Day One: State Department Diplomatic Security Task Order in Doha, Qatar

On October, 1, 2023, SOC initiated its services on the Department of State Diplomatic Security Task Order for Camp As Sayliyah (CAS) Protective Security Services in Doha, Qatar. The Doha, Qatar Task Order includes a base period of one year and four, one-year option periods.

SOC, under the leadership of Program Manager Ramzi Robana, Deputy Program Manager Kevin O'Neil, and the seasoned transition team, is set to deliver an array of critical services under the Doha, Qatar Task Order. These services encompass protective services, specialized security services, and logistical support services.

 SOC's multifaceted approach exemplifies their unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the diplomatic community in Qatar.

Mike Jenkins, SOC Senior Vice President of Integrated Security, expressed profound honor and commitment, stating, "We consider it a privilege to provide unwavering support to the U.S. Diplomatic Protective Security Services in Doha, Qatar. The dedication and expertise displayed by our stellar seasoned transition team in preparing for mobilization and transition efforts are unparalleled. We are wholeheartedly committed to leading with the utmost safety and integrity, setting the gold standard in mission-critical protective security and logistical support. Our enduring allegiance to the U.S. Diplomatic Security Program remains steadfast, and this commitment continues to shine brightly in Qatar."

In the region, Day & Zimmermann’s Architecture & Engineering practice, Mason & Hanger, recently served as a trusted design team partner for the new 12.3 acre U.S. Embassy in Doha by providing fire protection and technical security engineering design services. The new U.S. Embassy in Doha is scheduled for completion in 2026. An estimated $110 million will be invested into Doha’s local economy and approximately 1,200 third-country nationals will be employed during the construction of the new U.S. Embassy.


The United States established diplomatic relations with Qatar in 1972 following its independence from the United Kingdom in 1971. Bilateral relations are strong, with the United States and Qatar coordinating closely on a wide range of regional and global issues. Qatar has played a constructive financial, political, and military role in addressing regional turmoil, and in partnership with the United States, has contributed to progress, stability, and prosperity in the region.

The United States and Qatar also cooperate on security in the Persian Gulf region, notably via hosting the Al-Udeid Air Force Base and CENTCOM Forward Headquarters, and Qatar’s support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization and U.S. military operations in the region. Qatar is a major staging ground for air operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The United States welcomes thousands of Qataris students to study in the United States every year, and six major U.S. universities have branch campuses in Qatar. Exemplifying the strong bilateral relationship, the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture began in December 2020 and will proceed in Qatar throughout 2021 with the involvement of the Government of Qatar, the U.S. Embassy in Doha, and various cultural and academic stakeholders.

More information about Qatar is available on the Qatar Page and from other Department of State publications.


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