Akal Global Secures the Physical and Digital Realms of Governments and Enterprises using Experience, People and Innovation.
WHO WE ARE
Akal Global is an American owned company that was founded as Akal Security in 1980 with a commitment to serve and protect life. As the years progressed our commitment took on many forms and today the Akal Group is a strategically diversified venture that offers a full spectrum of security solutions. Akal is an ally of some of the most significant organizations in the world. Their trust in our capabilities drives us to pursue security excellence, day in and day out. We have built Akal on this "Ethos of Excellence," enabling us to deliver exemplary Security Solutions to our clients worldwide.
Akal Security, Inc. is a wholly American-owned security services provider with over 35 years of exceptional service to federal, state, local and commercial customers. Akal Security is highly valued by the United States Government, protecting a variety of critical facilities and sites. Akal’s strengths in security personnel management, performance integrity and process efficiencies are valued by our customer agencies.
Coastal international Security is the largest American-owned security services partner to the United States Government, protecting a variety of critical facilities across the world. Coastal is an industry leader in designing, delivering and managing complex, multi-site security programs. We provide our Customers with reliable and rapid access to a highly trained and experienced security force of officers in 25 countries plus 48 U.S. states and territories.
Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA) is a world-class independent training facility delivering training solutions to Akal Global, other security companies, and government agencies. PSTA is the largest academy of its kind in the U.S. National Capital Region, with state-of-the-art classroom instruction, practical exercises, live fire exercises, and desktop exercises. PSTA’s Instructional Systems Design-based curriculum encompasses Security, Emergency and Risk Management, Resiliency, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Travel Safety, and Survival in Austere Environments.
Akal Global, through its Akal Security subsidiary, provides comprehensive security solutions for critical aviation infrastructure. Our highly trained, skilled and experienced security personnel combine years of practical experience with innovative technology to deliver world class security and customer service to airports, airlines and Indirect Air Carriers. Akal Aviation also collaborates actively with Aviation Industry organizations to design, develop and field security solutions that address a wide array of emerging aviation and transportation security threats.
Akal Global, through its Coastal International Security (Coastal) subsidiary, designs and delivers custom solutions including physical security, training, and security consulting services. Annually, Akal provides expertise on 100 international task orders for the U.S. Department of State (DoS) on the DOS Construction Surveillance Management (CSM) and Cleared American Guards (CAG) Programs. Under these programs Akal Global fields “Top Secret Cleared” personnel to oversee security efforts for DoS construction sites worldwide. Akal’s highly trained personnel ensure the security integrity of new USG construction interests abroad.
Akal Global was founded as Akal Security in 1980. Over the past three decades Akal Security has morphed and grown into Akal Global, a family of American-owned and operated companies that employ security professionals in 26 countries. With decades of experience, and the collective efforts of our group of companies and business partners, we have become a prime provider of physical security, critical security consulting, security training, and security technology services to a broad and rapidly growing base of partners, public agencies and corporations in the U.S. and worldwide.
Our mission is to protect life. We partner with and secure some of the most symbolic organizations in the world. They trust in our experience, expertise and delivery excellence. Akal's multidisciplinary suite of security services provides our clients with solutions tailored to fit their needs.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) vital mission is to secure the USA from the many threats it faces. The DHS is comprised of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Their duties are wide-ranging, with a clear goal of keeping America safe.
The U.S. DHS has turned to Akal to provide specialized security services for many of America’s most critical national security facilities and agencies.
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The Department is the largest employer in the world, with nearly 1.3 million active duty servicemen and women as of 2016. Adding to its employees are over 801,000 National Guardsmen and Reservists from the four services, and over 740,000 civilians bringing the total to over 2.8 million employees. It is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.
The Department of Defense is headed by the Secretary of Defense, a cabinet-level head who reports directly to the President of the United States. Beneath the Department of Defense are three subordinate military departments: the United States Department of the Army, the United States Department of the Navy, and the United States Department of the Air Force. In addition, four national intelligence services are subordinate to the Department of Defense: the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Other Defense Agencies include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Defense Security Service (DSS), and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), all of which are under the command of the Secretary of Defense. Military operations are managed by nine regional or functional Unified Combatant Commands. The Department of Defense also operates several joint services schools, including the National Defense University (NDU) and the National War College (NWC).
