Building Systemic Resilience
Emerging threats such as cyber attacks and new weapons of mass destruction (WMD) continue to impact homeland security. As our clients navigate an increasingly complex threat environment, CONSTANT is poised to deliver innovative solutions and expert guidance to address the challenges being faced now and in the future. This includes key areas such as cybersecurity, countering WMD, information/intelligence operations, critical infrastructure protection, and counterterrorism.
Our dynamic team of associates has worked across the nation and throughout the world to develop a variety of proven tools and techniques that help clients prepare now to effectively manage the emergencies of tomorrow. We seek to assist organizations to strategically adapt to the continuously evolving threat environment, approach initiatives with an innovative mindset, and sustainably manage technological advancement.
Award-Winning Emerging Threats Projects
Sample projects within our Emerging Threats portfolio include CBRNE response capacity building, critical infrastructure protection across several sectors, and cybersecurity training and exercise.
CBRNE Industry Outreach
The Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC), a partnership between the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and five other agencies, provides models for disasters involving CBRNE agents. In support of the IMAAC, CONSTANT leads a multi-year national outreach campaign and training program to raise awareness of the IMAAC. We provide training on IMAAC capabilities and modeling products and facilitate partnerships between IMAAC and fire/emergency medical services, law enforcement, emergency management, public/environmental health, and critical infrastructure stakeholders.
Transportation Security Exercises
CONSTANT supports TSA’s Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP) as a subcontractor. I-STEP offers exercise, training, and security planning tools and services to agencies to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation sector. CONSTANT has performed multiple task orders that include exercise and workshop design, conduct, and evaluation for agencies in Los Angeles, Buffalo, Anchorage, and more. This includes an exercise for Phoenix’s Valley Metro Regional Public Transit that was conducted in preparation for Super Bowl LVII.
CMS Cybersecurity TTX
CONSTANT was engaged to support a project with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aimed at ensuring that policies and processes for system failure or interruption are effective. This effort included the testing of current cyber incident plans and procedures through a tabletop exercise. This exercise involved the failure of primary operating systems, the transition to alternative operating environments, and the reconstitution of all operations to their standard form. The findings from this exercise were used to update a Disaster Recovery Plan. Together, these efforts helped to strengthen resilience against cyber attacks and system disruptions.