Press Releases


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (June 30, 2016) - The U.S. Navy awarded Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra) a contract to provide Base Operations Support services at multiple locations throughout the Republic of Singapore. Services under this program include air operations, including airfield operations and transient aircraft maintenance; supply chain and logistics services; military family housing maintenance and operation; maintenance and operation of facilities located at Sembawang Harbor and Paya Lebar Air Base; welfare, morale, and recreation services on behalf of U.S. military personnel; roads and grounds maintenance; pest control services; and vehicle and equipment maintenance. The eight-year, $72M contract commences Fiscal Year 2016 and is set to expire in 2024.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (July 15, 2016) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), a leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, has recently acquired The Development Initiative (TDI), a company providing commercial and humanitarian landmine clearance, unexploded ordnance disposal, training and remote logistics solutions in inaccessible locations, primarily across Africa and the Middle East.

The Development Initiative (TDI), established in 2005, provides a range of professional services to multinational companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations. TDI has undertaken over 50 projects in Angola, DRC, Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Togo, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Côte d’Ivoire. Their specialties are in Landmine and Battle Area Clearance, Mine, Explosive, Narcotics Detection Dogs and Handlers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Risk Education and Remote Logistics Solutions. TDI has cleared over 26 000 km of routes and roads, removed over 46,000 items of unexploded ordnance and safely destroyed over 290 tons of unserviceable and obsolete munitions.

With the acquisition of TDI, Centerra will re-enter the space of humanitarian mine action services, while expanding globally and increasing its’ ability to offer a broader set of capabilities, including Counter IED training and remote logistics. “With Centerra’s former experience in these markets, we feel very confident that our broader team will be able to help support TDI’s management team as they look to grow the business and expand into emerging geographies. Our Business Development team is already playing an important role in this regard,” said Paul Donahue, President and CEO of Centerra.

Centerra previously provided these services via two separate acquisitions in 2008. The company will become a subsidiary under Centerra Group and will continue to operate semi-autonomously from its’ headquarters in Zimbabwe. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (June 13, 2016) – In response to the misinformation that Centerra Group, LLC, formally G4S Government Solutions, Inc. (G4S GS), is the employer of the Orlando shooter:

“As we learn more about the tragic events this weekend, I first want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of this horrific incident. Accurate root cause analysis is a key element in preventing future events. To help with misinformation, it’s important our US Government customers understand we have been Centerra Group, LLC since 2014 – privately owned and operated. Prior, we were G4S Government and/or WSI, and retained 100% of all operational and organizational control by law. U.S. law mandates classified US Government contracts operate behind a legal firewall. Early information about the shooter’s potential employment at classified US Government sites or in his ability to be employed by one within our firm is inaccurate as most early reports are. We’ll continue to address misinformation, and as a security provider to the US Government for over 50 years, continue to look introspectively at what we can do better.”

--Paul Donahue, President & CEO, Centerra Group, LLC


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (May 27, 2016) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), a leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, has been selected as the Facilities Maintenance contractor at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a Federal agency under the Department of Energy. The five-year contract will run through 2021.

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides approximately one-third of the electric power used in the Pacific Northwest; BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one non-federal nuclear plant, several other small non-federal power plants, and wind energy generation facilities. BPA also operates and maintains approximately three fourths of the high-voltage transmission in its service territory. The Administration’s service territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

Since 1992, Centerra Integrated Services has provided BPA with a broad array of Consolidated Facilities Maintenance (CFM) services. The facilities include more than one million square feet of maintained space at the BPA headquarters in Portland, Oregon and two satellite facilities in Vancouver, Washington.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (May 27, 2016) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), a leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, has been selected as the Fleet Management Services contractor at The Township of Neptune, NJ. The three-year contract, valued at $3M, will run through 2019.

Formed in 1879, the Township of Neptune is located in the central easternmost part of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Centerra has provided the Township with a comprehensive fleet management and maintenance program since 2011. Services include crane, heavy equipment repair, law enforcement vehicle, and light equipment maintenance and repair. Specific responsibilities include accident repairs, emergency repairs, fleet maintenance information and cost analysis, inventory and parts control, preventive maintenance, roadside assistance, upholstery and glass repair and quality inspections. .


