Michael Voce started today as general manager of the National Strategic Protective Services’ protective force contract at U.S. Department of Energy sites in Oak Ridge.
NSPS, a joint venture of Triple Canopy Inc. and Securiguard Inc., announced last month that Voce would start Oct. 1. He replaces general manager Greg McDowell, whose resignation was announced in July.
NSPS is responsible for providing protective force services to the East Tennessee Technology Park, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Joe L. Evins Federal Building. Voce will be responsible for directing the safe and efficient performance of the protective work force and overseeing all administrative operations, a press release said.
“I wish to congratulate Mike on his appointment and want to extend the company’s gratitude to Greg for his contributions and commitment to NSPS,” NSPS President Ignacio Balderas said. “Greg was instrumental in leading NSPS through a successful contract transition process and built the foundation for an effective protective security program.”
Voce brings a well-rounded, nuclear security management background to the position of general manager along with more than 20 years of military police service, a press release said.
In January, the DOE Oak Ridge Office announced that NSPS had been awarded a $182 million, five-year contract to protect U.S. Department of Energy sites in Oak Ridge, including ETTP, ORNL, the Federal Building, and the rest of the Oak Ridge Reservation, not including the Y-12 National Security Complex.
WSI Oak Ridge had provided protective force services in Oak Ridge since 2000, but the company lost that contract as well as a contract to guard Y-12 National Security Complex after three anti-nuclear weapons activists broke into Y-12 on July 28, cut through three fences in a high-security Protected Area, and vandalized a uranium storage building.