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List of Security Companies Doing Business in Iraq - Names, Addresses, Phone, etc

cha-cha | 31.01.2006 22:48 | Anti-militarism | World

List of Security Companies Doing Business in Iraq - Names, Addresses, Phone, etc

Security Companies Doing Business in Iraq
From "Executive Summary and Key Conclusions - A Fistful of Contractors:
The Case for a Pragmatic Assessment of Private Military Companies in Iraq," by David Isenberg
September 2004

The below list does not claim to be comprehensive; rather it is intended to be illustrative in order to show the wide range of shapes and sizes that PMCs come in and the scope of activities they perform.

Some have been around for decades; others are newly created subsidiaries of other firms. Some have contracts directly with the CPA or the Army, other U.S. governmental agencies, or as subcontractors working for contractors, working for a government agency. Others work as subcontractors to primarily civilian contractors such as Halliburton, Fluor, GE, Parsons et cetera. Still others work for the media or various nongovernmental organizations.

Some individuals and small teams have simply incorporated a company and offer their services through it. They are not necessarily looking for client contracts, although they might get lucky enough to get one, but are looking to be employed by the established firms, although the employment contract would be written with their company, not themselves as individuals.

AD Consultancy
Headquarters: ADC House, P.O. Box 153, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9WF, UK.
tel: 0870 707 0074; fax: 0870 707 0075; email:
Description of Services: Risk and threat assessment as well as close protection teams/bodyguards for personnel in Iraq. Travel and escort security to and from oil and gas facilities as well as surveillance and counter surveillance.
Contact in Iraq: Ian Grealey: tel: 0870 707 0074; email:

Aegis Defence Services
Headquarters: 118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW, UK
tel: +44 20 7495 7495; fax: (44) 20 7493 3979; email:
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Spicer, CEO. You can call Spicer directly at 1 (703) 343 8136 (a US number that rings through to the CPA Program Management Office in Baghdad).
Description of services: Traditionally only involved in maritime security, Aegis won a contract valued at £293 m over the next three years. It is to provide 75 teams of 8 members each to provide security on all major Iraqi government projects following the June 30 handover. Projects include the guarding of oil and gas fields and electricity and water supplies but also security for prisoners and for the vetting of all local Iraqi employees.

Headquarters: AirScan, Inc., 3505 Murrell Road, Rockledge, FL 32955
tel: 866-631-0005; tel: 321-631-0005; fax: 321- 631-5811; email
Description of services: AirScan was created in 1989 to provide airborne surveillance security for US Air Force launch facilities. Provides ground, air and maritime surveillance equipment.

AKE Limited
Headquarters: Mortimer House, Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9TA, UK
tel: [44] (0) 1432 267111; fax: [44] (0) 1432 350227; email:
Description of Services: Security risk specialists, who provide not only armed security services but also hostile regions training, political, security, intelligence and cultural briefings, secure database of security, risk and intelligence information. Thought to be employing 13 SAS-trained Australians in Iraq.359
Contact in Iraq: Peter Hornett, tel: [44] (0) 7739 094598, email:
Subsidiaries in Iraq: AKE Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd., Level 4, 201 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia
tel: +61 (0)2 9025 3525; mobile: +61 412 552 888 email:

American International Security
Headquarters: Sixty State Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108, USA
tel: 617-523-0523; fax: 617-367-4717; email:
Description of services: Services include executive protection and vulnerability assessment

Applied Marine Technology Inc.
Mr. Bill DeSteph Business Development and Strategic Planning
2900 Sabre Street, Suite 800 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Phone: (757) 431-8597 fax: 757-431-8391 E-mail:
Description of services: Provides government and private sector customers with professional and technical services in international and homeland security, information systems and communications, and the rapid prototyping of unique technical solutions. This includes the test and evaluation contract for the Predator UAV drone.360

Headquarters: 25 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6LD
tel: [44] (20) 7808-5800; fax: [44] (20) 7233-7434; email: or
Description of services: ArmorGroup operates in Mosul, Baghdad, and Basra, and has on-going operations throughout the country. The purpose of this is to provide major corporate and government clients in Iraq with risk assessment and management by UK and US ex -servicemen. Operations include the guarding of the Baghdad headquarters and transport depots of the US conglomerates Bechtel and the Halliburton subsidiary KBR.361
The British-based private security company DSL (Defence Systems Ltd.) was previously bought by Armor Holdings Inc. and turned into ArmorGroup. Subsequently, the DSL principles fought with the new management, which wanted lots more transparency and bookkeeping since Armor Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and left soon after the purchase.
Contact in Iraq: John Farr, MBE, Country Manager; tel: 0088 216 511 20010; email:

BH Defense
Headquarters: BH Defense, LLC, 2300 9th Street South, Suite 503, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
tel: 703-553-0561; fax: 703-553-0562; email:
Description of services: BHD works for the Coalition Provisional Authority Program Management Office. Its services in Iraq includes providing secure warehousing, logistics support, and convoy escort.

Blackheart International, L.L.C.
Headquarters: 114 East Erie Street, P.O. Box 10, Linesville, PA 16424-0010, USA
tel: 814-683-1048; fax: 683-4113; email:
Description of services: Blackheart International, L.L.C. is a young and aggressive veteran woman owned company that is providing equipment procurement services, security and training to military, law enforcement agencies and private clients. It has been providing these services since 1999. The bulk of its consultants and contracts are former Special Operations individuals that were trained to primarily be instructors of not only military subjects, but also subjects related to nation building to US and foreign military and police units.

Blackwater USA
Headquarters: 850 Puddin Ridge Rd. Moyock, NC 27958, USA
tel: (Toll Free) 877-425-5987; tel: Alternate, 252-435-2488; fax: 252-435-6388; email:
Description of Services: The division of Blackwater operating in Iraq is Blackwater Security Consulting. It provides services through its Mobile Security Teams comprised of former operators primarily from the ranks of the US special operations and intelligence communities. Estimated to have 450 personnel in Iraq, supplying security for coalition facilities, escorting convoys, and providing the personal bodyguard for Paul Bremer. The firm also received a five-year Navy contract in 2002 worth $35.7 m to train Navy personnel in force protection, shipboard security, search-and-seizure techniques and armed sentry duties. Blackwater, and other companies, have recruited ex-Chilean soldiers, including some who served during the time of Gen. Pinochet.362 Blackwater Security Consulting LLC has a $10,994,423 contract for support services for protective security detail.

BritAm Defence Ltd.
Headquarters: 3rd Floor, Marvic House, Bishop’s Road, London SW6 7AD, UK
tel: 44 207 61001111; fax: 44 207 3859311
Description of Services: BritAm was awarded a contract for providing security cover for a humanitarian visit to Basra and Baghdad by executives from Demag Delaval Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd from Lincoln in the UK and whom Siemens Company wholly owns.

Headquarters: CACI House, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London, W14 8TS, UK
tel: 020 7602 6000; fax: 020 7603 5862
US office: 1100 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22201, USA
tel: (703) 841 7800; fax: (703) 841 7882; email:
Description of services: Provide a range of logistics services to the US Navy, with a combined value of $125 million. CACI’s standing in Iraq has been blighted by the issue of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, where it has the contract for the interrogation of prisoners for the US Army. On its website CACI, while not mentioning “interrogation” as one of its services does state, that it helps “America’s intelligence community collect, analyze and share global information in the war on terrorism.”363
The government contract that led interrogators working for CACI International Inc. into Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was awarded in 1998, with the stated purpose of providing inventory control and other routine services to the US Army. This kind of “blanket-purchase agreement” is becoming increasingly popular with federal agencies because it is supposed to increase efficiency. Large, vaguely worded contracts are designed so the agencies can make quick requests and get fast results, without requiring separate bids and evaluations for each service. Critics say these open-ended contracts allow agencies to skirt public oversight and give big companies an unfair advantage in winning government business.
The CACI contract with the Army is administered by the Interior Department, under an outsourcing agreement with the Army, which has made it even harder to track. The CACI contract has a $500 m limit. CACI has received 80 requests, or delivery orders, from the Army under this contract. Most requests are for ordinary offerings, such as information technology services, but 11 of the delivery orders were for projects in Iraq. Three of those dealt with interrogation and intelligence gathering. One order, issued in August 2003, was worth $19.9 m for a year-long stint of interrogation support. It is under that order that CACI’s Steven A. Stefanowicz and other contractors worked as interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

Carnelian International Risks
Headquarters: Carnelian International Risks, 4 Lubards Lodge, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9QG, UK
tel: +44 1245 380 683, fax: + 44 1245 382 894, email:

CastleForce Consultancy Ltd.
Headquarters: Town Lane, Bebington, Wirral CH63 5JF, UK
tel: +32 48445 8672
Description of services: CastleForce Consultancy Limited is an emerging small business that was formed to provide security services with a focus on current operations in Iraq. The evolution of CastleForce resulted from the extreme frustration that many encountered with security firms currently operating in Iraq. The management team of CastleForce consists of personnel who have spent the last year in Iraq serving in a host of positions within the coalition.