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (May 18, 2016) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), a leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, has been selected as the fire protection, emergency management and emergency medical services contractor at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). The five-year contract will run through 2021.

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) is a restricted-access 15,000 acre site, operated by the 45th Space Wing of the U.S. Air Force. The site contains three active, independent Space Launch Complexes in addition to numerous buildings, warehouses, hangers and an active aircraft runway. CCAFS was the launch site for all manned space launches prior to Apollo 8 as well as the launch site for many other NASA and DOD missions. CCAFS currently launches unmanned cargo and satellite missions.

Centerra will continue to operate three separate fire stations, providing comprehensive fire and emergency services for the entire CCAFS site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Centerra’s DOD certified firefighters will continue to respond to all emergencies that may arise such as aircraft incidents, structural fires, hazardous materials incidents, high angle/technical rescues, confined space rescues, vehicular accidents, waterborne spills and wildland fires, and continue support all launch events.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (April 15, 2016) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, has been selected as the fire protection and emergency services contractor at Cavalier Air Force Station as a subcontractor to CGH Global. The contract is in excess of $18M over five years, with a start date of May 1.

Cavalier Air Force Station, located 20 miles south of the Canadian and U.S. border, has led the way in the fields of missile warning and space surveillance for 35 years. The 10th Space Warning Squadron, part of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, houses about 36 active military personnel, plus families, at the Cavalier station. Its powerful Perimeter Acquisition Radar Characterization System, PARCS radar, is the most powerful of five missile warning and space surveillance radars operated by the 21st Space Wing. PARCS is unique in that it enables Cavalier to track both satellites orbiting the earth and incoming missiles.

Centerra is a premier provider of comprehensive and compliant Fire and Emergency Management Services (EMS) supporting operations of all response levels and complexity nationally and abroad. The company’s reputation is built on more than 50+ years of quality Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, Fire Protection Engineering, Emergency Response and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services to their customers. Centerra continues to lead the industry by providing cost-efficient services, innovation solutions, and the implementation of stringent quality and safety control programs.


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (March 15, 2016) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, joined leaders and experts in the aviation industry at the 15th annual Aviation Summit held on March 22, 2016. The event was co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and included keynote remarks and panel discussions that provided industry outlooks and assessments in innovation, technology and space travel.

“We are thrilled to again participate in the annual Aviation Summit,” said Paul Donahue, President & CEO of Centerra. “As a leading provider of aviation security, cargo screening and support services, this is an invaluable opportunity for us to discuss and learn about the current state of the industry as well as network with other key industry leaders.”

“The Aviation Summit continues to bring together hundreds of high-level industry leaders from around the world who are committed to discussing the industry’s critical issues and sharing industry advancements and innovations,” said Carol Hallett, of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The day-long summit took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington D.C. For more information on the summit, please visit

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (December 1, 2015) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company has been selected as the protective force contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). LANL, located 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico is the senior laboratory (established in 1943) supporting the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

LANL is home to more than 10,000 employees and tenants, 11 nuclear facilities and more than 1,200 buildings across 36 square miles of DOE-owned property. Centerra’s five-year contract requires the company to provide armed, trained and DOE-certified Security Police Officers (SPOs) and associated protective force personnel to safeguard the Laboratory and its assets 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The contract was awarded to Centerra by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS). LANS is a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc.; Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc.; the University of California; and URS Energy and Construction Company and is responsible for the operations and management of the Laboratory. “LANS LLC recently completed a competitive acquisition for protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory,” a Lab spokesperson said. “The acquisition was a Best Value procurement. The acquisition resulted in an award to Centerra Group.”

Centerra successfully completed transition and began full performance on 1 December. During transition, Centerra worked with both the outgoing contractor and with LANS to onboard existing protective force personnel and retained nearly ninety percent of the incumbent work force.

“As a 50 plus year continuous security provider to DOE/NNSA, we aim daily, on a post to post basis, to quickly adapt to our DOE customer’s evolving security environment. We will share with LANS all best practices and lessons learned from the accumulation of these five decades of adaptive change to ensure we support their critical priorities,” said Paul Donahue, President & CEO of Centerra.


