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SGI Global, LLC. and Applied Security Technologies, Inc. Announce Joint Venture

January 5th, 2017

SGI Global, LLC. and Applied Security Technologies, Inc. Announce Joint Venture

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On October 1, 2016 the Small Business Administration began accepting applications for its new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Just like the longstanding and popular 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program, SBA’s new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program creates a framework under which mentor firms provide a wide variety of potential benefits to their protégés, without having to also be qualified as an 8(a). Applied Security Technologies, Inc. (AST) and SGI Global, LLC. (SGI) are proud to announce their joint success as being one of the first applicants to be accepted to the SBA’s new All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.


With AST’s highly specialized technical security expertise and SGI Global’s extensive training and intelligence analysis expertise, the AST-SGI Joint Venture was created to offer a broad portfolio of technical, operational, and analytical security services to address global security challenges.

AST Founder Stephen Polnick is a former Department of State Security Engineering Officer with more than 27 years of experience in security engineering management, security program management, and security system design. AST has successfully installed hundreds of technical and physical security systems in US Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

SGI Managing Partner Robert Reed is a 28-year career Department of State Diplomatic Security veteran with extensive and diverse exposure to international security environments, having served 24 of the 28 years in international stations, including postings in Mali, Haiti, Jamaica, Germany, Russia, Pakistan and Iraq. SGI is a global capacity building organization focused on enhancing the rule of law worldwide. SGI has trained over 4,000 foreign and U.S. law enforcement investigators and intelligence personnel on five Continents.

The AST-SGI Joint Venture offers clients a unique, integrated approach to address the technical, political, and operational aspects of global security challenges.