Centurion Risk Assessment Services
Headquarters: P.O. Box 1740, Andover, Hants, SP11 7PE, UK
tel: 44 (0) 1264 355255; tel: 44 (0) 7000 221221; mobile: 44 (0)7785 248934; fax: 44 (0)1264 355322; fax: 44 (0)7000 221222
Description of Services: Centurion prepares people both mentally and practically for dangerous work in extreme conditions. These people are usually in the news media, international organizations, humanitarian aid agencies, charities and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and commercial businesses. Staff works in Iraqi providing security for media crews

Cochise Consultancy Inc.
Headquarters: 5202 Silverado Way, Valrico, FL 33594, USA
tel: 813-643-0022; fax: 813-643-1007; e-mail:;
Jesse L. Johnson, President and CEO (Commander Special Operations Forces, Central Command, Desert Shield / Desert Storm).
Description of Services: Cochise is pursuing contracts in security and VIP protection for major US companies doing business in Iraq. It has a contract to help provide security for an ammunition-clearing contract held by USA Environmental.

Combat Support Associates
Headquarters: tel: (+1) 965 486-5338; fax: 800-783-3220; fax: Non-US 965 468-5646; email:
Description of Services: CSA provides comprehensive combat support services for the US Army and essential readiness for mobilization, including wartime and contingency issue of equipment in a rapid deployment scenario. Its main business is performing the Combat Support Service Contract - Kuwait (CSSC-K) until September of 2009. But according to Radio Netherlands it appears to do work in Iraq.

Control Risks Group
Headquarters: 83 Victoria Street, London SW1H OHW, UK
tel: [44] (20) 722 1552; fax: [44] (20) 7222 2296
Description of Services: Hires armed guards to protect officials from Whitehall, aid workers and businesses. Directors include Sir Michael Rose, former SAS commander and head of UN protection force in Bosnia. Operations in Iraq are led by up of 500 mainly ex-British military personnel in Iraq, especially former members of the elite Special Air Services (SAS). They currently have an office in Baghdad providing major governmental and corporate clients with a range of services, including security management, discreet armed protection, and information support.
Contact in Iraq: James Blount, Country Manager; tel: 1-914-822-9502 (NY number but person is located in Iraq); email: or

Critical Intervention Services
Headquarters: Critical Intervention Services, 1261 South Missouri Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756, USA
tel: 727-461-9417; tel toll-free: 800-247-6055; tel: 813-910-4247; fax: 727- 449-1269
Description of services: Founded in 1992 Critical Intervention Services is a Clearwater, Florida-based company providing a range of protection and investigative services to businesses, governments and individuals inside Florida and throughout the world.

Custer Battles
Headquarters: 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 214, McLean, VA 22102, USA
tel: 703-356-2424; fax: 703-356-3001; email:
Description of Services: Security services, life supports, construction, logistics, transportation, and personal security details. Also has a contract to provide security at Baghdad International Airport.
Contact in Iraq: Brig. General Charles Baumann, Director; tel: [1] 914-360-9223; email: 86

Decision Strategies
Headquarters: 31 Old Burlington Street, 2nd Floor, London W1S 3AS, UK
tel: 44 207 734 5361; fax: 44 207 734 5378
US offices: 33 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, USA
tel: (800) 759-7402; fax: (212) 935-4046
Description of services: Specializes in all aspects of corporate, criminal and financial investigations, background and due diligence inquiries, security audits, protecting proprietary information and in gathering litigation intelligence. Decision Strategies’ clients include corporations, leading law firms, financial institutions, government agencies, foreign governments and businesses and private individuals.
Contact in Iraq: Joint office with Vance International, Charles Blackmore or Nicholas Copeland; +44 (0) 20 7734 5361; email:

Diligence Middle East
Headquarters: 1275 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
tel: [1] 202-659-6210; fax: [1] 202-659-6210
Description of Services: Diligence Middle East is the Middle East subsidiary of Diligence LLC, a global information and security services firm. In Iraq, Diligence provides risk advisory consulting, competitive due diligence, close protection, site security, and security escort services for multiple international clients and contractors.
Contact in Iraq: Ken Josey, Country Manager; tel: [1] 914-822-9746 (NY number rings in Baghdad); email:

D S Vance Iraq
Headquarters: 31 Old Burlington St, London W1S 3AS, UK
Decision Strategies and Vance International, a subsidiary of the SPX CORPORATION, created DS Vance Iraq in 2003.
Description of Services: Services include General Security, Convoy Protection, Close Protection and Asset Protection. Former Special Forces personnel run offices in Baghdad and Sulaymanyah. It operates several teams from bases throughout Iraq. It is recognized as a functioning Force Protection security company within Iraq and is registered with the Coalition Provisional Authority as a Security Provider for Iraq with the Force Protection Unit in Baghdad.

DTS Security LLC
DTS was in the news in April because three of its employees were kidnapped in April. DTS is apparently based in Nevada but not much is known about it because it is a limited liability company, meaning there are minimal disclosure requirements. According to a news report, Nevada state records on DTS Security LLC show that its incorporation papers were filed March 11. The resident agent for DTS has another name, Headquarters Company, which has an address next to the Douglas County sheriff's substation at Stateline, Nevada on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.
The address lists a “suite” that turned out to be a 12-by-6-by-18-inch mailbox at a UPS Store, located in a building behind a Burger King fast-food restaurant. Linked with Headquarters Company in management of DTS Security LLC is First Genesis Limited, located at the same address. Headquarters Company also is resident agent for more than 160 other companies that aren’t tied to DTS. They include other security firms, consultants, private investors, and companies dealing in films, financing, equipment rental, art and auctions.

DynCorp International LLC
Commercial Security Solutions, James Menendez, 132 National Business Parkway, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, USA
tel: +1 240 456 6115; email:
International Security Solutions, Kim Valois
tel: +61 2 9464 4244; email:
Description of services: Recently purchased by CSC, Dyncorp is involved in the international effort to re-establish police, justice and prison functions in post-conflict Iraq by the presence of 1,000 civilian advisors.366 It has a $19,640,359 contract from the US State Dept.

EOD Technology
Headquarters: P.O. Box 24173, Knoxville, TN 37933-2173, USA
tel: 865 988 6063; fax: 865 988 6067; email;
Description of services: EOD is currently working on a long-term joint contract worth $65 m to EODT alone to dispose some of the 650,000 tons of ammunition in Iraq. It has also sent 30 former military operatives to oilfields in southern Iraq to ensure the safety of repair crews who were shutting off leaking pipelines and cleaning up spills.

Erinys International 88
Headquarters: Erinys Middle East, Old Bank of Kuwait Building, Deira, Dubai, UAE
tel: +971 4 22 33 646; fax: +971 4 22 70 099; email:
Description of services: This expatriate and Iraqi based security service is part of a joint contract worth $100m to provide security for Iraq's vital oil infrastructure.368 Erinys employs some 14,000 Iraqi security guards under the command of dozens of former British and South African soldiers.369
Contact in Iraq: Michael Hutchings; tel: +873763692882 or +96447901921231; email:

Headquarters: Hereford House, East Street, Hereford, HR1 2LU, UK
tel: [44] 1432 379083; fax: [44] 1432 370786; email:
Description of Services: Genric has constructed a secure facility outside Basra, which provides: armed site security 24/7, air con accommodation, air con offices, 4x4 armored and non-armored vehicle hire or purchase, service and parts center, generation hire or purchase and communications equipment.
Contact in Iraq: Nick Duggan; tel: [44] 7919 478484 or [965] 904-8217/8257; email:

Global Risk Strategies Ltd.
Headquarters: 6 Stratton Street, London W1J 8LD, UK
tel: [44] (20) 7491 7492; fax: [44] (20) 7491; email:
Description of Services: GRS is working with the US government, United Nations, and key commercial clients to provide significant security, logistics and facilitation services in post conflict Iraq. GRS is thought to number 1,500-strong with over 500 ex members of the British Army Gurkha regiment. It was awarded the contract worth $28 m to oversee the secure changeover of Iraq’s currency.371 The US Defense Contract Management Agency has awarded Global Risk four contracts: three under the Personal and Facility Security Program (for $7, 112,813, $3,537,449, and $2,413,205) and one for security mobilization and start up ($1,633,032).
Contact in Iraq: Damian Perl, Charlie Andrews, Nick Arnold; tel: 1-914-360-6148; email:

