Xe Services LLC

Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, provides innovative private sector solutions to U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government clients. Founded in 1997, we were initially envisioned as a basic training facility to support the needs of local and regional law enforcement personnel. Today, we are capable of providing much more. Since our inception, we have expanded this corporate vision, empowering a talented collection of seasoned professionals from a wide range of disciplines, directing them to develop cost efficient and operationally effective solutions for the U.S. Government and other clientele. The company's ability to deliver custom solutions is made possible through the integration of its four core competencies: International Training, Logistics/Mobility, Innovative Technologies, and Professional resources.

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Established

1997

Employees

500

Affiliation

Privately held

Ticker
None

Revenue

Unknown

Top Secret Work
Number of Locations

1

Number of Government Clients

1

Types of Work (2)  
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Dana Priest

Investigative reporter Dana Priest has been The Washington Post's intelligence, Pentagon and health-care reporter. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. She is author of the 2003 book, "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America's Military, (W.W. Norton).

William M. Arkin

William M. Arkin has been a columnist and reporter with The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com since 1998. He has worked on the subject of government secrecy and national security affairs for more than 30 years. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books about the U.S. military and national security.

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