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Building and personal security

Personnel and physical security, including the security clearance system of investigations, adjudication, issuance, validation, and maintenance of clearances, the "special access program" (SAP) system, operations security (OPSEC), critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and physical security measures (not including construction) including guard forces and various surveillance and authentication methods, such as biometrics.

237 results for Building and personal security
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Government OrganizationHQ LocationNumber of LocationsNumber of Contracting Companies
Africa CommandStuttgart-Moehringen, AE219
Air ForceArlington, VA99392
Air Force IntelligenceArlington, VA113153
ArmyArlington, VA106353
Army IntelligenceFort Belvoir, VA93120
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesWashington, DC18228
Central CommandTampa, FL664
Central Intelligence AgencyMcLean, VA36114
Coast GuardWashington, DC1544
CongressWashington, DC10
Customs and Border ProtectionWashington, DC5656
Defense agenciesArlington, VA78332
Defense Intelligence AgencyArlington, VA22317
Department of Defense HQArlington, VA80291
Department of EnergyWashington, DC1887
Department of Homeland Security HQWashington, DC270318
Department of JusticeWashington, DC5289
Director of National IntelligenceMcLean, VA11140
Drug Enforcement AdministrationArlington, VA9236
European CommandStuttgart-Vaihingen, AE211
Federal Bureau of InvestigationWashington, DC448173
Federal Emergency Management AgencyWashington, DC2140
Immigration and Customs EnforcementWashington, DC4512
Joint Chiefs of StaffArlington, VA645
Joint Forces CommandNorfolk, VA845
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Org.Arlington, VA468
Marine CorpsArlington, VA2482
National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyBethesda, MD8121
National Reconnaissance OfficeChantilly, VA6124
National Security AgencyFt. Meade, MD19484
NavyArlington, VA56385
Navy IntelligenceArlington, VA31104
Northern CommandColorado Springs, CO1356
Other civil departments and agenciesWashington, DC314
Pacific CommandCamp H.M. Smith, HI627
Secret ServiceWashington, DC11717
Southern CommandMiami, FL929
Special Operations CommandTampa, FL12125
State DepartmentWashington, DC9146
States and National GuardWashington, DC33
Strategic CommandOmaha, NE1499
Transportation CommandScott AFB, IL111
Transportation Security AdministrationArlington, VA1149
Treasury DepartmentWashington, DC690
White HouseWashington, DC226
Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
AAJVAlexandria, Virginia1986101-500Under $100 million31
Abacus Technology CorporationLexington, Maryland1983UnknownUnknown26
Abraxas CorporationHerndon, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million96
AC TechnologyDulles, Virginia1991<25Under $100 million11
ADT Security Services, Inc.Boca Raton, Florida187410,000+$1 billion to $10 billion21
Advantage SCI, LLCEl Segundo, California200026-100Under $100 million22
AlliedBarton Security ServicesConshohocken, Pennsylvania195710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion61
AlutiiqAnchorage, Alaska20022,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million99
American Systems CorporationChantilly, Virginia1975501-2,000$100 million to $750 million2513
Animetrics Inc.Conway, New Hampshire2002<25Under $100 million11
ANSERArlington, Virginia1958501-2,000$100 million to $750 million712
Apptis Inc.Chantilly, Virginia2003501-2,000$100 million to $750 million99
ARES GroupAlexandria, Virginia2001UnknownUnknown11
A-T Solutions, Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia2002101-500Unknown712
Authenti-CorpPhoenix, Arizona2000<25Under $100 million26
Avaya Inc.Fairfax, Virginia200010,000+$1 billion to $10 billion712
Azimuth Inc.Morgantown, West Virginia198826-100Unknown12
BAE Systems, Inc.Rockville, Maryland194810,000+$10 billion to $50 billion6422
BAI Inc.Alexandria, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million59
Bankers Business Management ServicesSilver Spring, Maryland198226-100Under $100 million14
Battelle Memorial InstituteColumbus, Ohio19255,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2316
Blue Canopy Federal PracticeReston, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million67
