DHS Looking To Spend $80 Million For Armed Guards


As the elected class ignores the will of the people and pushes the Nation toward default, the Department of Homeland Security continues to exhibit signs it is preparing for a chaotic event or is training to make war on the American people.

We have previously documented the department’s mass purchases of weapons, ammunition, armor and training targets depicting average citizens (including children and pregnant women). Other sites have documented the department’s training operations like Operation Shield, in which the DHS Federal Protective Service unit posted armed guards outside a Florida Social Security office and required passersby to produce identification. FPS also posted armed guards outside a St. Louis Internal Revenue Service building during a Tea Party protest regarding the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.

Now, DHS is advertising bids to contract with security firms to guard a variety of government buildings in upstate New York during public demonstrations and civil disturbances. The contract is expected to be for $75 million to $80 million.

The solicitation reads:

This acquisition is for approximately 380,000 hours of Basic Service, 20,000 hours of Temporary Additional Services and 3,500 hours of Emergency Security Services per year. Currently, there are an estimated 205 guards protecting approximately 95 posts at over 55 buildings. The estimated value of this Contract is between $75M and $80M.

The contracted guards, called protective service officers (PSOs), would be required to “be armed and some posts may require screening of visitors using X-rays/magnetometers.” The contractors would be deployed “to large and small-scale events such as natural disasters, civil disturbances, or other unanticipated events on an as-needed basis. The requirements under ‘ESS’ Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) may be ordered for anywhere in the geographic area covered under this Contract with little, if any advance notice.”

With the recent institution of exchange controls by major banks and the announcement of cuts to the food stamp program (and evidence of how food stamp recipients will respond, thanks to recent events), it’s obvious the elites realize that things could get dicey for them soon.

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  • Nana Monster

    More Hitlerlike tactics? Why doesn’t he spend the money on securing the borders so we don’t have so damn many illegals in our country?

    • Shorty Stuff

      Because each one of them is an additional vote for the liberals. They are buying their votes with welfare and food stamps that we, the taxpayers, have to foot the bill for.

      • Walt

        I guess that makes us economic slaves. Our only value to the ruling classes is to provide them with dollars to re-distribute to their supporters.

        • frankspeak

          I was an fps guard for 10 yrs……although I have to say things got a lot more “intense” when DHS took over!

  • pnwdave

    Why are we surprised? obama told us he was going to build a civilian force in the US that we compete with the military. And he was voted in anyway. Another indication that he needs to go!

    • CORMAC___NJ

      “And he was voted in anyway.”

      I think that’s the most important part of any comment here, and something that conservatives keep forgetting (or are in denial about).

      We can go on and on about what a tyrant and traitor Obama is, and that applies to the Democrats as well, but the American people have made it clear that they wanted such people in power.

      There will come a day, and if the last election wasn’t legitimate, it may have already have come, that Americans finally realize the mistake they made. But it will be too late. Nothing in life comes with infinite do-overs.

      At this point it is very likely that the horrible consequences of the majority’s awful decisions are inevitable. All we may be able to do now is prepare ourselves and our families for that consequence.

      And, ironically, it will be the people who opposed this satanic regime in the first place who fare the best when the ax falls. Neither the Latte-drinking establishment elites nor the drugged-up welfare classes are prepared to survive more than a few days of food shortages and mass-rioting.

      Stock up my friend, and pray.

  • June Maulfair

    So DHS is planning to replace the National Guard? Of course, the National Guard is under the control of state governors and not the executive branch of the federal government.

    • Han Solo

      Not anymore. The national guard is 100% federalized with the
      National Defense Act of 1916.

      • Charlie

        Is The Constitution secondary to The Holy Bible??? Are the Feds in compliance with The Constitution ??? Are most states in compliance with The Constitution ??? The Bible ??? Then ,,,??? why obey a bunch of “””Outlaws””” ??? …. King Jesus , The King of kings and Lord of lords……………. Meanwhile … Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing … Acts 2:38 is salvation …

        • Walt

          Please Charlie, go thump your Bible someplace else.
          You are so annoying! My comment is not anti-religion, it is anti-idiot.

          • Charlie

            Walt ,,, take a salt pill … You’ve lost it ,,, The Holy Bible is a “”Way”” of Life ,,, NOT!!! a religion… Yes , Truth does annoy heathens and nit -wits … Tell us something new under The Sun………………………….

  • Phil LaDelphia

    Time for a national militia as a countermeasure!

