Press Release

Espanola-Based Akal Security Awarded $1.18 Billion NASA Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
May 28, 2008
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Akal Security to Provide Protective Services Spanning 14 NASA Facilities in 12 States

Coastal International Security, Inc. (Coastal), a wholly owned subsidiary of Akal Security, Inc. (Akal), announced today that it has been awarded a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract in the amount of approximately $120 million per year, totaling $1.18 billion over the next 10 years should all options be exercised by NASA. The contract will consolidate protective services being performed independently at 14 NASA locations, including the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, New Mexico, Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers, and the NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“We are extremely honored to have won such an important and prestigious contract,” said Curtis Wrenn, president of Coastal. “Our unlimited commitment to serving our clients, including NASA for the past five years, our employees and communities are the foundation of the exceptional services our people provide every day around the world. We look forward to partnering with NASA to execute their enhanced national security and safety program.”

By merging the protective services being performed at these locations into a single contract, Coastal will be able to provide NASA with integrated measures to mitigate security threats through effective policies and services. Under the new contract, Coastal will be providing these 14 NASA locations with emergency management, security services, fire services, export control and information assurance.

Coastal’s proposal was determined to have provided the “best value” to NASA, in a full and open competition with four of America’s major security services providers.

About Akal Security, Inc.

Founded in 1980, Akal is today one of the largest security companies in the United States with 15,000 security personnel deployed in 43 states and abroad. Akal specializes in providing security for critical federal government facilities, state and local government agencies and military installations. It is one of the top 100 government contractors in America, and is the largest provider of contract judicial security services as the protector of federal courthouses in 40 states. For more information, go to

SpaceRef staff editor.