Deborah Ricci as Chief Financial Officer

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (November 6, 2015) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Ricci as Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Ricci most recently served as CFO for leading counterterrorism firm A-T Solutions, Inc. based in Vienna, VA. For more than 20 years, she has worked in foreign and domestic operations for mid-market defense, technology, and manufacturing companies as a senior financial executive. Her experience includes the day-to-day management of finance, accounting, information technology and human resources.

“Ricci’s demonstrated track record as a successful CFO coupled with invaluable experience in the national security and defense/government contractor sector made her the ideal candidate to take on this important management role, and we are thrilled to have her on our team,” said Paul Donahue, President & CEO of Centerra.

As CFO for A-T Solutions, Ms. Ricci was responsible for all financial activities, government contract pricing and compliance, and information technology for the company. Prior to that, she was CFO of The Allied Defense Group, a publicly traded international defense contractor. In this position, she led all financial management activities including financing, SEC reporting, long-term business planning and treasury management. Ms. Ricci also successfully restructured the company’s long-term debt and managed an international banking consortium that launched a turnaround of the company’s operations. Furthermore, she implemented an effective system of internal controls to be in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Ms. Ricci was a fellow at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Strategic Planning. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

“I am honored to join the Centerra team and look forward to contributing to its ongoing growth and success as we continue to diversify and expand capabilities,” said Ricci.


Contracts provide minor construction and repair of facilities, new construction and infrastructure improvements, and storage and warehouse support services for Naval Base Guantanamo Bay

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (October 24, 2015) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded construction, design-build and logistics contracts for the Department of the Navy at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The contracts will provide minor construction and repair of facilities, new construction and infrastructure improvements, and storage and warehouse support services for Naval Base Guantanamo Bay.

A $30,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity job order contract for minor construction, alteration and repair of real property and utilities at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Initial task orders include refurbishment of hangar floor, rails and beams, and Beacon Tower in Building AV600 as well as HVAC improvements for the Veterinary Clinic. The contract is expected to run through September 2019.

An indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award, design-build construction contract for construction projects located primarily within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast area of responsibility (AOR). The maximum dollar value including the base period and four option years is $95,000,000. The work to be performed provides for, but is not limited to, general building-type projects (new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and repair work) including industrial, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities. Work will be performed within the NAVFAC Southeast AOR located primarily in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (95 percent), and other areas in the AOR (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed September 2020. Centerra is one of six recipients of this multiple-award contract.

Fulfilling the Department of Navy’s continuing requirement for Storage and Warehouse Support Services at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Responsibilities include receiving inbound cargo; issuing material from regular stock; monthly physical inventories; deliveries of material throughout the Base; warehousing and customer service support for the Naval Hospital; and transporting inbound cargo across the Base. Centerra will operate the $6 million contract through August 2019.


Contract provides security for the Reserve’s 700 million+ barrels of oil

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (August 20, 2015) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, is pleased to announce that it has re-won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve Operations (SPRO) Protective Force Services contract, which it previously operated from 1985 to 1995 and won again in 2010. The contract will run through 2020.

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a DOE Office of Fossil Fuel complex of four sites with deep underground storage caverns created in salt domes along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. The caverns have a capacity of 727 million barrels and store emergency supplies of crude oil owned by the US Government. Centerra will continue to provide security for the four remote sites – two in Texas and two in Louisiana – and the SPRO headquarters in New Orleans.

“We are thrilled to have re-won the opportunity to provide security support to the SPRO mission as part of the Fluor/Centerra team – the same team that not only impressed DOE’s Enterprise Assessment organization last year but also recorded one of the best organizational safety records in the department,” said Paul Donahue, President & CEO of Centerra.

Centerra Group, LLC Awarded Safety Act Designation From The U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Armed and Unarmed Guard Services, Specialized Security Forces, and Fire Protection and Emergency

Response Services clientele receive comprehensive liability protection

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (May 28, 2015) – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra), the world's leading global government and critical infrastructure services company, today announced that it has achieved the U.S. Department of Homeland SAFETY Act designation, which provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products or services by providing liability protections.