    • Charlie

      It’s already in place , waiting for those that are willing to follow King Jesus Christ … What is happening has already happened and it’s recorded in The Holy Bible ,,, The new , so called , weapon of mass destruction , are not new,,, The Science of The Almighty God has any weapon that Man has ever come up with ,,, matched or totally over powered , just by The Command of King Jesus Christ … King Jesus told the earthly rulers , as “They” were trying to take Him out ,,, ” I have 12 Legions of Angels at My Command ” … So? you don’t believe and have not obeyed His “Basic” Orders ? ,,, then ,,, you are in a heap of trouble … So? what IF? The Holy Bible is NOT correct as written ??? Then ,,, We all have a heap of trouble coming up ,,, BUT,,, what other better choices does any one have??? Ever checked out the power of One Angel as written of in The Holy Bible??? As for Me and those under My Authority , We will always at least try to stay under The King’s Will ,,, The King’s “”Will”” is spelled out in His Law Book called The Holy Bible … Meanwhile … Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing … Acts 2:38 is salvation …

      • Vigilant

        Give it a rest.

        • Charlie

          Bark at the moon while I’m resting…………..

  • FreedomFighter

    Obama’s brown shirt army is growing, fear it, stop it.
    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • dan

    Take pictures and archive…we have facial recognition and data bases , too….
    if you’re reading this, YOU are the resistance .

  • Han Solo

    Think about it.

    The national guard has taken that pesky oath to protect and defend, there will be no oath taken by these hired brown shirts.

    And there will not be any annoying “Oath Keepers” who are prepared to defy unconstitutional orders against the people, in the ranks of the private security like there is in the national guard.

    • Eric Hansen

      Good point


    it’s coming people,next you’ll have to have papers just to leave your block to go to the store and come back to your house!
    is this what we want?doesn’t matter,it’s pretty much here,people just have blinders on till it’s too late!

    • Vigilant

      And that store you go to will look like the shops of East Berlin before the fall of the wall.

      • Eric Hansen

        Most likely walmart will be the New Amerika” commissary”.Think about it?They(walmart) have successfully put a lot of private owned small businesses in the grave.

  • Vigilant

    Can there be even the scintilla of a doubt left that the federal government is arming and preparing its agencies for martial law? It was not that long ago that I would have pooh-poohed such a claim, but evidence mounts on virtually a daily basis.

    The guns of the “legal enforcement” agencies are no longer employed to the ends of national security in the sense that we all know it. This perversion and paranoia of government now levels its arms on you and me.

    The establishment of DHS, FEMA and any other of the host of alphabet agencies was accomplished under the most misleading of PR efforts on their behalf. Even at the ripe age of 67, I see signs on the horizon that the perfect storm will come to pass before I reach the grave. God help us all.

  • paendragon

    Now, while I absolutely believe Obama’s junta/ criminal cabal regime IS planning on bankrupting America and then shooting any citizens who object to his thefts, this bit in the article is a bit of hyperbole: “training targets depicting average citizens (including children and pregnant women)” because the reason those targets exist at all is to active-train LEOs in the field to NOT hit them.

    • vicki

      Actually no. The training targets were explicetly intended to teach LEO’s to shoot.


      • paendragon

        Then I stand corrected. My own experience with stuff like this was training with LEOs in gun range mazes where the idea was to NOT shoot at these (which pop up out of nowhere). On the other hand, the pictures of the civilians on the “targets” I saw also weren’t armed. Better pictures might show them all to be muslim “civilian” types, (or other mythological creatures, like faeries or unicorns) for added realism. But that article’s certainly disturbing.


        • vicki

          Prior to my learning about the “new” targets, my experience had been like yours. pictures of innocents that you were to NOT shoot. The existence of the new ones would cause significant problems for any LEO exposed to both types of targets.

          • paendragon

            This allows them to plant guns on dead pregnant women and claim “But I was trained to take down such threats!”

  • William James Ward

    I wonder if they are citizens, it may be that Obama did nothing
    with shovel ready jobs but rifle ready jobs may work. What if
    everyone putting in for the work are conservatives, just wondering.

  • native blood

    From what I understand from this article:
    The feds are hiring more security for the wealthiest people and their real estate.
    The feds are using taxpayer dollars to accomplish this.
    What level of security will the taxpayer middle class get?
    Who is it that the rich need security from?
    Well, using the above variables, the elites and the very rich benefit from the tax paying middle class to protect them from the democrat voting lower class.

    The DHS is advocating this? An Obama administration hiring gunmen to protect the upper crust from the low class unemployed welfare recipients?

    Does that make sense to you? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Crazy man!