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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,

hard work, and learning from failure." ​

Colin Powell

Examples of Client Successes

Resolution of a dispute between the U.S. Army and the State of Ohio regarding remediation of munitions along the Lake Erie shoreline; these parties came to a position of respect, trust, and cooperation and together were able to develop and implement a plan to remediate the shoreline (U.S. Army and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency)

Resolution of a dispute between the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and five additional federal and state government agencies regarding acceptable risk levels on U.S. Army land being transferred; these parties were able to jointly develop and agree on risk levels, and the environmental cleanup project was accelerated from a projected 19 years to 11 years resulting in the U.S.'s first national tallgrass prairie (Midewin) east of the Mississippi.  (Joliet Army Ammunitions Plant)

Resolution of a three-year outstanding critical precedent-setting issue by a team comprised of three different government organizations (Shaw Air Force Base, U.S. Army Corps Omaha District, Shaw Environmental, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Compliance) 

Creation of a partnership involving 13 U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force Senior Environmental Coordinators as reflected the development of a joint Action Plan (U.S. Pentagon)

Improved performance, productivity, and relationships among a U.S. government headquarters office, field office, and national laboratory (all geographically separated and driven by different goals); together they produced a comprehensive cyber security plan in an era of increasing requirements and decreasing funding; they were awarded a National Cyber Security Award by the Secretary of Energy (U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, Battelle Energy Alliance)

Reduction of a major backlog of environmental reports submitted by one government agency to another for review and acceptance (U.S. Department of Energy, State of New Mexico, U.S. EPA, Los Alamos National Laboratory) 

Development of a team approach between the U.S. Department of Defense and federal and state environmental regulatory agencies; this team addressed challenging technical issues, reduced study and evaluation timeframes, managed to maintain consistency in spite of an ongoing change-out in team membership and were awarded both the "Top Environmental Remediation Team" and "Top Sustainability Team" for Virginia/Maryland in 2016 (U.S. Navy, U.S. EPA, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)

Efficiencies produced ($10 million savings) by a team comprised of two different government agencies through application of an innovative technology; nomination as the U.S. Department of Defense “Top Clean-Up Team” (U.S. Navy, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality)