DHS awards trucking security grant to TSSI

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that Total Security Services International Inc. has been selected for a grant for the Transportation Security Administration’s 2009 Trucking Security Program Planning Funding Priority. The program, part of TSA’s ongoing efforts to secure the nation’s surface transportation sector, will allow TSSI to build on the work the company has been doing pursuant to the 2008 Trucking Security Program by playing an active role in America’s disaster and emergency response planning activities.

“We’re extremely pleased that DHS officials have once again recognized the key role TSSI can play in helping to keep our country safe,” says Don L. Rondeau, president chief executive officer of TSSI, based in Silver Spring, Md. “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.”

TSSI, as the prime contractor in partnership with Hampton University and Allbaugh International, will work with officials at TSA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop plans that improve the effectiveness of transportation and distribution of supplies and commodities during catastrophic events. 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 6 FEMA Tier 1 Regions.