WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 – Graduate School USA is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of two well-respected security training firms – Kenneth Sudol & Associates and JPW Security Solutions. With this addition the School can now offer an even broader security curriculum to address the critical training needs of federal, state and local government employees as well as to contractor companies in the private sector requiring security training. Specifically, courses in the areas of Information Security, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Counterintelligence, and Industrial Security, among others, will now be offered by renowned security instructors through Graduate School USA.
The firms’ principals, Kenneth E. Sudol, President, Kenneth Sudol & Associates, Inc. and John Waller, CEO/President, JPW Security Solutions, will be working on a smooth transition for customers and will be joining Graduate School USA as instructors, along with other instructors from the two companies.
“We’ve seen a significant increase in the demand for personnel, information and physical security training since the tragedies of 9/11 among federal agencies and their contractors,” said Dr. Jerry Ice, CEO and President, Graduate School USA. “We are pleased to make this important area of training and expertise available to a wider audience through our multiple locations and distance education capabilities.”
“We are very proud of our reputation as a provider of excellent security training to both government agencies and the private sector,” said Kenneth Sudol, President of Kenneth Sudol & Associates. “In Graduate School USA we have found a partner that will uphold our corporate mission and values, and provide excellent service to our customers.”
The transition will occur over the next several months. Kenneth Sudol & Associates and JPW Security Solutions training courses and instructors will remain unchanged and available, and they will continue to support their existing customers.
About Kenneth Sudol & Associates, Inc.
Kenneth Sudol & Associates provides proven and effective training programs designed to equip individuals and organizations in the United States and around the world in managing security and suitability programs, protecting privacy information, adjudicating completed personnel security or suitability investigations, proper application of due process, protecting classified information, responsibilities under the physical security program, knowing industrial security techniques, and conducting effective interviews.
About JPW Security Solutions
JPW Security Solutions provides advice & assistance, education & training, and on-site audits to U.S. government agencies and to companies who desire to do classified work for the U.S. government or to elevate their existing security programs to exemplary levels. Its security professionals are experienced experts in all areas of information security, physical security, classification management, OPSEC, personnel security, network security and other security disciplines.
About Graduate School USA
Dedicated to providing relevant learning opportunities in public service, Graduate School USA has served the DC metro community since 1921. An independent, nonprofit accredited educational institution, the School is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning. Services include individual assessments, career-related courses, certificate and degree programs, continuing education, and distance learning. Graduate School USA has expanded its mission to reflect a greater emphasis on preparing the residents of the District of Columbia for long-term careers. More information can be found at graduateschool.edu.