The new security contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy in Oak Ridge has received a “commendable” rating for its performance protecting federal facilities.
National Strategic Protective Services LLC, a joint venture of Triple Canopy Inc. and Securiguard Inc., provides protective force services at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Joe L. Evins Federal Building, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
“DOE recognized NSPS for its ability to quickly adapt and respond to customer needs while seamlessly assuming responsibility as the Oak Ridge protective force services provider in March 2013,” a press release said.
“I am very pleased with the ‘very good’ rating and the 96 performance score earned by NSPS,” NSPS President Ignacio Balderas said. “We set high expectations when we successfully transitioned the contract, and I am pleased to see we have earned high marks from the Department of Energy. Our management team is to be commended, and I congratulate each member of our protective force for this concerted effort. We look forward to continuing to exceed customer expectations on this critical, national infrastructure contract.”
In January 2013, 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, 2012, cut through three fences in a high-security Protected Area, and vandalized a uranium storage building.
The press release said the Oak Ridge sites are some of the U.S. government’s most unique and critical facilities. The three major campuses protected by NSPS conduct multi-program science and technology initiatives on behalf of the DOE and other federal agencies.