The Department of Defense relies on Akal to safeguard U.S. Army and Air Force personnel, assets and installations across 26 bases and facilities in 15 US States and Territories.
Department of State
The United States Department of State (DOS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department that advises the President and leads the country in foreign policy issues. Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, the State Department is responsible for the international relations of the United States, negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and represents the United States at the United Nations. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.
The Department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building located at 2201 C Street, NW, a few blocks away from the White House in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Department operates the diplomatic missions of the United States abroad and is responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the United States and U.S. diplomacy efforts. The Department is also the depositary for more than 200 multilateral treaties.
The Department is led by the Secretary of State, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The Secretary of State is the second Cabinet official in the order of precedence and in the presidential line of succession, after the Vice President of the United States.
Akal is a leading provider of experienced, trained, former military personnel to the Department of State for their Construction Surveillance Management requirements across the world.
Federal Protective Service
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the police division of the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the United States Department of Homeland Security. FPS is "the federal agency charged with protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and security services to facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration (GSA)"—over 9,000 buildings—and their occupants.
The FPS is a federal law enforcement agency, and employs approximately 900 law enforcement officers. FPS provides integrated law enforcement and security services to U.S. Federal buildings, courthouses, and other properties administered by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
FPS also protects other properties as authorized and carries out various other activities for the promotion of homeland security as the Secretary of Homeland Security may prescribe, to include providing a uniformed police response to National Security Special Events, and national disasters.
Example facilities guarded by Akal on behalf of FPS are listed below.
Veterans Administration (Lafayette Square), Washington DC
The mission of the Veterans Healthcare System is to serve the needs of America’s veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. The VHA is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system providing excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research.
Executive Office of the President of the United States, White House Annexes, Washington, D.C.
Executive Office of the President and White House Annexes are filled each day with some of our nation’s most important leaders, to include the US Trade Representative and our nation’s Drug Czar. Because their safety and security is of critical importance, Coastal is on duty as their complete security provider.
Bureau of Prisons, Washington, D.C.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is tasked with confining offenders in the Federal prison system, and overseeing the operation of its facilities across the country. It has several administrative buildings in Washington, D.C. All are protected by Coastal officers.
Federal Triangle Complex, Washington, D.C.
The Federal Triangle Complex includes the Interstate Commerce Commission, Ariel Rios and Customs Buildings in Washington, D.C. These buildings house the administration and staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a 3-million square foot building that forms the cornerstone of the Federal Triangle complex in the heart of Washington, D.C. It is the second largest building in the Nation’s Capitol, second only to the Pentagon. With offices for over 8,000 employees, it houses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Customs Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. It also is the headquarters of the General Services Administration and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
U.S. Department of Commerce
The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. The mission of the department is to "promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development". Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, and helping to set industrial standards. This organization's main purpose is to create jobs, promote economic growth, encourage sustainable development and improve standards of living for all Americans. The Department of Commerce headquarters is the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.
Hawaii Electric Company
For more than 100 years, Hawaiian Electric Company has provided the energy that has fueled the islands' development from a Hawaiian kingdom to a modern state. Hawaiian Electric Company, and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light Company, serves 95% of the state’s 1.4 million residents on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, Lanai and Molokai.
Grunley Construction Company, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning construction firm with expertise in high-profile, complex projects for both public and private sector customers. Headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area, Grunley specializes in constructing new facilities as well as renovations, restorations and modernizations of large-scale commercial, institutional and government buildings. We have a staff of over 320 construction industry professionals, including architects, engineers, LEED® Accredited Professionals, historic preservation experts, project executives, project managers, superintendents, tradesmen and support staff.