The following services fall under Centerra’s designation, and apply to nearly a dozen Federal Departments and Agencies:

  • Armed and Unarmed Guard Services – provides the personnel, training, equipment and supervision for a uniformed guard services to accomplish comprehensive physical security services.
  • Specialized Security Forces – provides a force of specially trained personnel comprised of special police officers and support staff. These teams are specially selected and trained in weaponry, equipment, and counter-terrorism tactics to respond to and neutralize an opposing force of dedicated adversaries.
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services – provides personnel trained to respond, manage, contain, control, and mitigate fire emergencies, including those occurring from Weapons of Mass Destruction incidents.

“We are honored to receive the SAFETY Act designation,” said Paul Donahue, President & CEO of Centerra. “Centerra strives to provide the world’s best bundled secure facility management services to all critical infrastructure projects, and this recognition further validates our dedication to ensuring the highest level of security while providing our clientele with an additional level of confidence and liability protection when faced with security and safety risks that are considered a strategic threat.”

Centerra Group, LLC Acquires Gregg Protection Services, Inc.

Strategic acquisition of asset and technology protection leader marks the first acquisition for Centerra Group.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, March 30, 2015 – Centerra Group, LLC (Centerra) has acquired Gregg Protection Services, Inc., a leader in the protection of nuclear and biological assets as well as other high threat, national security targets worldwide.

“This addition to the Centerra family brings a team of uniquely qualified professionals with unmatched technical skills and experience in the highly specialized arena of global non-proliferation and threat reduction support” said Paul Donahue, Centerra’s President and CEO.

Nat Fogg, Centerra’s Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development added, “With the acquisition of Gregg Protection Services, we are clearly communicating to the market that within the first quarter of being taken private, Centerra is prepared to move forward with an important part of its growth strategy, which is strategic acquisitions.”

Gregg Protection Services was founded in 1997 with core competencies in safeguards and security, training and performance solutions, staff augmentation and vulnerability assessments. Major customers include the United States Department of Energy and several National Laboratories across the country.

David C. Bradley, currently Centerra’s Vice President of Operations and former General Manager at the Nevada National Security Site, has been selected to lead this new division.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

G4s Government Solutions, Inc. Announces Sale to Private Equity Firm for $135 Million and Launches “Centerra Group, LLC”

Provider of Global Government & Critical Infrastructure Services

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (November 25, 2014) – G4S Government Solutions, Inc. (G4S GS), the world's leading U.S. government solutions group, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell G4S GS and other related assets and assumed liabilities to a U.S. private equity firm and has launched Centerra Group, LLC, a global government & critical infrastructure services company.

Once consummated, Centerra will become the largest American-owned provider of protective services to the Federal Government. Further, the sale immediately puts the 54-year-old company in position to broaden its service offerings and expand its customer base worldwide.

"The private equity firm plans on developing Centerra Group, LLC as the centerpiece for further federal and critical support investments,” said Paul Donahue, President and CEO of Centerra. “This transaction opens an exciting new chapter for us as a corporation and gives the company significant financial and operational flexibility to enter several new markets and invest deeper in existent ones.”

Centerra’s core competencies will evolve beyond security and fire support services as they continue to diversify and expand capabilities primarily through organic growth. However, the company plans to launch multiple strategic divisions in the next quarter to better align with its projected portfolio of business. Specific Centerra divisions will include the following: National Security Protection, Federal and Commercial Security, Fire and Emergency Services, Base Operations Support and Training, Facilities Maintenance, and Fleet Maintenance and Construction Services.

G4S GS currently supports more than 60 prominent customers to include the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State and more than a dozen additional Federal, State and Local agencies and commercial clients worldwide. Donahue says, “Centerra will continue to offer its customers the same level of superior service that G4S GS did with no disruption in service.”

“While we will have a new parent, the changes will be minimal. Our entire management team has been asked to stay on board. Our corporate culture remains intact. We want our customers to expect the same high level of service and understand that we will continue to perform with professionalism and integrity,” continues Donahue.

About Centerra Group, LLC

Centerra Group, LLC, formerly G4S Government Solutions, Inc. (G4S GS), is the world's leading international Government solutions group and specializes in business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. The company, formerly Wackenhut Services, Inc. (WSI) was founded in 1960, merged with G4S in 2005 and formed G4S GS in 2011. Centerra, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens with regional and subsidiary offices in Louisiana, Maryland, Texas and Virginia, is a multidisciplinary service provider with more than 8,800 employees worldwide. For further information, please call 800.325.5432 or visit