National Strategic Protective Services, LLC (NSPS), a joint venture of Triple Canopy and Securiguard, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the first year of its protective force services contract at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge, Tenn. facilities.
“Congratulations to everyone at NSPS for a job well done,” said NSPS President Ignacio Balderas. “A lot of hard work went into winning and transitioning this critical infrastructure contract in early 2013. During the course of the past twelve months, we have built a solid relationship with DOE, established high morale within our employee base, fostered productive labor relations and above all, engaged proactively with the Oak Ridge community.
Much of NSPS’ success is attributed to its protective force, 100 percent of whom joined NSPS in March 2013, thereby facilitating a seamless contract transition. According to the Site Chief for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Protective Force, Jon Justice, “NSPS is the fifth contractor I’ve worked for during the course of my forty-year career on this project. I have witnessed a very positive relationship develop amongst the NSPS leadership, employees and our customer. Morale is high and this is due specifically to the responsibility and accountability NSPS entrusts to its employees. I am proud to be a part of NSPS.” Together with Justice at ORNL, the NSPS protective force is effectively managed by Chief Barry Collins, Oak Ridge Protective Force and Chief Mike Tillery, East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).
The culmination of hard work at NSPS paid off late last year when the company received a commendable performance rating on its protective force services at DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities. “The ‘Very Good’ rating and the 96 performance score earned by NSPS was one of the highest received by a DOE contractor,” said Balderas.
Working in collaboration with NSPS, the SPFPA (International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America) Local No. 109 won the Tennessee Labor Management Foundation’s Pioneer Award at the 26th Annual Tennessee Labor Management Summer Conference, August 2013 in Nashville. The project submitted for the award was a union initiative to control costs, improve morale, decrease absenteeism and reduce turnover. This collaborative effort underscores NSPS’ dedication to maintaining a quality workforce and an environment that promotes positive labor management relations with both SPFPA and the International Guards Union of America.
NSPS has assembled an experienced team to manage protective force operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation. Led by nuclear security management expert, General Manager Michael Voce, the team has leveraged its industry knowledge and government contracting experience to ensure the highest quality protective force services at Oak Ridge.
The NSPS contract with the DOE at Oak Ridge has a five-year performance period; a three-year base period and a two-year option that became effective March 24, 2013. Oak Ridge is one of the U.S. government’s most unique and critical facilities. It includes three major campuses that conduct multi-program science and technology initiatives on behalf of the DOE and other federal agencies. NSPS is responsible for providing protective force services to ETTP, ORNL and the Joe L. Evins Federal Building.
Triple Canopy is a leading provider of integrated security and mission support services to government agencies and multinational corporations worldwide, and serves as the managing member of National Strategic Protective Services. The company delivers comprehensive program management solutions to help clients achieve critical mission objectives in challenging locations. From logistics and life support to personal protection and training, clients rely on Triple Canopy to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity. A Constellis Group company, Triple Canopy is ISO 9001:2008 certified and a founding signatory of the International Code of Conduct. Visit www.triplecanopy.com.
Securiguard has delivered armed and unarmed protective services with integrity to both government and commercial sectors nationally and internationally. Founded in 1982, the company has earned its reputation of being a highly professional, qualified and responsive security firm. Securiguard has served preferred clients within the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. The company’s diverse security services include guards, administration, technology, training as well as risk and vulnerability assessments. Visit securiguardinc.com.
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