ANSER is a public-service research institute, providing analytic and technical support to federal and state agencies in the areas of homeland security; aerospace systems development, acquisition, operations, requirements definition, technology evaluation, testing, and planning; modernization planning; information systems planning and acquisition; C3I program planning; and foreign technology analyses.
In 1958 the Air Force needed a technically qualified, objective organization close to the Pentagon, able to respond on a day-to-day basis to identified needs for unbiased studies and analyses focused on science and technology. Analytic Services Inc. was born -- with the assistance of the RAND Corporation. Although we've broadened our client base since then, we've never lost sight of our reason for being: meeting decision-makers' needs for timely, objective analysis.
ANSER serves its clients in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities. We have over 400 researchers and analysts -- working with our clients, at our headquarters in Arlington, VA, or at two other offices located in Colorado Springs, CO, and Hampton, VA. Services are delivered through its two operating units: ANSER and the Homeland Security Institute (HSI).
ANSER manages the Department of Homeland Security's HSI as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, providing the DHS Science & Technology Directorate with systems evaluations, technology assessments, operational assessments and resource and support analyses. ANSER conducted a Total Force Integration Study for United States Northern Command including an Action Plan for implementing the command's selected course(s) of action. ANSER provides analyses and technical support on homeland defense, civil support, and homeland security issues to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense (OASD(HD)).
ANSER provided NSA an analysis of cyber security requirements, capabilities and policies and assists the Joint Staff, J-5, CbtWMD Division's efforts concerning nuclear nonproliferation issues and related arms control negotiations, compliance and implementation activities.
Under the National Guard Bureau and Joint Force Headquarters' State exercise and training program, ANSER will be conducting a series of exercises over the next five years to test the newly created NGB Joint Operations Centers in responding to terrorist events. ANSER provides technical and analytical support to the Joint Staff Deputy Director for Antiterrorism/Force Protection and has conducted critical infrastructure protection assessments for military (air bases) and civilian (ports) facilities and provided Antiterrorism/Security Plans for these same installations. ANSER supported the development and execution of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) training course for the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Domestic Preparedness and has supported agrosecurity exercises conducted at the local, state and national levels.
The ANSER Board of Trustees as of May 2010 are:
* Ruth David, Ph.D; President & Chief Executive Officer
* Dr. Robert W. Lucky; Chairman of the Board of Trustees
* Mr. Thomas I. Apperson
* Mr. Ronald E. Cuneo
* Dr. Julian M. Earls
* Dr. Delores M. Etter
* Dr. Howard Frank
* Gen (ret.) John A. Gordon
* Ms. Joanne O. Isham
* Dr. Ronald L. Kerber
* K. Dunlop (Dun) Scott
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$100 million to $750 million
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- Management consulting and administration
- Air and satellite operations
- Border control
- Counter-IED explosives operations
- Disaster preparedness
- Ground force operations
- Weapons technology
- Naval operations
- Building and personal security
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