Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC since 1984, AIGS has evolved over the years from its origins as “Vance Security/Vance International” to become a national security company focused on government clients and government contractors who need cleared resources.
Our clients operate in highly regulated environments, including military installations and sites where cutting-edge defense technology and products are developed. As a national security services provider, AIGS is adept at duplicating security service levels across multiple sites and broad geographies, subject to complex regulations, exacting specifications and varying government clearance requirements. We meet all Federal requirements for clearances through the TS/SCI classification levels and for DHS Safety Certification when required. We also meet the TSA/Coast Guard requirements at designated port facilities.
Over three decades, we have developed time-tested, proven procedures to ensure timely processing of clearances, TWIC®s and other credentials our employees need for compliance with government regulations. With our experienced Facility Security Officer (FSO) facilitating the process, we have a near-perfect approval rate of our applicants submitted for a security clearance. Our FSO maintains several systems to track where each clearance applicant stands in the process and maintains constant contact with our DSS representative to expedite the process.
Andrews International Government Services (AIGS) is a U.S.-owned national security services company with three decades of experience providing commercial and government clients with Department of Defense (DoD) cleared security staffing. AIGS understands the unique security challenges that go hand in hand with high visibility, heightened security posture and the requirement for cleared resources.
Our security solutions optimize cooperation, coordination, communication and consistency to provide elevated levels of protection beyond the scope and experience of most security service companies.
Our forces provide armed and unarmed uniformed security services and maintain clearances up to the TS/SCI level. We recruit for particular clearances, skills and qualifications per project specifications. We subject pre-qualified candidates to a meticulous selection process that includes extensive background investigations, reference checks, skills assessments, and credit checks.
AIGS security officer training begins with an intensive pre-assignment training program, including certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). Our in-house training instructors hold certifications from the Department of Criminal Justice Services, State Police, National Rifle Association, Smith & Wesson Academy, National Fire Academy, and Federal Emergency Management. Beyond expert-designed pre-assignment and site-specific training, we can enrich the curriculum with custom-developed training content or with a la carte selections from the AIGS library of security officer training resources.
We provide multiple layers of management support, from supervisory personnel who provide hands-on security officer training and oversight to project managers and executive leaders who strive to continuously align security service levels with client expectations.
Complementing our contract security services capabilities, our affiliated Consulting and Investigations and International Services division offers a full suite of consulting and investigations and specialized services worldwide. AIGS is a one-stop resource for comprehensive security service and risk management solutions.