Alexandria, VA (Vocus) May 28, 2009
Jane’s Strategic Advisory Services, a component of leading global information provider IHS Jane’s and defense environmental consultancy Marstel-Day, LLC, today announced the launch of their strategic alliance to monitor and provide timely assessments on global environmental conditions that affect international security and stability.
The two firms have teamed to bring together IHS Jane’s open source intelligence capability, with access to its extensive global expert network of national security experts located across the globe, with Marstel-Day’s technical and environmental expertise on issues that affect strategic planning and military operations. This unique combination of global presence, open source intelligence on security issues and environmental expertise will deliver relevant monitoring of global environmental conditions that could exacerbate or trigger economic, social and security-related instabilities that can affect military operations, threaten the internal stability of states or cascade across borders with wider regional and strategic implications.
Bill Edgar, senior director, Jane’s Strategic Advisory Services, said: “While there is good general awareness of the conditions that cause these breakdowns, especially after the fact, the real challenge is to prospectively identify specific preconditions that could adversely affect regional or global security and identify solutions before they become full-blown meltdowns. “
Rebecca Rubin, president of Marstel-Day, explained, “Our goal is to go beyond monitoring by providing important information and actionable environmental security analysis on as close to a real-time basis as possible. We also seek to provide relevant technical assessments that can support the conduct of military operations as well as preparation for international dialogue and exchange that could help avoid prolonged strife. This is a logical extension of our current work supporting OSD and the Services to identify the operational impacts to U.S. installations that might flow from environmental breakdowns.”
Edgar concluded, “The complementary strengths the two companies bring to this endeavor, coupled with our shared vision to provide outside, relevant and real-time assessments will ensure strategic and operational decision makers are able to assess the effects climate change and environmental factors may cause.”
The range of services and products provided by the two companies will draw on the core strengths and capabilities of each company.
IHS Jane’s is an IHS (NYSE: IHS) company.
To interview Bill Edgar, senior director, Jane’s Strategic Advisory Services, please contact Mandy Castle, PR Manager IHS Jane’s, (contact details at top of page). Contact information for Ms. Rubin, President and Managing Partner of Marstel-Day, LLC is at the top of the page.
About IHS Jane’s (http://www.janes.com)
IHS Jane's is the leading open source information provider and conference organiser on defence, international risk and national security to governments, militaries, industries and academia around the globe. 2009 is the 100th anniversary of Jane’s All The Worlds Aircraft. IHS Jane’s, an IHS (NYSE: IHS) company, is headquartered in London, and also has offices in Alexandria, Virginia; Singapore; Tokyo; Dubai; and Sydney, Australia.
Jane’s Strategic Advisory Services (JSAS) builds on IHS Jane’s world-leading intelligence and information services, combining specialized expertise with extensive research and proven methodologies. JSAS produces pragmatic, fact-based findings and recommendations to support clients’ strategic objectives. IHS Jane’s is an IHS company (NYSE: IHS).
About Marstel-Day, LLC (http://www.marstel-day.com)
Marstel-Day provides environmental, strategic planning and operational analytical support to the Department of Defense, the uniformed services and to US Government civilian agencies, state and local governments and private clients. The company is a certified woman-owned, HUBZone small business enterprise.
About IHS (http://www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted data and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information that encompass the most important concerns facing global business today: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security and Environment. By focusing on customers first, IHS enables innovative and successful decision-making for customers ranging from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009 and employs approximately 3,800 people in 20 countries.
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