Obsidian Analysis, Inc. Selected to Provide Technical and Management Support to the Urban Operational Experimentation (OpEx) Program

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Obsidian Analysis, Inc., a DC-based professional services firm, has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to provide technical and management support to the Urban Operational Experimentation Program

Obsidian Analysis, Inc.

Obsidian Analysis, Inc.

We are extremely excited to apply both our expertise in experimentation design and our knowledge of the homeland security stakeholder community to this critical effort.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected Obsidian Analysis, Inc. to provide technical and management support to the Urban Operational Experimentation (OpEx) Program. Obsidian is a recognized leader in designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating training, exercises, and events that produce measurable outcomes for clients across the government and private sectors. Obsidian will assist S&T in designing and conducting operational experiments in urban environments—putting innovative technologies into the hands of responders in realistic and challenging scenarios.

Under this one-year contract, Obsidian will support S&T’s spiral development of the Urban OpEx Program, from pilot demonstrations to full program implementation. Through a series of experimentation activities, progressively increasing in scope and complexity, Obsidian will help identify and validate technologies that best meet the needs of the homeland security enterprise.    

“We are extremely excited to apply both our expertise in experimentation design and our knowledge of the homeland security stakeholder community to this critical effort,” said Kevin O’Prey, Ph.D., Obsidian’s President and Co-Founder. “The Science and Technology Directorate is exploring a wide range of exciting technologies that offer great opportunities to boost the capabilities and effectiveness of homeland security professionals across the Nation.”

Obsidian Principal, Bill Moore, will serve as the project manager. He will be assisted by Obsidian Senior Associate, Elizabeth Catarious.

For additional information on Obsidian’s exercise, technology assessment, and analysis capabilities, please visit http://www.obsidiandc.com/capabilities/

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