Global Security Source
Headquarters: 1363 Anvil Ave. Rifle, CO 81650, USA
tel: 970-625-0588; fax: 970-625-8994
Description of Services: GSS is a recently created affiliate of Executive Security International ( 300 security positions have opened up in Iraq to guard the new American Embassy there. As a human resources broker GSS will have an arrangement to supply personnel to private security service firms for deployment in Iraq.

Group 4 Falck A/S
Headquarters: Panchwati, 82-A, Sector 18, Gurgaon 122016 (Haryana), India
tel: [91] 124-2398888; fax: [91] 124-2397131; email:
Description of Services: Guarding services including static guards, patrol guards, close protection, control room guards, and air marshals (armed and unarmed).
Contact in Iraq: Abrahem Ghazarian; tel: 919811768800; fax: 971508131680; email:

Halo Group
Headquarters: PO Box 1095, Clayton, CA 94517, USA
tel: 888-997-3275; email:

Hart Group
Headquarters: tel: 44 (0)20 7751 0771; fax: 44 (0)20 7384 0501; email:
Description of Services: A Bermuda-registered security consultancy run by former SAS and Scots Guards officer Richard Bethell, the son of Lord Westbury. The Hart Group, along with financiers Tufton Oceanic, also has a stake in Global Marine Security Systems Company, known as GMSSCO. GMSSCO is a subcontractor to the Al Shammery Group, known as Sapco, which has been awarded the job of ensuring that Iraqi ports are compliant with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code by the July 1 deadline.

Henderson Risk Ltd.
Headquarters: 7 Barton Buildings, Old King Street, Bath BA1 2JR, UK
Director: Duncan Bullivant; tel: +44 (0) 1225 470099; fax: +44 (0) 1225 448566; email:; mobile: +44 - 7710 392 898
Description of Services: Henderson Risk Ltd. is a subsidiary of DBA Henderson ( Its Iraq office is HRL IRAQ, which is part of the HRL Group (, based in the United Kingdom. HRL Iraq is supported by partners in Amman and Kuwait City. It is reported to have 40 staff in Iraq.

Hill and Associates, Ltd.
Headquarters: 2604-9 Harbour Center, No. 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong King
tel: [852] 2802-2123; fax: [852] 2802-2133; email:
Description of Services: H&A have been in Iraq since June 2003, and with an office in Baghdad are focused on providing clients in Iraq with a range of services, including: executive protection, information services and security audits.
Contact in Iraq: Richard Hancock, Director Operations - Middle East; tel: [971] (4) 211-5447 (Dubai) or (65) 6322-2558; Thuraya: 882-162-1100-133; email: or

ICP Group Ltd.
Headquarters: 2 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DQ, UK
tel: [44] (0) 207-591-4411; fax: [44] (0) 207-584-1460; email:
Description of Services: With representation country-wide since Desert Storm (1991), ICP Group Ltd have provided security support and services to many major multi-national companies, NGO and government agencies. It provides protection services, security equipment, logistics management and liaison services. ICP Group Ltd. protection employees are only either former British or US Special Forces or Elite Forces personnel.
Contact in Iraq: Will Geddes or Andy King; tel: [44] (870) 464-1000 (UK number that rings in Baghdad); email:

Headquarters: Baghdad Conference Palace, Mansour, Baghdad
tel: [1] 914-360-2492; GSM: 44 7974 312967; email:
Description of Services: ISI Iraq is a part of the ISI Group and is the only security company to provide 24-hour Iraqi security guards to the CPA “Green Zone”. All guards are trained by the US army, vetted through “local knowledge” and have been a valuable asset to the American troops at the convention center in Baghdad. ISI also provides guards for residences, offices, and also do low key protection work for foreign nationals. ISI has also been involved in due diligence, providing information for foreign and domestic companies through a network of personalities, companies, and families throughout Iraq. ISI has existing joint venture agreements with both US and UK established security firms.

