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[ISN] Y-12 Security Breach: WSI leaves Oak Ridge
By John Huotari
Oak Ridge Today
March 25, 2013
After 13 years of protecting federal facilities, WSI Oak Ridge has left the
Friday was the last day for many employees at WSI, and the contract ended
Sunday, spokeswoman Courtney Henry said.
Formerly known as Wackenhut Services Inc., the company once provided up to
1,000 security police officers and support staff at federal facilities that
included East Tennessee Technology Park, the Joe L. Evins Federal Building, Oak
Ridge National Laboratory, and Y-12 National Security Complex.
But WSI lost its contract to guard Y-12, a National Nuclear Security
Administration site, after the July 28 security breach, and it did not win a
separate contract to protect local U.S. Department of Energy sites, including
ETTP, ORNL, the Federal Building, and the rest of the Oak Ridge Reservation.
That contract was awarded to National Strategic Protective Services LLC, or
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