媒体头条上可能看不到创始人史密斯的消息。但是新闻机构，例如《纽约时报》（The New York Times）和《经济学人》（The Economist）依然坚持用黑水这个老名字来指代公司。
Blackwater to Xe Services to Academi (2009, 2011)
A series of hazardous events forced the security contractor formerly known as Blackwater to change its name not once, but twice. In 2007, Blackwater guards were accused of manslaughter in connection with a shooting that killed more than dozen civilians in Iraq. Two years later, the company changed its name to Xe Services. After the company was sold in 2010 to a group of private investors, its title was changed once again to Academi. Then-chief executive Ted Wright told The Wall Street Journal that the second name change was an attempt to make the company more "boring."
"You're not going to see me in headlines," he added.
You might not see Smith in headlines anymore, but you do still see Blackwater. News organizations such as The New York Times and The Economist