Janusian Security Risk Management Ltd.
Headquarters: Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, UK
tel: +44 (0) 20 7578 0009; fax: +44 (0) 20 7578 7855; email:
Principal team members are: Dr David Claridge, Managing Director; Gary Wood, Director; and Maj. Gen. Walter Courage, Director, Business Development.
Description of Services: Janusian Security Risk Management Ltd was formed as a subsidiary of The Risk Advisory Group to respond to the demand from corporate security professionals for high quality analysis-led support to protect their organizations from the challenges of terrorism, political violence and serious crime. Set up in 1997 by an ex-SAS soldier, Arish Turle, Janusian has been active in Iraq since 17 April 2003. It claims to be the only Western security company in Baghdad with an independent operational office and a country manager permanently based there.

Kroll Security International Ltd.
Headquarters: 900 Third Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA.
tel: 212-593-1000; fax: 212-593-2631
Description of Services: On March 25 it was announced that Kroll Inc. the global risk consulting company, has formed a new company dedicated to addressing the security needs of corporate and government clients operating in high risk areas which went on to win the contract to provide security for USAID. Alastair Morrison, a British Special Air Service (SAS veteran, who co-founded DSL in 1981, joined Kroll as chairman and chief executive of Kroll Security International Ltd.
Contact in Iraq: Kroll Europe, Middle East & Africa, 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB, UK; tel: +44 (0) 207 029 5000; fax: +44 (0) 207 029 5001
ManTech International Corp.
Headquarters: 12015 Lee Jackson Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033, USA
tel: 703-218-6000
Description of Services: Based in Fairfax it maintains a 44-person telecommunications base in Baghdad that supports US armed forces there.

Meteoric Tactical Solutions
Headquarters: 6 Meteor Road, Valhalla, Pretoria, South Africa
tel: [27] 12 651 3402; fax: [27] 12 651 3402; email:
Contact in Iraq: Lourens Horn (Louwtjie); tel: 914-360-3113; email:
Description of Services: Specialized training programs, VIP protection, asset protection, risk management and analysis, even management, asset recovery as well as training to the new Iraqi police and security units. The US Defense Contract Management Agency awarded it a $599,383 contract for security advisors and planners.

Meyer & Associates
Headquarters: P.O. Box 1800, Joshua (DFW), TX 76058
tel: 817-426-1199; fax: 817-558-4868; email:
Description of Services: Claims have been made that Meyer & Associates can liaison with government, diplomatic, military, local and guerrilla leaders in Iraq coupled with a more traditional security services, including executive protection/bodyguards, advance work, intelligence and transportation.
Contact in Iraq: Tim Meyer or Gary DeSmith; tel: 1-817-401-8142 or 1-817-821-8820; email: or

Headquarters: 1201 E Abingdon Drive, Ste. 425
tel: 703-684-7114 / 7115 or 866-262-4501; fax: 703-684-3528; email:
Description of Services: MPRI instructors have been training National Guard and Reserve soldiers to be convoy drivers at places like Camp Udairi, Kuwait. They talk to soldiers about the most recent tactics employed by insurgents in Iraq and suggest ways to respond. MPRI also supports the Iraq Survey Group and has a $1,901,962 contract to provide linguists and a $706,833 contract for technical support to the Iraqi Army Reconstruction Support Program.

MZM, Inc.
Headquarters: 1523 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, USA
tel: 202-518-5240; fax: 202-518-5241
Description of Services: MZM has a $3,640,896 contract for interpreter/linguists support services.
Neareast Security
Description of services: Involved in witness protection for the Ministry of Justice on behalf of the Iraqi Provisional Authority.

New Korea Total Service
Headquarters: 3rd Floor SungBo B/D 724-44, Yuksam-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea, 135-080
tel: 566-5353; fax: 566-5225
Description of Services: Sent 100 bodyguards to Iraq to carry out security missions for international businesses.
Contact in Iraq: Bldg.41, Lane: 34, District: 611, Al-Dawoodi Area, Baghdad, Iraq
tel: 964-1-54; fax: 964-1-54 22588; email:

Olive Security (UK) Limited
Headquarters: 2 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5DB, UK
tel: [44] (0) 207307 0540; fax: [44] (0) 207307 0542; email:
Description of Services: Armed VIP protection, armed convoy escort, threat and risk analysis, security site survey, key point security and manned guards. Provided security for TV crews during the war and then was awarded initial security contract by the major US contractor Bechtel, one of the main US companies rebuilding the country.
Contact in Iraq: John Yourston and Douglas Dick
tel: 008821652100377 or [965] 914-0169 (Kuwait office)

Optimal Solution Services
Headquarters: 4/35 Spencer Street, Fairfield NSW, Australia
tel: [61] (2) 97555840; fax: [61] (2) 97559835; email:
Description of Services: The infrastructure is streamlined to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness in vigilance and security alert response. Our emphasis is on maintaining the highest industry standards with our security personnel adhering to safety and health regulation and best work practices.
Contact in Iraq: Zahir F. Hameed; tel: +8821621233556; email:

Overseas Security & Strategic Information, Inc/Safenet – Iraq
Headquarters: Post Office Box 52067; Atlanta, GA 30355; USA
tel: 404-307-4072; fax: 413-208-6069; email:
Description of Services: Services include close protection of VIPs, general personal security of employees, convoy escorts of personnel and equipment, training of local security personnel, provision of armored and unarmored vehicles, threat and intelligence reporting, and provision of combat medics with proper equipment.
Contact in Iraq: John H. Walbridge, Jr. or Mauritz Le Roux; tel: [964] 7901915494 or [88] 216 5201 4591/4592

Pilgrims Group
Headquarters: Pilgrims House, PO Box 769, Wokin,; Surrey GU21 5EU, UK
tel: +44 (0) 1932 339 180; fax: +44 (0) 1932 349 943
Description of services: Trains members of the media how to cope in potentially dangerous countries.
RamOPS Risk Management Group
Headquarters: 7312 Suite 8 Hihenge Court, Raleigh, NC 27615
tel: [1] 919-740-4597; email:
Description of Services: Security consulting that includes threat assessments, recommended precautions, and contingency planning for personnel, sites, and equipment.
Contact in Iraq: Andy Potts or John Autenreith; email:; tel: [1] 919-740-4597 (US)

Ronco Consulting Corporation
Headquarters: 2301 M St, Suite 400, Washington DC 20037, USA
tel: 202 785 2791; fax: 202 785 2078
Description of services: Ronco is doing demining work pursuant to a contract by the US State Department per a three year plan, with funding of $12.6 m from the Iraqi Relief supplemental enacted by Congress in April 2003. Ronco was supposed to implement deployment of a quick reaction demining force. This force is base in Mozambique. After the end of major combat operations in 2003, it made a 45-day deployment, where it did EXO/UXO work along the path of two power lines, and cleared roads leading to Baghdad. It has been establishing, training and developing and Iraqi mine clearing force. As of May 2004 it has trained approximately 140 Iraqis.376

Rubicon International Services
Headquarters: 70 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 2RP, UK
tel: 44 (O)20 8874 0055; fax: 44 (O)20 8874 5522; email:
Description of services: Rubicon is a UK registered private limited company established in 1996. Its security services include: Personnel protection, such as close protection. Its Personal Protection Officers (PPOs) are former Special Forces or close protection trained military personnel.
Asset Protection, including continuous intelligence monitoring, dedicated in-country security management, security personnel, security education for local guard forces and 24-hour management support from the UK.

Saladin Security
Headquarters: 7 Abingdon Rd., London, W8 6AH, UK
tel: 020 7376 2655; fax: 020 7 937 5805; email:
Description of services: Bodyguards, Security Officers, Security consultancy, Crisis management and the full range of Corporate Defence.
SCG International Risk
Headquarters: Post Office Box 6671, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0671, USA
tel: 757-689-2148; fax: 703-995-4550; tel toll free: 877.597.5381 (Toll Free); email:
Description of Services: SCG is a private company, which specializes in providing security, intelligence, technical, and training solutions. SCG provides consultant/instructors in various categories.

Security Applications Systems International LLC
Headquarters: Howard Biddell, Director of Government Services; tel: 317-841-3303; email:
Description of Services: SASI has been operating in Iraq since January 4, 2004. SASI was subcontracted to Erinys Iraq Ltd. to provide security and management personnel in support of its activities377. But the contract has been terminated because SASI had hired François Strydom, who was member of a South African counterinsurgency unit during the apartheid era.

