Contractor picked to protect Nevada National Security Site

Released Thursday, June 1, 2017|1:23 p.m.

Updated Thursday, June 1, 2017|1:50 p.m.

. A subsidiary of a Virginia defense contractor has been granted an agreement paying up to $203 million over 5 years to guard a vast previous nuclear showing ground outside Las Vegas, a spokesman for the firm overseeing the Nevada National Security Site said Thursday.

The announcement that SOC LLC will take over security at the previous Nevada Test Site follows Objective Support and Test Services was granted a $5 billion contract May 12 to manage and run the 1,360-square-mile federal booking and its associated Nevada Field Office in North Las Vegas.

Mission Assistance and Test Solutions, based in Kansas, is a department of New Jersey-based Honeywell.

U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Darwin Morgan stated the 10-year management agreement still needs to clear an obstacle duration.

National Security Technologies LLC has operated the test site 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas for more than a decade.

SOC is a subsidiary of Day & & Zimmerman of Chantilly, Virginia. It is partnering in the security contract with Defense Methods Inc. and MCH Corp. of Tennessee, and Longenecker & & Associates of Las Vegas, inning accordance with a statement about the agreement.

The takeover date is July 31, changing Centerra Group of Florida, the parent company of long time security website security supplier Wackenhut Services.

As the Nevada Test Website, the area hosted more than 1,000 nuclear detonations from 1951 to 1992. It now hosts non-nuclear experiments and safety training related to the country’s nuclear stockpile.

The National Nuclear Security Administration last September rescinded a $5 billion website management agreement granted to a firm that had been a subsidiary of defense professional Lockheed Martin Corp., simply days after it had been revealed.

Authorities said the move followed they found out Nevada Site Science Assistance and Technologies Corp. had actually been offered by Lockheed Martin to another business.

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