Bode TechnologyLorton, Virginia199526-100Unknown12
Booz Allen HamiltonMcLean, Virginia191410,000+$1 billion to $10 billion6926
Brown Security GroupSt. Petersburg, Florida2002<25Unknown11
C2 Technologies, Inc.Vienna, Virginia1997101-500Under $100 million511
CACI International, Inc.Arlington, Virginia196210,000+$1 billion to $10 billion7426
ChenegaAnchorage, Alaska19745,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion3117
Chesapeake Strategies Group, Inc.Annapolis, Maryland2001<25Under $100 million41
Chugach Alaska CorporationAnchorage, Alaska19725,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion82
Coact, Inc.Columbia, Maryland199026-100Under $100 million11
Cogar Group, TheFalls Church, Virginia200526-100Under $100 million15
Cogent, Inc.Pasadena, California1990101-500$100 million to $750 million14
Computer Sciences CorporationFalls Church, Virginia195910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7724
Computer Systems Center, Inc.Springfield, Virginia198726-100Under $100 million11
Covenant Security SolutionsMcLean, Virginia2003<25Under $100 million95
CPA AllianceRockville, Maryland1991101-500Under $100 million11
Creative Information Technology, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1996UnknownUnknown15
CTACFairfax, Virginia199326-100Under $100 million21
Cubic CorporationSan Diego, California19495,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion612
CUBRCBuffalo, New York1983101-500Under $100 million11
Davis-Paige Management Systems, LLCAnnandale, Virginia200026-100Under $100 million37
DawnbreakerRochester, New York198826-100Unknown11
Deco, Inc.Champlin, Minnesota1986501-2,000Under $100 million11
Dependable Global SolutionsArlington, Virginia2004<25Under $100 million11
Detica Federal, a BAE Systems CompanyArlington, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million35
EADS NA Defense Security and Systems Solutions, Inc.San Antonio, Texas1999101-500Under $100 million52
Edge Technologies, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia199326-100Unknown22
E-merging Technologies Group, Inc.Cleveland, Ohio199926-100Under $100 million1413
EM-SEC Technologies LLCHampton, Virginia1998<25Under $100 million21
EMSolutionsArlington, Virginia200026-100Under $100 million25
Ericsson Federal, Inc.Reston, Virginia1990101-500Unknown22
Espial Services, Inc.Pinellas Park, Florida200326-100Under $100 million47
Evermedia Biometrics CorporationNew York, New York2006<25Unknown11
EWA Government Systems, Inc.Herndon, Virginia200226-100Unknown12
Facchina Global Services, LLCLa Plata, Maryland2004101-500Unknown32
Facility Technology Services, Inc.Sterling, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million21
FPMI Solutions, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama2004101-500Unknown23
Frontier Systems Integrators, LLCFairfax, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million35
Frontline Defense Systems, LLCWashington, District of Columbia2002<25Under $100 million11
Gatekeeper, Inc.Jackson, Mississippi1999<25Under $100 million11
General DynamicsFalls Church, Virginia195210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion10032
Gleason Research Associates, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama1982UnknownUnknown21
Global CIWindsor Mill, Maryland199226-100Under $100 million46
Global Rainmakers, Inc.New York, New York2006<25Under $100 million12
Government Services GroupBaltimore, Maryland198826-100Unknown41
Guardsmark, LLCMemphis, Tennessee1963UnknownUnknown11
Halfaker and Associates LLCWashington, District of Columbia2006101-500Under $100 million66
Hewlett PackardPalo Alto, California193910,000+Above $50 billion2518
Honeywell, Inc.Morristown, New Jersey188510,000+$10 billion to $50 billion79
HTA Technology Security ConsultingChicago, Illinois200126-100Unknown72
ICF Jacob and SundstromBaltimore, Maryland198126-100Unknown24
ICX TechnologiesArlington, Virginia2003501-2,000$100 million to $750 million14
Ideal Innovations, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1999101-500Under $100 million53
ImageWare Systems, Inc.San Diego, California198726-100Under $100 million12
Impact TechnologiesRochester, New York199926-100Under $100 million11
I.M. Systems Group, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1986101-500Unknown25
Industrial AcousticsBronx, New York1998501-2,000$100 million to $750 million11
