Global Security Services

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Global Security Services (GSS) is a Maryland-based firm offering "intelligence, investigations and disaster management" to companies. [1] It also offers "pre-employment screening" tools[2], and such "paramilitary operations" as [3] "maritime security and rescue," "employee evacuation in hostile environments," "asset recovery and protection," and "maritime port security practice."[4]


Obama campaign

In September 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Democratic presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama had paid GSS "more than $380,000," for providing "bodyguards and intelligence for three months, until Obama was assigned Secret Service protection in May." [5]


GSS "recently provided executive protection for U2s Bono and Mary J. Blige in Mexico City," reported a Maryland publication in March 2006. [6]


Services offered, as described by the firm, include: [7]

  • High-Risk Event Protection
  • Intelligence Services - to help with "competitiveness, corporate image/public relations, due diligence, human resources or product liability issues"
  • Investigations
  • Homeland Security
  • Disaster Management
  • TravelSecure™
  • Hospitality Security
  • Technical Security
  • Information Systems Security
  • Paramilitary Operations - the "Global Security Services Paramilitary Group is comprised of former Navy SEALs and other Special Operations Forces"
  • Training


Contact information

Global Security Services, LLC
877 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Severna Park, MD 21146-4700


SourceWatch resources

External links


  1. "Homepage," GSS website, accessed April 2008.
  2. "Products," GSS website, accessed April 2008.
  3. "Homepage," GSS website, accessed April 2008.
  4. "Paramilitary operations," GSS website, accessed April 2008.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stephen Braun, "Security beefs up early in '08 campaigns: With the race already active, a lot of money is being spent on private firms until the Secret Service takes over," Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2007.
  6. "Business Notes," The Capital (Annapolis, MD), March 19, 2006.
  7. "Services," GSS website, accessed April 2008.
  8. James Ridgeway, "Cops and Former Secret Service Agents Ran Black Ops on Green Groups", Mother Jones, April 11, 2008.
  9. Brien Hefler, "Local lawyer sees opportunity in homeland security," The Capital (Annapolis, MD), May 2, 2004.


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