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Culmen awarded $9.9M Oak Ridge National Laboratory Basic Ordering Agreement to provide Outside of Continental United States Forward-Deployed Support to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence Program

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2017 — Culmen International, LLC, an internationally recognized leader in the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based in Alexandria, Va., announced today that it has been awarded a $9.9M Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) under its contract with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) Program. The first task order was awarded at $2.9M for the first year in the four year period of performance. Culmen has been performing this work for NSDD via successive ORNL vehicles since 2008.

“Culmen International is exceptionally pleased to continue its Outside of Continental United States (OCONUS) forward-deployed support with ORNL to assist this critical NNSA NSDD mission where we engage with international partner Border Guards, Customs officials, police, and nuclear regulatory authorities in the area of radiation detection; assist with training and exercises; conduct site surveys; help with inspection trips as part of the government’s formal acceptance of the radiation detection systems at border crossings, seaports, and airports; and provide on the ground sustainability support after equipment acceptance,” said Dan Berkon, CEO of Culmen International. “This contract allows Culmen to help further NSDD’s mission throughout the world, including locations throughout the former Soviet Union, elsewhere in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.”

The Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) is an office within the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. NSDD’s mission is to strengthen the capabilities and commitment of partner countries to deter, detect, and investigate illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radiological materials. The NSDD Partnership is a network of over 100 agencies in more than 60 countries working toward the common goal of disrupting smuggling and preventing terrorist acquisition of dangerous materials. NSDD works with international partner Border Guards, Customs, Police, and nuclear regulatory authorities at international border crossings, including border checkpoints, airports and seaports, internal locations, and other controlled land and maritime borders. Disrupting the smuggling of material out of regulatory control requires a comprehensive approach that produces multilayered nuclear detection architectures and linkages between front-line officers and scientists. NSDD works with partners to establish initial capability and capacity through technical means; maintain capability through joint efforts involving management, operations, maintenance, and training; and mature capability through continued interaction and targeted assistance.

Culmen awarded $1.6M Task Order to provide Green Border Security Training for the U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Border Security Services Program

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2017 — Culmen International, LLC, an internationally recognized leader in the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based in Alexandria, Va., announced today that it has been awarded a $1.6M Task Order under its contract with the Department of State, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC) Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS).

“Culmen International is honored to have this opportunity to support the Department of State in providing critical border security training and support services,” said Dan Berkon, CEO of Culmen International. “This contract allows Culmen to work directly with the Department of State and our partner nation in achieving goals and objectives related to stemming the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.”

A core EXBS initiative is training foreign government officials in internationally-accepted export and border control policies, processes, and methodologies. This task order will focus training on green border security activities and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) interdiction operations in order to interdict trafficking in items of proliferation concern at official land border points of entry (POE) as well as between the POEs, and to develop a self-sustaining capability to train their own officers in effective WMD interdiction and green border security.

The EXBS Program works with partner governments to identify regulatory and institutional gaps and to develop resource requirements. The program provides a wide range of technical assistance, from executive exchanges to training workshops to the provision of detection equipment and specialized training for border control and enforcement agencies. The EXBS Program is active in more than 60 countries and its comprehensive approach, flexibility, responsiveness, and interagency approach make it a unique resource for addressing critical aspects of the United States' nonproliferation objectives.

Culmen will provide lead technical advisors, trainers and services to conduct country specific training. Culmen will also provide technical advice and facilitate development of training-specific objectives and identification of core capabilities; support development of training documentation; assist in coordination of training logistics and provide logistical support personnel.

Culmen awarded $5.6M Task Order to provide Border Security Operations Training Program for the U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Border Security Services Program

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2017 — Culmen International, LLC, an internationally recognized leader in the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based in Alexandria, Va., announced today that it has been awarded a $5.6M Task Order under its contract with the Department of State, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC) Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS).

“Culmen International is honored to have this opportunity to support the Department of State and aiding this partner nation with mission critical training,” said Cary O’Connell, Executive Director at Culmen International. “This task order allows Culmen to work directly with the Department of State and our partner nation to further develop curriculum and conduct training related to stemming the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.”

The EXBS Program works with partner governments to identify regulatory and institutional gaps and to develop resource requirements. The program provides a wide range of technical assistance, from executive exchanges to training workshops to the provision of detection equipment and specialized training for border control and enforcement agencies. The EXBS Program is active in more than 60 countries and its comprehensive approach, flexibility, responsiveness, and interagency approach make it a unique resource for addressing critical aspects of the United States' nonproliferation objectives.

