U.S. awards security contract for 1,312-MW Glen Canyon

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $7.43 million contract to Basic Contracting Services Inc., which is to provide year-round security services at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam.

Security services called for by the contract include armed guards, roving patrols, alarm and detection systems monitoring, and video surveillance equipment monitoring.

The services are to be provided as part of BuRec’s larger efforts to detect, deter, or respond to threats to national critical infrastructure facilities from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergencies. (HNN 11/28/08)

Basic Contracting Services, based in Artesia, N.M., will use currently employed, experienced, and well-trained security forces at the dam, BuRec said. The company also plans to recruit and hire employees from the Northern Arizona labor sector and train the new workers in physical and electronic surveillance and detection methods.

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