The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Total Security Services International (TSSI) a grant to allow the company to continue work towards a solution to improve the effectiveness of transportation and distribution of supplies and commodities during catastrophic events.
The grant, awarded under theTransportation Security Administration (TSA) 2009 Trucking Security Program Planning Funding Priority program, continues the efforts of TSSI through a 2008 grant. The company is working with Hampton University and Allbaugh International as well as officials from TSA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the project.
“We’re extremely pleased that DHS officials have once again recognized the key role TSSI can play in helping to keep our country safe,” said Don L. Rondeau, TSSI president & CEO. “Our TSSI staff is looking forward to working with our DHS partners to develop new and innovative disaster preparedness and response plans that will ultimately save American lives.”
The TSSI team will perform a baseline assessment of a FEMA Tier 2 Region, develop a refined assessment methodology based on the initial baseline assessment, and apply the refined methodology to all six FEMA Tier 1 Regions.
TSSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macfadden, a company with a history of helping government agencies provide humanitarian relief overseas through disaster response and program management services.