled to Automatic Sovereign Immunity

KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. are not automatically immune from claims by military service members suing over health damage from the contractors’ burn pits, a federal appeals court ruled, reversing a lower court. KBR is entitled to immunity “only if …

U.S. Weighs Scanning Social Media to Prevent Risky Hires

The U.S. government is studying whether it can scour social media websites for clues about potential risks from workers such as Edward Snowden and the Washington Navy Yard shooter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked government secrets, …

Lockton Affinity Launches Program for Overseas Government Contractors

Lockton Affinity has launched LATITUDE, a new insurance program to help smaller government contractors protect employees working overseas. LATITUDE’s insurance coverage is tailored for government contractors with 20 to 100 employees who want their foreign insurance bundled into a single …