Industrial Security Consulting Services LLCHelotes, Texas2005<25Under $100 million11
Innovative Technology Partnerships LLCAlbuquerque, New Mexico199726-100Under $100 million21
Integrated Security TechnologiesHerndon, Virginia199726-100Under $100 million11
InteliTracBenbrook, Texas2002<25Under $100 million11
Intelligent Automation, Inc.Rockville, Maryland198726-100Under $100 million15
International Biometric GroupN.Y., New York199626-100Under $100 million23
Inter-Sec GroupSan Antonio, Texas1999<25Under $100 million12
IT Catalyst GroupRockville, Maryland2008<25Unknown21
JHTOrlando, Florida1990101-500Under $100 million28
JMAR TechnologiesSan Diego, California1987<25Under $100 million11
JTSI, Inc.Kailua, Hawaii200226-100Under $100 million22
K2 Share LLCCOLLEGE STATION, Texas200026-100Under $100 million32
Kaseman LLCFairfax, Virginia2000101-500Under $100 million23
Key Logic Systems, Inc.Morgantown, West Virginia199826-100Under $100 million54
Keypoint Government SolutionsLoveland, Colorado2000101-500Under $100 million12
Ki Company, LLCColorado Springs, Colorado2000501-2,000Under $100 million14
Knowledge Consulting GroupReston, Virginia2000101-500Under $100 million1611
Kratos Defense and Security SolutionsSan Diego, California1995501-2,000$100 million to $750 million3010
Kynen, LLCReston, Virginia2007<25Under $100 million11
L-1 Identity SolutionsStamford, Connecticut20062,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million37
L-3 CommunicationsNew York, New York199710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9629
Lennon Security CorporationRockville, Maryland1998<25Unknown11
LG Iris USA Inc.Cranbury, New Jersey1997UnknownUnknown11
Lockheed MartinBethesda, Maryland199510,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7323
Los Alamos Technical AssociatesLos Alamos, New Mexico1976UnknownUnknown14
Maden Technologies Consulting, Inc.Arlington, Virginia198526-100Under $100 million46
ManTech International CorporationFairfax, Virginia19685,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion8128
McClendon Engineering & Analytical SolutionsArlington, Virginia1983UnknownUnknown96
MC Dean, Inc.Sterling, Virginia1949501-2,000Unknown31
Mele AssociatesRockville, Maryland1993101-500Unknown18
Mercury Data SystemsGreensboro, North Carolina1994<25Under $100 million11
Merrick and CompanyAurora, Colorado1955101-500Under $100 million21
Metron, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1984UnknownUnknown41
Midwest Research InstituteKansas City, Missouri1943501-2,000$100 million to $750 million22
MITRE CorporationBedford, Massachusetts19585,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2716
MorphoTrakAlexandria, Virginia2009101-500Unknown11
MVM, Inc.Ashburn, Virginia19792,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million32
NAIDUpper Marlboro, Maryland198326-100Under $100 million16
NANA Regional CorporationAnchorage, Alaska19745,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion69
National Biometric Security ProjectWashington, District of Columbia2001<25Under $100 million11
NCS Technologies, Inc.Piscataway, New Jersey1984101-500Under $100 million21
NetApp Inc.Sunnyvale, California19925,000-10,000$100 million to $750 million21
Network Security Pros LLCCrownsville, Maryland2004<25Under $100 million11
NEW-BOLD Enterprises, Inc.White Hall, West Virginia1988<25Unknown26
Northrop GrummanLos Angeles, California193910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9827
Nova Corp.Window Rock, Arizona200426-100Under $100 million14
Olgoonik Global SecurityArlington, Virginia2006<25Unknown12
OMNIPLEX World Services CorporationChantilly, Virginia1990501-2,000Unknown104
Operational Skills Group, LLCSeaside, California2000<25Unknown26
Oracle USARedwood City, California197710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion616
Orion Management, LLCSpringfield, Virginia200126-100Under $100 million15
Paragon Systems dba Parasys, Inc.Chantilly, Virginia19872,001-5,000Under $100 million13
Pinkerton Government ServicesSpringfield, Virginia19895,000-10,000$100 million to $750 million11
Platinum Solutions, Inc.Reston, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million65
Praxis Engineering Technologies Inc.Annapolis Junction, Maryland2002101-500Unknown41
Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.McLean, Virginia1991101-500Unknown139
