Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that Global Guardian, a provider of security solutions, will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Fairfax County. The company will invest in additional office space, new technology for its operations center and specialized workforce training for 22 new jobs.
“One of my top priorities is to strengthen Virginia’s standing as a universal leader in the security and technology industries,” McAuliffe was quoted as saying in a press release. “With one of the highest concentrations of security professionals and technology experts in the country, the Commonwealth has become a world-class center for forward-looking businesses on the cutting edge of their respective disciplines. I am thrilled that this growing company will continue to benefit from the outstanding workforce and business climate that Virginia has to offer.”
“Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia region serve as fertile ground for the growing technology industry, and provide an unparalleled foundation for the security industry, which has long been ingrained in the local economy,” according to a statement from Todd Haymore, Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade.
Global Guardian is a global security and risk management firm that provides protection for people, infrastructure and communications. The company offers an integrated suite of best-in-class security services that help clients identify and mitigate the risks of traveling and doing business both overseas and domestically. These services include cybersecurity, emergency and custom aviation, emergency response, intelligence and due diligence medical support and transportation, personnel tracking, security and transportation support, and video surveillance monitoring. Global Guardian seamlessly integrates as many of these capabilities as needed and delivers them 24 hours a day under the close guidance of its Operations Center in McLean. On February 9, the company announced its purchase of Air Ambulance Card, LLC, a Birmingham, Alabama-based firm that operates an air-medical evacuation program and provides air-medical transportation coordination services to clients.