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DynCorp International

Self Description

January 2007: "DynCorp International is a multifaceted, global enterprise that provides innovative solutions to the diverse technology and professional services needs of government and commercial industry worldwide. While we are a highly successful provider of critical support to military and civilian government institutions, we also have important commercial business in aviation, infrastructure development, security, and logistics, including international projects to build and manage regional air facilities.

Our roots are in aviation. In 1951, our predecessor, Land-Air, Inc., implemented the first Contract Field Teams, by which we deployed teams of technicians to the field to maintain military aircraft. We have held the Contract Field Teams contract continuously since then, and currently maintain rotary and fixed-wing aircraft for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world, for foreign governments flying American aircraft, and for commercial aviation.

In recent years, DynCorp International has broadened its reach in program management and security. To date, we have recruited, trained, and deployed more than 5,000 highly-qualified civilian peacekeepers and police trainers to 11 countries, including Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, for the Department of State."

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2001: "Indeed, the largest of the companies operating in Colombia, DynCorp of Reston, Va., a $1.4 billion company that has handled many tasks here in the last 10 years, was awarded a five- year, $170 million contract in 1998, according to government reports. American Congressional aides familiar with DynCorp say the company's pilots can earn more than $100,000 a year conducting operations that Colombian pilots could do for less than $40,000 a year."

August 2009: "A Defense Department auditor testified Tuesday that DynCorp International billed the government $50 million more than the amount specified in a contract to provide dining facilities and living quarters for military personnel in Kuwait."

May 2008: "Like KBR, DynCorp, based in Falls Church, Va., has had serious problems in past contracting work, including allegations that its employees engaged in sex trafficking in Bosnia while working on a police training contract there in the late 1990s. In addition, government auditors concluded last year that the State Department’s $1.2 billion contract with DynCorp for police training in Iraq was so badly managed that they could not determine exactly what was done for the money. Just last week, DynCorp lost a racial discrimination and breach-of-contract lawsuit in Virginia when a jury found in favor of a minority subcontractor that had done work in Iraq and Afghanistan. A DynCorp spokesman said the company would appeal the $15 million judgment."

October 2007: "The shootings logged by Blackwater were more than those by the other two private military contractors combined, the committee found. Blackwater has more than twice the number of contractors than the other two combined. The other contractors are DynCorp International and Triple Canopy."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Research/Analysis Subject CorpWatch Organization May 28, 2008
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Marc Grossman Person Jan 24, 2007

Articles and Resources

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Aug 12, 2009 DynCorp Billed U.S. $50 Million Beyond Costs in Defense Contract

QUOTE: A Defense Department auditor testified Tuesday that DynCorp International billed the government $50 million more than the amount specified in a contract to provide dining facilities and living quarters for military personnel in Kuwait.

Washington Post
Mar 02, 2009 Blackwater's New Frontier: Their Own Private Africa:

QUOTE: [in Africa] security contractors have gained broader acceptance. But serious concerns remain about the role they might play in their old stomping grounds.

Mother Jones
May 24, 2008 Controversial Contractor’s Iraq Work Is Split Up

QUOTE: For the first time since the war began, the largest single Pentagon contract in Iraq is being divided among three companies, ending the monopoly held by KBR, the Houston-based corporation that has been accused of wasteful spending and mismanagement and of exploiting its political ties to Vice President Dick Cheney.

New York Times
Oct 01, 2007 Report Depicts Recklessness at Blackwater

QUOTE: The report, based largely on internal Blackwater e-mail messages and State Department documents, depicts the security contractor as being staffed with reckless, shoot-first guards who were not always sober and did not always stop to see who or what was hit by their bullets.

New York Times
May 18, 2001 Role of U.S. Companies in Colombia Is Questioned

QUOTE: Under private contracts known to only a few members of the United States Congress, these specialists — all working for American companies — have flown spray planes and helicopters, trained and advised Colombian military personnel, repaired high-tech machinery and helped pave remote airfield runways. Supporters of private contractors say that, overall, the companies have completed important work while relieving key American military specialists who would otherwise have had to uproot from strategically significant regions.

New York Times