Chesapeake Strategies Group
Chesapeake Strategies Group (CSG) describes itself as "a multinational security and investigative firm comprised of professionals with extensive security experience." Its website lists affiliated offices in Paris, Beijng, Tokyo, Qatar, and Kuwait. 
The firm's website states mentions "Bechtel Infrastructure, Exxon Mobil, and high profile executives and entertainment personalities, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe and General Norman Schwartzkopf" among its clients. 
CSG "has been active in protecting research facilities from animal-rights activists," reported Mother Jones magazine.  A December 2004 news story stated that "Tim Ward of the Maryland-based Chesapeake Strategies Group Inc. ... has worked for eight years with animal research facilities." 
In 2002, CSG "won a $ 125,000 contract from the [U.S.] General Services Administration for recreational, hospitality, law enforcement, facilities, industrial and environmental services and products." 
CSG lists its areas of expertise as "international intelligence collection, threat assessment, special investigations, due diligence, technical and physical security, event planning and management, security training programs, and executive protection." 
- Jay Bly (formerly of Beckett Brown International) 
- Tim Ward (formerly of Beckett Brown International) 
Chesapeake Strategies Group, Inc.
2315-B Forest Drive Suite 17
Annapolis , Maryland 21401
Phone: (410) 643-9200
Fax: (410) 643-9280
- "Homepage," Chesapeake Strategies Group website, accessed April 2008.
- James Ridgeway, "Cops and Former Secret Service Agents Ran Black Ops on Green Groups", Mother Jones, April 11, 2008.
- Jordan Erin, "Security minimal at animal lab hit by activists," Des Moines Register (Iowa), December 1, 2004.
- " Federal Contract Awards Announced for Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C., March 29 - April 4," States News Service, April 9, 2002.
- James Ridgeway, "Cops and Former Secret Service Agents Ran Black Ops on Green Groups", Mother Jones, April 11, 2008. (Additional reporting by David Corn, Jennifer Wedekind, Daniel Schulman, and Nick Baumann).
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