Piloting Innovative Data Techniques for Agencies
In the wake of recent natural disasters, we are working closely with government agencies to develop rapid response machine learning tools that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of inspections and help communities reduce risk.
Enterprise Risk Management Solutions
Our government advisors help organizations evaluate their operational risks and improve internal controls through an enterprise-level, proactive approach to managing both external and internal threats.
Cybersecurity and Systems Support for Government
To support our clients' operational performance, our suite of data-driven solutions, including cybersecurity and advanced analytics services, are supporting government agencies in developing more risk-informed strategies that promote safer, more reliable systems and processes.
Trusted Risk Advisors With Data-Driven Solutions
Every day, our engineers, analysts, consultants and auditors provide technical and management support services to hundreds of companies and government agencies operating in the U.S. and around the world. Our Global Government team leverages ABS Group's safety and risk expertise to bring the right personnel with the right experience, knowledge and capabilities to meet the needs of diverse organizations.
Our Government team has worked with agencies and government clients for over 20 years providing holistic solutions and applying risk-informed strategies. With safety, risk and integrity management at the core of what we do, our trusted independent advisors based in the Washington, D.C., area and in our corporate headquarters in Houston deliver comprehensive risk management solutions to the commercial and government organizations that power, fuel and regulate our world.
Agency Vehicles and Contracts
Explore our portfolio of Government Contracts and learn more about our longterm partnerships and commitment to delivering tailored solutions that promote operational excellence, compliance and sustainability.
Rapid Response to Dynamic Operational Risks
ABS Group's expert analysis is derived from deep functional knowledge and domain expertise. We work closely with both industry and regulators to understand commercial and public needs in order to develop custom safety, risk and compliance management solutions. Our collaborative culture, view of changing market conditions and regulatory insights enable us to respond quickly to help clients solve their most pressing operational challenges.
Our Global Government team offers services spanning six major capability areas. Risk management is a core competency and foundational to all of our services. Our full set of integrated technical and management consulting services help our government customers manage their entire risk portfolio, confirm compliance with requirements, safely and securely perform activities and maximize organizational performance.
Full Suite of Integrated Advisory and Support Services
- Hazard Identification
- Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
- Qualitative Analysis
- Quantitative Analysis
- Consequence Modeling
- Process Hazard Analysis
- Acquisition Support
- Reliability Engineering
- Inspection, Testing and Evaluation
- Reliability-Centered Maintenance
- Machine Learning and Root Cause Analysis
- Enterprise Asset Management
- Security Vulnerability Assessments
- Requirements Compliance
- Decision Tool Development
- Special Event Planning
- Mitigation Plans
United States Coast Guard Risk Program
For over 20 years, we have been the U.S. Coast Guard's principal service provider for tasks related to risk analysis/management, risk-based decision making (RBDM), risk model development and consequence assessments. In the mid-1990s, we developed the USCG's RBDM Guidelines, which provided the foundation for the Maritime Security Risk Analysis Model (MSRAM) and the National Maritime Strategic Risk Assessment (NMSRA) methodologies. We have continually improved the NMSRA program through the execution of the 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012 NMSRAs. We have also been the sole service provider to the MSRAM program since its inception in 2005. Our team has provided over 138,000 hours of staff support to MSRAM in a wide range of disciplines including methodology development, software development, data analysis, training, briefing support, meeting facilitation, threat assessment, vulnerability modeling, game theory application and consequence assessment.
Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Support
ABS Group has been an industry leader in assessing and managing risk to critical infrastructure since the company's founding in 1971. With decades of experience working in the oil, gas and chemical, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, nuclear power, water/wastewater treatment and transportation industries, we have been the trusted provider of chemical industry subject matter expertise to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection and Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) since September 2008. The primary focus of this partnership has been to provide ISCD with technical support for implementing the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS), 6 CFR Part 27, which regulates chemical facilities that present a high level of security risk.
Energy Safety Regulations
ABS Group served as the Certified Verification Agent for the Block Island wind farm, the first commercial offshore wind farm in U.S. waters, in support of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the permitting agency responsible for overseeing that wind farm operations conform to state regulations. We also provided an offshore wind inspection safety assessment for the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSSE) to deliver insights into risks that need to be assessed in order to promote safer, more reliable wind inspection activities.
"ABS Group's independent evaluation of the design, construction and installation of the Block Island Wind Farm was integral to the process outlined in the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan, and brought integrity and additional transparency to the project." - Grover J. Fugate, CRMC Executive Director