Established in 1979, CSI Aviation, Inc. (CSI) is a seasoned, global air transportation and aviation logistics company. The company is a US Air Carrier, holding FAR Part 135 operating authority and an aviation services company specializing in complex aviation operations, where the company’s knowledge, experience and dedicated customer service provides turn-key solutions. CSI’s diverse experience gives it a distinct advantage when planning aviation operations around the world. The company provides air transportation for both passengers and cargo, provides airborne ISR, manages aviation programs, arranges aircraft purchases, and provides aircraft maintenance and training services. The company owns the subsidiary business that manufactures the state-of-the-art Seeker light surveillance aircraft which is designed for various ISR missions.
Department of Justice
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.
The Department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet.
Akal is the largest judicial security contractor for the US Department of Justice, protecting 300 federal courthouses, in 40 states and protectorates.
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Martha's Vineyard Airport (IATA: MVY, ICAO: KMVY, FAA LID: MVY) is a public airport located in the middle of the island of Martha's Vineyard, three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Vineyard Haven, in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. This airport is owned by Dukes County and lies on the border between the towns of West Tisbury and Edgartown. It is often used for general aviation but is also served by four commercial airlines.
In December 2015, Akal Digital (formerly Saber IMT) was awarded a contract to conduct a forensics analysis of the entire network at Martha's Vineyard Airport. Akal Digital conducted a network security audit to review network security procedures and policies and identify possible Cyber Security threats and vulnerabilities.
In January 2016, Akal Digital won the Phase II contract to correct issues identified in the initial Cyber Security Assessment of Martha’s Vineyard Airport network infrastructure.
Department of Transportation
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is governed by the United States Secretary of Transportation. The US DOT mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets US vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."
Among Akal’s DOT clients are multiple category X airports, the nation’s largest and busiest as measured by the volume of passenger traffic. For this reason they are considered vulnerable targets for terrorism, and security services are of critical importance.
Akal Security has successfully provided services at Honolulu International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 50-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising that revolutionized the industry by giving guests freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation. Cruising on Norwegians means no fixed dining times, relaxed attire, several distinct dining options, relaxed disembarkation and more lounges, bars, theaters and other entertainment and activity options. Today, Norwegian invites guests to Feel Free to explore the world on one of 14 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Norwegian offers unique and exciting itineraries in all areas of the world, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Canada & New England, Panama Canal, Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America is the only ship that sails year-round from Honolulu on seven-day intra-island Hawaiian cruises. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the ninth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourth time and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the fifth year by the World Travel Awards.
U.S. Geological Survey National Center
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. The organization has four major science disciplines, concerning biology, geography, geology, and hydrology. The USGS is a fact-finding research organization with no regulatory responsibility.
The USGS is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior; it is that department's sole scientific agency. The USGS employs approximately 8,670 people and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
The USGS also has major offices near Lakewood, Colorado, at the Denver Federal Center, and Menlo Park, California.
Akal provides security services for the USGS National Center in Reston, VA. The USGS National Center is one of the USGS premier facilities, housing the world’s largest earth science library and many research laboratories.
U.S. Department of Interior
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States. About 75% of federal public land is managed by the department, with most of the remainder managed by the Agriculture Department's United States Forest Service.
The Department is administered by the United States Secretary of the Interior, who is a member of the Cabinet of the President. The Department of Interior has a unique dual mission to both protect and provide access to the public’s resources and historic sites. Its headquarters are comprised of several buildings in the Washington, D.C. area, one of which houses the offices of the Secretary of the Interior.
Akal has provided protective services for the US Department of Interior since 2004.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.
U.S. Marshals Service
The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. It is the oldest American federal law enforcement agency, which was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. The Marshals Service is attached to the Judicial branch of government, and is the enforcement arm of the federal courts. It is the primary agency for fugitive operations, responsible for prisoner transport, the protection of officers of the court, and for the effective operation of the judiciary. The Marshals Service operates the Witness Protection Program, and serves federal level arrest warrants.
Akal supports the US Marshals service mission to protect the U.S. judicial family against threats of terrorism and criminal attack. Over 3,000 deputized Akal Court Security Officers (CSOs) are on the front lines of US federal courts every day.
Akal career law enforcement officers maintain strict access control and protect judges and courtrooms. To strengthen the integrity of the program, Akal developed an advanced training program to help CSOs detect explosives and weapons.