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“Recently we concluded one of the most difficult trials in our recent history. As you know, this trial was complicated by the implementation of extraordinary security measures that had an impact on the City of Alexandria and the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse. It required street closures, designating and posting of restricted parking areas around the Courthouse, re-routing buses, and the use of resources from the General Services Administration (GSA) and Preventive Maintenance Services Company (PMSC) for various aspects of security for the trial. The trial proceeded smoothly and no breaches of security occurred that could have affected the outcome of the trial.

I want to take this opportunity to commend the employees of the GSA and PMSC for their efforts in assisting the United States Marshals Service with many aspects involved in this trial. PMSC personnel provided needed services upon request and did so in a timely fashion. Much of the credit for the success of this mission is due to the cooperation and dedication of those employees. Their actions contributed significantly to the success in managing this most difficult trial.

I also want to thank GSA and PMSC for their cooperation and willingness to support the United States Marshals Service. Specifically, I want to recognize your extraordinary efforts, as well as those of Jim Smith and Michael Jones and the PMSC staff, who have continually provided support to our agency. They have done such an outstanding job under the most difficult of circumstances and for that we are grateful.

On behalf of the United States Marshals Service for the Eastern District of Virginia, I wish to extend our sincere appreciation and message of gratitude to the employees of GSA and PMSC for their cooperation, support and dedication, especially during the Moussaoui trial. The leadership skills and abilities they brought to this sensitive assignment made a considerable contribution to the overall success of this mission.”

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