Security Consultant

For Cleared Defense Contractors

As a helm steers a ship through threatening storms, we safely navigate you and your company through security challenges, threats, and vulnerabilities. Our veteran-owned business has over 150 years of government, military, intelligence, and private sector security experience, providing comprehensive, responsive, and cost-effective defense and security consulting services to cleared private defense contractors. Our proven skills will guide your company to a secure future.

Navigate US Government security policies, assess threats, mitigate risks, and deliver mission success.
Empower employees of today to become the owners and security leaders of tomorrow in the protection of National Security Information.
Pursue excellence and cultivate leadership through strong work ethic and creative problem solving that results in client satisfaction and growth.
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HLMA Associates
200 Pendleton Ln
Strasburg, VA 22657

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Leadership Team

Andrew Hall, Owner, Founder, & CEO at HLM Associates.

Andrew B. Hall

Founder & Owner | Board of Managers Director
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Bradford Wible, Director of Operations at HLM Associates.

Bradford Wible

Owner | Director of Operations
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Kimberly Crew, Owner, Member of Board of Managers, & Director, Security Support Services at HLM Associates.

Kimberly A. Crew

Owner | Director, Security Support Services
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Donny Nelson, Owner & Director, Physical Security Services at HLM Associates.

Donny H. Nelson

Owner | Director, Physical Security Services
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Kristy Bock, Senior Security Manager at HLM Associates.

Kristy L. Bock

Owner | Senior Security Manager, Security Support Services
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Kim Wingate, Owner & Senior Security Manager at HLM Associates.

Kim Wingate

Owner | Senior Security Manager, Security Support Services
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Robyn Cimino-Hurt, Senior Security Manager, Physical Security Services at HLM Associates.

Robyn Cimino-Hurt

Owner | Senior Security Manager, Physical Security Services
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Jade Hendricks, Owner & Security Manager, Security Support Services at HLM Associates.

Jade D. Hendricks

Owner | Security Manager, Security Support Services
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Brooke Trichilo, Owner & Security Manager at HLM Associates.

Brooke M. Trichilo

Owner | Security Manager, Security Support Services
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Join Our Team

If you are a reliable team player committed to the development and implementation of superior security systems, apply to our open positions today. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to contact@hlma.net.
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Providing reliable and certified security personnel to cleared facilities.

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Taking external and internal threats seriously to build strong security.

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Building custom security solutions for cleared defense contractors.


Facility Security Program

What is a Facility Clearance?2024-02-27T11:50:30-05:00

An FCL is a determination made by the U.S. Government that a contractor is eligible for access to classified information. A contractor must have an FCL commensurate with the highest level of classified access (Secret or Top Secret) required for contract performance.

What is the Intelligence Community Directive (ICD)?2024-02-27T11:49:10-05:00

The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program budget and serving as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security.

Working together with the Principal Deputy DNI and with the assistance of Mission Managers and Deputy Directors, the Office of the DNI’s goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.

The U.S. Intelligence Community is a coalition of 18 agencies and organizations, including the ODNI. The IC agencies fall within the Executive Branch, and work both independently and collaboratively to gather and analyze the intelligence necessary to conduct foreign relations and national security activities.

The IC’s mission is to provide timely, insightful, objective, and relevant intelligence to inform decisions on national security issues and events. The DNI executes the IC’s mission through decision making bodies, IC strategies, IC budget and resource management, development of IC capabilities, information sharing and safeguarding, and partnering with domestic and international partners.

What is the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)?2024-02-27T11:48:21-05:00

The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) was established by Executive Order 12829 to ensure that the cleared U.S. defense industry safeguards the classified information in their possession while performing work on contracts, programs, bids, or research and development efforts. The NISP applies to all executive branch departments and agencies. The major signatories to the program are the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Does our facility need a Facility Security Officer (FSO)?2024-02-27T11:47:15-05:00

For defense contractors, a Facility Security Officer (FSO) is a crucial position for establishing and maintaining a facility clearance (FCL) and the associated programs/requirements.

Facilities or Entities that are going through the process of obtaining and facility clearance (FCL) through the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA) should have a FSO in place as part of the Key Management Personnel for the facility. The FSO is responsible for working with the government agency Industrial Security team and/or other contractor facilities FSO to ensure the FCL request documents are properly submitted for FCL sponsorship. The FSO is also responsible for working with the DCSA Facility Clearance Branch (FCB) to provide them with additional information needed to support the sponsorship of the FCL.

The FSO acts as the liaison between the defense contractor and the U.S. government security agency that the company is contracted with. The 32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) serves as an FSO’s “bible” on industrial security processes and guides them on how to carry out their responsibilities.

What is the accreditation process?2024-02-27T11:45:36-05:00

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