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The security company in Iraq known as Blackwater has changed its name to Xe. Blackwater Xe has had a lot of bad publicity in the news over the past few years.
On April 1, 2009, the U.S. State Department announced that Triple Canopy, Inc. would replace Xe/Blackwater as the department's security contractor in Iraq. The contract, for $977 million, was awarded on March 31, 2009, and took effect on May 7, 2009. The Iraqi government has speculated that Blackwater/Xe may still be able to profit from the deal because Triple Canopy may subcontract a portion of its Iraq contract to the Falcon Group, an Iraqi company rumored to have financial ties to Blackwater. A Blackwater spokeswoman, Anne Tyrell, denied that Blackwater had a relationship with Falcon Group. In spite of the ban on Blackwater in Iraq, the State Department issued a task order for Blackwater to provide security for diplomats in Hillah, Najaf, and Karbalah until August 4, 2009.
Triple Canopy is a private company that provides specialized security services. The company was incorporated in Chicago and currently has its headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. The company's website claims that it delivers "a broad range of security services including assessments, training, crisis management, protective, and support services."
Headquarters:Herndon, Virginia, United States
Industry: security & risk management consulting, private security, defense contracting
Products: security consulting, fixed site security, close protection, security vulnerability assessments, crisis management consulting, training
Net income: unknown
Employees: 4,000+ (2009)
Board of Directors
Tom Katis, Co-Chairman
Matt Mann, Co-Chairman
Ignacio "Iggy" Balderas, Former CEO moved up to the Board
Matt Luckett, Director
Lee Van Arsdale (COL, US Army, ret), Chief Executive Officer
Kelvin Kai, Chief Operating Officer
Tom Magnani, Chief Financial Officer
Lexi Alexander, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Juliet Protas, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Wilson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Greg Mulligan, former COO
James V. Kimsey, former Triple Canopy Board member, founder of AOL
Barrett H. Moore, founding CEO
In March, 2009, Triple Canopy was awarded an additional task order under the WPPS IDIQ valued at $977 million.
Triple Canopy is now an ISO 9001:2000-certified company.
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