Culmen will provide lead technical advisors, trainers and services to conduct country specific training. Culmen will provide a comprehensive set of training assistance to the partner nation enforcement authorities that will enable them to identify, detect, and interdict proliferation related shipments at official land border Ports of Entry (POE) and in between POE’s. The Program of Instruction will include Enhanced Counterproliferation Awareness, Frontier Border Security and Interdiction, and Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction.

Culmen awarded Task Order for U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Border Security Equipment Program.

WASHINGTON, September 1, 2017 — Culmen International, LLC, an internationally recognized leader in the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based in Alexandria, Va., announced today that it has been awarded a $1.9M task order with the Department of State, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC) Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS) Equipment Program.

“Culmen International is both prepared and privileged to embark on this Global Initiative and looks forward to supporting the Department of State and our partner nations,” said Dan Berkon, CEO of Culmen International.

The EXBS Program works with partner governments to identify regulatory and institutional gaps and to develop resource requirements. The program provides a wide range of technical assistance, from executive exchanges to training workshops to the provision of detection equipment and specialized training for border control and enforcement agencies. The EXBS Program is active in more than 60 countries and its comprehensive approach, flexibility, responsiveness, and interagency approach make it a unique resource for addressing critical aspects of the United States' nonproliferation objectives.

Under the task order, Culmen will provide security equipment, training, and technical advisors to 14 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. Beyond the initial equipment provisions and related training, Culmen will enhance the means through which our partner nations will develop a self-sustaining capability.

Culmen awarded Task Order for U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Border Security Equipment Program.

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 — Culmen International, LLC, an internationally recognized leader in the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based in Alexandria, Va., announced today that it has been awarded a $5.1M task order with the Department of State, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC) Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS) Equipment Program.

“Culmen International is both excited and honored to support such a mission critical task with the Department of State,” said Louis Meier, Culmen’s EXBS Equipment Program Manager. Dan Berkon, CEO of Culmen International, conveyed, “This initiative places Culmen in a pivotal role of providing foreign strategic trade and border control officials with the tools they need to more effectively perform their job. Additionally, it allows us to train and equip our partners so that they can detect and prevent the trafficking of WMD and irresponsible transfer of conventional weapons.”

The EXBS Program works with partner governments to identify regulatory and institutional gaps and to develop resource requirements. The program provides a wide range of technical assistance, from executive exchanges to training workshops to the provision of detection equipment and specialized training for border control and enforcement agencies. The EXBS Program is active in more than 60 countries and its comprehensive approach, flexibility, responsiveness, and interagency approach make it a unique resource for addressing critical aspects of the United States' nonproliferation objectives.

Under the task order, Culmen will provide security equipment training and sustainment, lead technical advisors, and services to one of our partner nations in the MENA region. Beyond the initial equipment provisions and related training, Culmen will provide the means through which our partner nation will develop a self-sustaining capability.

Culmen awarded position on U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Border Security Services Program.

WASHINGTON, May, 22 2017 — Culmen International, LLC, an internationally recognized leader in the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) based in Alexandria, Va., announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Department of State, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC) Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS).

“Culmen International is extremely honored to have this opportunity to continue our partnership with the Department of State in providing critical training and support services,” said Dan Berkon, CEO of Culmen International. “This contract allows Culmen to work directly with the Department of State and our partner nations in achieving goals and objectives related to stemming the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. Moreover, it allows us to assist in thwarting the irresponsible transfer of conventional weapons by assisting countries in establishing effective export and border security systems that meet international standards.”

The EXBS Program works with partner governments to identify regulatory and institutional gaps and to develop resource requirements. The program provides a wide range of technical assistance, from executive exchanges to training workshops to the provision of detection equipment and specialized training for border control and enforcement agencies. The EXBS Program is active in more than 60 countries and its comprehensive approach, flexibility, responsiveness, and interagency approach make it a unique resource for addressing critical aspects of the United States' nonproliferation objectives.

Culmen will provide lead technical advisors, trainers and services to conduct country specific training. Culmen will also provide technical advice and facilitate development of training-specific objectives and identification of core capabilities; support development of training documentation; assist in coordination of training logistics and provide logistical support personnel.

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