AGENCIES: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IN COLLABORATION WITH DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY,  STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES AND TRANSPORTATION PRIVATE SECTOR

Our Nation’s well-being relies upon secure and resilient critical infrastructure—the assets, systems, and networks that underpin American society. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) -outlines how government and private sector participants in the critical infrastructure community work together to manage risks and achieve security and resilience outcomes.

Synthosys was the lead/primary contractor who led the development of the original National Infrastructure Protection Plan/Transportation Sector Specific Plan Research & Development (NIPP TSSP R&D) plan . Synthosys was the primary contractor who supported the development of the group mission, objectives, and original group charter.  Synthosys also supported the outreach activities that resulted in the recruitment and formation of the original core federal government and private sector working groups, provided assistance in the creation of agendas for the working group monthly sessions, and researched transportation security R&D share-able technologies across multiple federal agencies. The Synthosys team also facilitated the collaboration of participants to produce and write the first strategic plan originally published in 2009, and currently stands today.

Transportation Security integrates a range of R&D technologies designed to enhance the safety of our nation’s critical infrastructure. For the Transportation Security Administration under the Department of Homeland Security, Synthosys provided support for the coordination and development of R&D efforts under The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The plan provides a unifying framework that integrates a range of efforts designed to enhance the safety of our nation’s critical infrastructure intended to build to build a safer, more secure, and more resilient America by preventing, deterring, neutralizing, or mitigating the effects of a terrorist attack or natural disaster, and to strengthen national preparedness, response, and recovery in the event of an emergency.

To develop the plan, Synthosys facilitated the collaboration and  input from a wide range of critical infrastructure partners including multiple federal agencies, state and local government agencies, and private sector entities. The plan outlined methods for the teams to integrate and “share” concepts (and solutions) that supported resilience and infrastructure protection considering research and technology in process by the participating partners.

A portfolio of relevant transportation security research was also developed by Synthosys into a web portal based interactive system, for use in a internal transportation security planning portal to accompany the plan.

Transportation R&D