Protective SecurityLanham, Maryland1971<25Under $100 million13
PRO-telligent, LLCArlington, Virginia2000501-2,000Under $100 million24
RaytheonWaltham, Massachusetts192210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7519
Regal Decision Systems, Inc.Linthicum, Maryland199726-100Under $100 million15
Research Electronics InternationalCookeville, Tennessee198226-100Under $100 million11
SAICMcLean, Virginia196910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion12333
SA-TECHLargo, Maryland1988101-500Unknown11
Sava LLCHerndon, Virginia1971UnknownUnknown41
SCIF ConstructorsChantilly, Virginia1986<25Under $100 million11
SCIF Solutions Inc, USAOrange Park, Florida2004<25Under $100 million11
SecTek, IncReston, Virginia1992501-2,000Unknown13
Security Assistance CorporationArlington, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million24
SeidconBethesda, Maryland1983UnknownUnknown14
Senet TechnologyBurnsville, Minnesota2007<25Unknown11
Sensor Technologies, Inc.Red Bank, New Jersey1991101-500$100 million to $750 million33
ServerVaultDulles, Virginia200226-100Unknown11
SGISSan Diego, California2002501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1911
Sierra Nevada CorporationSparks, Nevada1994501-2,000$750 million to $1 billion166
Sim-G TechnologiesWashington, District of Columbia200326-100Under $100 million310
Six3 Systems, Inc.McLean, Virginia2009101-500Unknown2218
Smiths DetectionEdgewood, Maryland1999501-2,000Unknown12
Snell Enterprises, Inc.Columbia, Maryland199026-100Under $100 million14
SOC, Inc.Minden, NevadaUnknownUnknownUnknown11
SpecTal LLC, an L-1 Identity Solutions companyReston, Virginia1999101-500Unknown19
SRA International, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia19785,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2814
StanleyArlington, Virginia19682,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion2612
Stroz Friedberg LLCN.Y., New York2000101-500Unknown11
System High CorporationChantilly, Virginia2005<25Under $100 million43
Systems Planning CorporationArlington, Virginia1970101-500Under $100 million19
Systems Technologies, Inc.West Long Branch, New Jersey1990101-500Under $100 million11
Szanca SolutionsBedford, Pennsylvania200226-100Under $100 million71
Tangible Software, Inc.Bethesda, Maryland199826-100Under $100 million21
Tauri Group, TheAlexandria, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million13
TCM InvestigationsBeavertown, PennsylvaniaUnknown<25Under $100 million11
Technology Resource SupportHuntsville, Alabama2000<25Under $100 million13
Telos CorporationAshburn, Virginia1993101-500Under $100 million54
TestProsReston, Virginia198826-100Under $100 million63
TEXCOM Inc.Portsmouth, Virginia198226-100Under $100 million22
The Analysis Group, LLCFalls Church, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million67
TigerSwan, IncApex, North Carolina2005101-500Under $100 million11
TranTech, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1989101-500Under $100 million24
T-Rex CorporationReston, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million21
Trident Systems, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia1985101-500Under $100 million25
Trinity Technology GroupFairfax, Virginia2002101-500Under $100 million54
TruestoneHerndon, Virginia2003501-2,000Under $100 million104
Trusted Systems, Inc.Taneytown, Maryland1988<25Unknown21
Tygart Technology Inc.Fairmont, West Virginia1991<25Under $100 million36
USISFalls Church, Virginia19965,000-10,000$100 million to $750 million67
U.S. Security AssociatesRoswell, Georgia195510,000+$100 million to $750 million31
Valador, Inc.Herndon, Virginia200126-100Under $100 million43
Vance Security USAOakton, Virginia199026-100Under $100 million11
VoiceVerified, Inc.Austin, Texas1993<25Under $100 million11
VortalsoftSomerset, New Jersey200026-100Unknown31
VSE CorporationAlexandria, Virginia19592,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion15
Wackenhut ServicesPalm Beach Gardens, Florida19605,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion43
Xe Services LLCMoyock, North Carolina1997101-500Unknown11
Zekiah TechnologiesLa Plata, Maryland199626-100Under $100 million37
Zel Technologies LLCHampton, Virginia1988101-500Under $100 million259

This project was last updated in September 2010. Data is accurate as of that date.
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