Prior to the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security of the North American country hired private security for the event for $1.6 m.
Documents obtained by TMZ showed that the Homeland Security Department awarded a $1.6 million contract for protective services to a private security firm called Hana Industries Inc., effective now until the very end of the month.
It has been learned that in the capital and nearby areas, Hana’s protective security officers will stand guard.
Directly on the heels of the failed Capitol coup, the decision to employ private security came and the contract was awarded 2 days after the siege of last week.
Hana has been hiring to get more boots on the ground, particularly people with 2 to 5 years of military or law enforcement experience and previous certification from the Department of Homeland Security, who have protected Naval bases and shipyards around Hawaii prior to the new contract.
The need for private protection to assist Washington’s National Guard and police forces emerged after the FBI warned that domestic terrorists were preparing to take action in DC and all 50 states from January 16 through Inauguration Day.