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Mission Essential (formerly Mission Essential Personnel or MEP) is a government contractor primarily serving intelligence and military clients. Mission Essential got its start as the US governments leading provider of translators and interpreters. The company is based in Dulles Corner, Virginia, with a significant office in New Albany, Ohio. Mission Essentials goal is to deliver operational solutions for high-consequence missions to defense, diplomatic, intelligence community and law enforcement customers, as well as multinationals and friendly foreign governments. The company helps customers combat terrorism, transnational crime, natural disasters, and other hazards to global security. Its three tranches of service are: Intelligence & Insight (such as All-Source Analysis and ISR operations), Development & Capacity Building (such as counter-narcotics and cultural advisory), and Readiness & Resilience (including emergency management, training, and continuity of operations). Due to the confidential nature of its work, Mission Essential does not highlight all of its accomplishments or clients. In August 2010, the U.S. Army named Mission Essential as a winner of a five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Intelligence Support Services contract, with a ceiling of $492 million. In September 2010, Mission Essential won a spot on the multimillion-dollar Intelligence Support Services – Afghanistan (ISS-A) contract vehicle providing MULTI-INT operations in support of CENTCOM. The company won three task orders on ISS-A providing MULTI-INT operations support in March 2012 and another in September 2013. Mission Essential has also won work with the Defense Intelligence Agency on the Solutions for Intelligence Analysis (SIA) II vehicle. Intelligence analyst Marisa Freese, who joined the company after her time serving in the military, said, “Mission Essential gives me an opportunity to continue working in the Intelligence Community. The work is really important. Everything we do is to protect our nation’s security.”


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