The Project on Government Oversight, which first exposed the antics of a group of State Department security contractors guarding the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, says that contractor, ArmorGroup North America, has been fired.
In a news release today, POGO announced it obtained a State Department email informing ArmorGroup’s management that its contract for security services will not be renewed for a fourth year. The department will instead extend the contract for six months while a new contractor is found.
In the news release, which laments the continued use of contractors to provide security, POGO executive director Danielle Brian said:
The State Department seems to be holding this embassy security contractor accountable, but State will need a real culture change before it can provide adequate oversight of these complex and challenging contracts.”