Total Security Services International, Inc. (TSSI-INC) is Awarded National Transportation Center of Excellence Project

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TSSI-INC has been awarded a transportation security project from the DHS National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) at Tougaloo College. The project scope includes analyzing high impact security events, natural disasters and security events for the purpose of identifying opportunities to enhance incident command decisions during a crisis that involves the national transportation system.

That’s why partnering with Don L. Rondeau and his team at TSSI, Inc. just made good sense. They are equally committed to pioneering new concepts that make us all safer.

TSSI-INC has been awarded a transportation security project from the DHS National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) at Tougaloo College. The project scope includes analyzing high impact security events, natural disasters and security events for the purpose of identifying opportunities to enhance incident command decisions during a crisis that involves the national transportation system. TSSI, Inc. CEO Don L. Rondeau states, “We are very interested in identifying methodologies that support the ability of incident commanders to make more rapid, accurate decisions during a crisis.” Rondeau continues, “We are put in a position to do what we do best on this one; we understand the national transportation system, terrorism, natural disasters, and critical infrastructure protection. Getting to work with the NTSCOE team at Tougaloo is a bonus. They are rock solid.” Rondeau continues, “The partnership with NTSCOE at Tougaloo is a strong one. Together we are poised to do great things. We are honored to be a part of the Tougaloo College NTSCOE team.”

According to Tougaloo NTSCOE Executive Director, Dr. Eduardo Martinez, “We are building something special here at Tougaloo College. We are involved in a number of important homeland security related projects, and this project puts us in a position to contribute to the safety and security of the nation.” Dr. Martinez continues, “Tougaloo NTSCOE is definitely interested in undertaking those pioneering projects that evolve the homeland security process primarily through innovative technology to make people safer and more secure. That’s why partnering with Don L. Rondeau and his team at TSSI, Inc. just made good sense. They are equally committed to pioneering new concepts that make us all safer.”

The National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) was established by the Department of Homeland Security in August 2007 to aid in Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2001. NTSCOE is charged with developing new technologies, tools and advanced methods to defend, protect and increase the resilience of the nation’s multi-modal transportation infrastructure and education and training base lines for transportation security geared towards transit employees and professionals. NTSCOE has primary focus areas in research, education and training, and petrochemical transportation security. For more information, visit NTSCOE‘s web site: http://www.hsuniversityprograms.org/default/index.cfm/ntscoe/
About Tougaloo College
Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College is a private, historically black, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution, located on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi. Known nationally as “The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi,” the College is led by its first female and 13th president, Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan. Dr. Hogan is a 1973 graduate of the College and a native Mississippian. Under her visionary leadership, the College has increased its enrollment by 12% and boasts a student retention rate of 68%.

Tougaloo College ranks among the top 35 U.S. institutions whose graduates earn PhDs in science and engineering disciplines (number two among historically black colleges and universities) and among the top 15 historically black colleges and universities in the graduation of females with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences. The College has produced more graduates who have completed their PhD degrees through the UNCF-Mellon Doctoral Fellowship Program than any other institution in the nation.

Listed as one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review (2007-2010 editions), a top 10 ranking on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Black Colleges” (2010) and ranked among the top 20 liberal arts institutions in the nation by Washington Monthly (2010), 60% of its graduates enter professional and graduate schools immediately after graduation. Tougaloo College is the leading producer of African American health professionals, including over 40% of the physicians and dentists, practicing in the state of Mississippi. Among its graduates are more than one-third of the state's African American attorneys and educators including teachers, principals, school superintendents, college/university faculty and administrators. For more information about Tougaloo College, visit their website: http://www.tougaloo.edu
About TSSI-INC
Since 1992, TSSI, Inc. has been a highly regarded, credible source for federal agencies - such as FEMA, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Transportation - as well as for state and local governments - agencies whose mission is to protect our nation's most valuable assets - our citizens and critical infrastructure.

We help our customers plan for security operations and respond to emergencies by applying a multi-disciplinary, science-based approach to security - an approach that integrates the science and best practices of three disciplines: critical infrastructure protection, disaster preparedness, and emergency management. It is this unique blend that has propelled TSSI, Inc. to be a valued resource for the agencies and companies that protect our nation's most valuable assets - our people and critical infrastructure.

We also protect the profitability and critical assets of our private sector customers by offering customized, cost-effective security plans, intelligence, and training programs designed for their day-to-day operations - plans and programs that flex to allow a rapid response in emergencies, including a once in a lifetime catastrophe - a terrorist attack or a natural disaster such as a hurricane, wildfire, tornado or earthquake. TSSI-INC is led by noted Homeland Security Professional and successful entrepreneur Don L. Rondeau. TSSI-INC website http://www.tssi-inc.com

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