Homeland Security in Montgomery County
Authors & Project Staff
    Dr. Craig D. Uchida
    Shellie E. Solomon
    Gordon A. Aoyagi
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Emergency Management Planning and Support.

JSS and 11 partners (JSS Team) provide responsive, flexible, collaborative services to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Specifically, the JSS Team provides:

• Expertise in every aspect of first responder capabilities and their incident command response, including emergency medical services, public health and hospitals;
• Nationally respected and recognized authorities in federal, state, regional and local strategic, policy and operational requirements for emergency management planning, response, mitigation recovery and resilience and all the emergency support functions;
• Broad knowledge, expertise and capabilities in public outreach and education with sensitivity to diverse communities and ability to translate materials into multiple languages;
• Expertise in crisis communications, cyber terrorism and security, terrorist threat assessment and critical infrastructure protection;
• Expertise in building consensus, facilitating meetings and exercises, executive level policy dialogs and training in communications, policy implementation, standard operating procedures and performance;
• Expertise in federally funded grants and UASI project management and support;
• Extensive experience with development and implementation of the Emergency Management Standards including EMAP. NFPA and ASTM.
• Deep and experienced familiarity with the diversity of Montgomery County communities, including outreach and involvement of city/town governments, civic organizations and the private sector; and
• Commitment to maximum participation of small business, MBE, veteran and minority owned businesses.

JSS has assembled a unique team with breadth, depth, and extensive experience in emergency management planning and support. The Team that we have assembled includes nationally recognized authorities in emergency management planning, response, mitigation, and recovery and has extensive involvement and familiarity with Montgomery County, its various communities and businesses, as well as the National Capital Region and the State of Maryland:

• Abt Associates, located in Bethesda, Maryland, has 45 years experience supporting government with planners, scientists, analysts, IT and other specialists in a wide-range of business programs focusing on critical infrastructure sectors.
• Beverly R. Silverberg Communications, Inc. (BRSCI), a small, woman-owned management consulting firm based in Montgomery County, specializes in efficient and effective strategic communications helping organizations deal with crisis situations and public outreach.
• CNA is a not-for-profit research and analysis organization with 68 years of experience solving some of our nation’s most complex operational and homeland security problems at the local, state and federal levels.
• Digital Sandbox is a risk analysis and management software firm that creates risk analytics and risk-based solutions for federal, state, local, and private organizations to mitigate catastrophic and disruptive threats that can impact them.
• G-2 Solutions, led by Christopher Geldart, is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that specializes in providing full-spectrum homeland security and emergency management solutions for federal, state and local governments.
• MELE Associates, headquartered in Rockville, MD, is a veteran-owned, minority-owned business with an extensive record in project management, homeland security, health information systems, energy, radiological/nuclear threat reduction and critical infrastructure protection.
• Radius Technology Group, an 8(a) certified small business headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, is an Information Assurance and Management Consulting firm that specializes in cyber security, physical security, and program management support.
• Readiness Consulting Services (RCS), led by Robert Fletcher, is a small business providing executive consulting to federal, state and local government , universities and non- governmental organizations engaged in emergency management and homeland security.
• Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) BDR Division is a leader in emergency management and disaster readiness, dedicated to helping local, state, and federal government agencies, hospitals, schools, universities, and the private sector plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters.
• Telecommunications Development Corporation (TDC), a small minority-owned business, specializes in homeland security and emergency management planning by offering project management, network and systems administration, site management, and training.
• TriMed, Inc. is a woman-owned small business in Montgomery County that was established in 1993 to provide medical planning and consulting services for all-hazards events in the National Capital Region.
This Team includes six small businesses; six are certified minority business enterprises; and four are local small businesses in Montgomery County. JSS leads this Team with its project management skills and provides depth with its knowledge of and expertise with first responders operations and trends.