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ABSG Consulting and S&K Mission Support Win Federal Transit Administration Contract to Strengthen Public Transportation Safety

February 22, 2023

Snow Eagle Group FTA Contract

The multiple-award government contract will be facilitated through the new joint venture, Snow Eagle Group

(Houston)ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a leading global operational risk management company, and S&K Mission Support (SKMS), a preeminent tribal professional services firm, have announced their joint venture, Snow Eagle Group (SEG), has been awarded a contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to assist in administering the National Public Transportation Safety Program (Safety Program). SEG will provide technical and policy support services to facilitate data and risk-based Safety Management Systems (SMS) processes, supporting the FTA's mission to help transit agencies identify, analyze and prioritize safety concerns.

"Snow Eagle Group is excited about this win and the crucial opportunity to assist the Department of Transportation in improving the safety of public transportation systems," said Jake Stenzler, Vice President of Government for ABS Consulting. "By leveraging the advantages offered by both ABS Consulting and SKMS, we're confident in our ability to develop the unique solutions needed to successfully support the FTA's Safety Program."

"Our shared expertise of delivering exceptional support to the federal government remains invaluable," said John Denny, SKMS President. "From cybersecurity and data analytics to management consulting and information technology, our combined services seamlessly support the goal of minimizing risk and optimizing performance."

This contract marks the first federal award for SEG which remains part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Mentor-Protégé program. SEG has the advantages of an SBA Tribal 8(a) Certification, Small Disadvantaged and Minority Owned Business, along with the extensive experience of a large company.

ABS Consulting has been providing technical and management risk consulting services to numerous civilian and defense agencies, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Energy (DOE) and the United States Navy.

SKMS, the program protégé, is an SBA Section 8(a) tribally-owned small business providing services for the federal government and private sector in the aerospace and energy industries. It supports critical programs for agencies within the Department of Defense (DOD), DOE and DOT, offering business oversight, as well as technical, administrative, IT and engineering services.

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About S&K Mission Support

S&K Mission Support is a subsidiary of S&K Technologies, Inc. (S&K), a family of companies owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes with headquarters in St. Ignatius, Montana. For decades, the S&K companies have served a global customer base with sophisticated aerospace, logistics, information technology, engineering, construction, technical, and tower/antenna solutions. S&K’s success provides meaningful economic dividends to the 8,000-plus members of the tribal community, supporting programs involving cultural preservation, language revitalization, services for elders, and other social investments.

About ABS Consulting

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) is part of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, a global leader in safety and risk management for critical infrastructure worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS (, one of the world's leading marine and offshore classification societies. With over 50 years of risk management and safety experience, ABS Consulting provides engineering, data science, and management consulting services globally to help our clients manage their safety, security, and operational risks. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Consulting operates with more than 700 professionals across the globe serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors.

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