SOC-SMG (Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group)
Headquarters: P.O. Box 28909, Las Vegas, NV 89126, USA
tel: 1-877-883-4507; fax: 925-934-1431; email:
Description of services: Currently deployed in 3 classified sites in Iraq, one in Baghdad for the purposes of providing security support to US defense contractors who are tasked to recover and dispose of Captured Enemy Ammunition (CEA) within Iraq.378 Also does convoy/security work for the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Steele Foundation
Headquarters: 388 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA.
tel: 415-781-4300; email:
Description of Services: The Steele Foundation is a preferred security provider for prime contractors participating in the rebuilding of Iraq’s infrastructure. Working with contractors in the rebuilding of the country's electrical sector, public works and water, military courts and borders, building, housing and health, transportation, communications, and oil infrastructure. For more detail see and
Contact in Iraq: Secure Operations Center, Baghdad
tel: +964 (0)790 191 57 40; tel: +964 (0)790 191 57 30;

Sumer International Security
Headquarters: Almasbah - Dis Babilon, Sec. 929, St. 10, Building 10(54/356), Baghdad, Iraq
tel: [1] 312-869-7336 (VOIP); fax: [1] 202-438-9710; email:
US office: 1733 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, USA
tel: 202-483-5900; fax: 202-483-9710; email:
Description of Services: SIS security guards, bodyguards, and private police armed and uniformed are trained by DynCorp International. Our clients are protected by a 365 days, 24/7 basis and we maintain a 24 hours dispatch operation with field supervision.
Contact in Iraq: Janna Lipman
tel: [1] 312-869-8336 (VOIP) or [964] 7901-916-338 or [1] 202-483-5900; email: or

Titan Corp.
Headquarters: The Titan Corporation, 3033 Science Park Road, San Diego, California 92121, USA
tel: 858 552 9500; fax: 858 552 9645
Description of services: Provides translators.

Triple Canopy Inc.
Headquarters: 600 Knightsbridge Parkway, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, USA
tel: 312-261-8000; fax: 312-261-8010; email:
Description of Services: Triple Canopy provides executive protection, site security, and convoy security. Services range from discreet travel companions to heavily armored, high profile convoy escort. The company has been in existence less than a year. According to a company staffer it had 18 contracts with the CPA, which were rolled over to the State Department, after the handover of sovereignty.379 Since the rollover the State Dept. had reduced the company’s site security work and it now does mainly personal security work.
Contact in Iraq: Ron Boline or Tony Nicholson
tel: [1] 914-360-6961 (NY number rings in Baghdad) or [44] 208-792-629 (UK number rings in Baghdad); email:, or

Unity Resources
Headquarters: Level 6, 140 George Street, Museum Of Contemporary Art Building, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
tel: 61 2 9252 5259; fax: 61 2 9252 5258; email:
Description of Services: Provides personal and asset protection services.
USA Environmental
Headquarters: 5802 Benjamin Center Drive, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33634, USA
tel: 813-884 5722; fax: 813-884 1876
Description of services: USA Environmental has teams of weapons and explosive experts in Iraq and a $65m contract to collect and destroy unexploded ordinance.

Vance International
Headquarters: 10467 White Granite Drive, Oakton, Virginia 22124, USA
tel: 703-385-6754; toll free: 800-533-6754; fax: 703-359-8456; email:
Vinnell Corporation.
Headquarters: 12150 Monument Drive, Suite 800, Fairfax, VA 22033-4053, USA
tel: (877) 270-8339; fax (703) 218-5230
Description of services: A subsidiary of Northman Grumman, Vinnell has a $48m contract to assist in the training of a new Iraqi Army.

Wade-Boyd and Associates LLC
Headquarters: Suite 116, Main Street, Lawler, IA 52154, USA
tel: 641-330-4581 or 931-302-7822; fax: 270-518-5780; email:
Description of Services: Provides former military/federal law enforcement armed close protection teams, K-9 dogs for explosive detection and armored vehicles.
Contact in Iraq: Malek (Ali) Mehanna or V. Brooke Phillips; tel: 641-330-4581 (US); email: or

Worldwide Language Resources, Inc.
Headquarters: P.O. Box 125, Andover, Maine 04216
tel: (207) 364 – 5866; fax: (207) 364 – 5867; E-mail:
Description of Services: Interpretation, language training, translations, in-country language and cultural Immersion Programs.



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