Protection Strategies Inc. (PSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Protection Strategies Incorporated, is announcing the acquisition of operational assets of Eagle Technologies, Inc.
On March 1, 2010, Protection Strategies Inc. (PSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Protection Strategies Incorporated, acquired the operational assets and trade names of Eagle Technologies, Inc. Eagle Technologies was a premier, highly recognized provider of security guard services and the only two-time recipient of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Small Business Achievement Award.
In combination with its subsidiary company, Protection Strategies Incorporated is a full-service security provider expanding its service offerings under (PSI) to include both armed and unarmed security officers at classified and unclassified locations throughout the United States.
(PSI) will operate using the trade name Eagle Technologies, Inc. or ETI Security (ETI) in those states in which operational assets (contracts) were acquired.
Protections Strategies Incorporated believes that this move dramatically accelerates its domestic and global growth and adds the NIH, FAA, the U.S Coast Guard, EPA, IRS, DHS, FPS, and the National Naval Medical Center, among others to its list of federal and commercial clients. Over 600 ETI employees nationwide will be joined under the PSI name.
Official Commencement of Training in Democratic Republic of Congo
On February 17, 2010, after a month-long mobilization and deployment of 24 Team-PSI trainers to Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo, formal initiation of training started with an Opening Ceremony that was attended by representatives of the UN and the international community. Team PSI will train and mentor a Light Infantry Battalion on everything from basic tactical skills to senior leadership. Upon completion of training, the battalion will be a model for the future of the Congolese military. The training is designed to increase the ability of the Congolese army to conduct effective internal security operations as part of the Army’s rapid reaction plan, help preserve the territorial integrity of the DRC and develop an army that is accountable to the Congolese people. Special Operations Command-AFRICOM has oversight of the program and training is being provided by U.S military and Team PSI trainers.
Protection Strategies Incorporated Awarded Contract by State Department to Conduct Training in the Congo
On January 19, 2010, in the first award under the Department of State's AFRICAP IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity) contract program, PSI prevailed and was awarded the contract for Light Infantry Battalion Training in the Congo, competing against four IDIQ contract holders and emerging successful. The contract calls for the full spectrum of training of a 900-person Congolese battalion in Kisangani, Congo. Battalion staff training; special skills training in communications, weapons and medical; infantry basic training; advanced individual skills training; and collective training from fire-team to company operations will culminate in a Battalion Field Training Exercise. PSI is very excited about this award, and look forward to the expanding opportunities in Africa.
Protection Strategies Incorporated is pleased to welcome Yeshi Tibebu as Accounting Supervisor
PSI is happy to welcome Yeshi Tibebu. Yeshi joined PSI on December 16, 2009 as an Accounting Supervisor. Yeshi has over 18 years experience in accounting and has held various diverse positions including 10 years as Staff and Senior Accountant, handled Billings, Audit, General Ledger, Payroll and Accounts payable for government contracting, prepared financial statement, personal and corporate taxes for small businesses, local CPA firm, and several years at Foreign Private Insurance Company and Government Agency as an accountant. Yeshi Graduated from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, in 1995 in Management and Public Administration/Accounting.
Security Technology Information Archive Recognized by the Interagency Security Committee
The Security Technology Information Archive (STIA) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been recognized by the Technology Best Practices Subcommittee of the Interagency Security Committee in a directory of “Best Practices, Tools, and Resources.” The STIA is jointly funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Health, Safety and Security and NNSA’s Office of Field Support. The STIA is a data “clearing house” that provides timely access to information needed to select, install, operate, model, inspect, maintain, and receive credit for deployment of security equipment. The Archive Manager, Jason Morrow, an employee of Protection Strategies Incorporated, has experience in protective force operations and physical security, providing a value-added expertise to people who utilize the services of the STIA.
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC), whose primary membership consists of representatives from 21 federal agencies, was established by Executive Order. The ISC’s mission is to safeguard U.S. civilian facilities from all hazards by developing state-of-the-art security standards in collaboration with public and private homeland security partners. The ISC’s Technology Best Practices Subcommittee evaluates technology solutions, develops guidance on best practices, and maintains a clearinghouse of information for federal security programs. The STIA is a cost-effective resource that aids federal agencies in their facility protection efforts.
Protection Strategies Incorporated Awarded Contract to Conduct Independent Assessment of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) is pleased to announce the award of a contract to conduct an independent assessment of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc located in Erwin, Tennessee. Under this contract, the PSI team will complete a detailed assessment of the NFS physical security protection program using Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements.
Protection Strategies Incorporated is pleased to welcome Freemont (Monte) Mortensen as our new Manager, Vulnerability Assessments, Planning and Policy Division
Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) is pleased to welcome Monte Mortensen as our new Manager, Vulnerability Assessments, Planning and Policy Division. Mr. Mortensen has over 35 years of experience in the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Safeguards and Security (S&S) Discipline and Leadership. Monte’s extensive experience in Program Planning and Management, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments processes and tools, Physical Security Systems and Protective Force operations will prove invaluable to the continued success of the DOE and NNSA safeguards and security missions.
Theater Wide Internal Security Services II (TWISS II) FOB SCANIA
On October 3, 2009, PSI was notified by the Department of Defense, Joint Contracting Command – Iraq / Afghanistan (JCC-I/A) that PSI had been awarded the first Task Order under the TWISS II program. The RFP was competed among the five (5) prime contract awardees under the recently awarded Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) TWISS II contract. PSI, the only non-incumbent contractor under the TWISS program, was selected to provide a 120 person static security force for Forward Operation Base (FOB) SCANIA. PSI was charged with having a fully operational security force in place in a compressed timeframe of less than 21 days from contract award. PSI met this challenge by recruiting, hiring, staffing, and mobilizing the necessary personnel and acquiring equipment from across three continents to arrive at FOB SCANIA ahead of schedule on October 20, 2009. PSI used in-house resources to provide Personal Security Detail (PSD) escorts from Baghdad to the FOB for our convoy of security vehicles, cargo trucks containing equipment, and our trained security forces. On October 23, 2009, PSI was operational and standing duty at FOB SCANIA, Iraq.
Protection Strategies Incorporated was recently awarded a Subcontract with DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company to provide a Third Party Evaluation of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Security Performance Assurance Plan
Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) was selected for its expertise and background in the DOE’s Safeguards and Security Program. Specific tasks include producing a gap analysis of the existing program documentation and its objectives. These are followed by recommendations and a “Roadmap” for corrective actions. This product will enable the DM to focus and to correct systems that may not be in full compliance with DOE Performance Assurance and Contractor Assurance System manuals.
Protection Strategies Incorporated awarded task to support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Executive Protection Program
Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) was recently awarded a task under the DOE Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Contract, Office of Security Operations, to update the formal operating procedures for the Directorate; develop a career training plan for the Executive Protection agents, complete a job hazard analysis, and as a long term objective develop an automated investigation system that enhances the Agent’s ability to conduct required investigations in a timely manner.