Risk Assessment and Management

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Security Support Services for the Social Security Administration

ARA assisted the Social Security Administration (SSA) with subject matter expertise in physical and electronic security and risk management. more

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

ARA evaluates the response of window systems in buildings for design basis blast loads and works with clients to develop blast mitigation solutions. more

E-SIM Computerized Even Simulation

Computerized Event Simulation Modeling for Egress/Ingress using E-Sim

E-Sim is an agent-based simulator which models pedestrian dynamics with basic cognition. The software provides event-optimization diagnostics &... more

Pathfinder

Pathfinder

Pathfinder - ARA’s next generation route detection system is here and available now. more

VAPO

Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Option (VAPO)

VAPO is used to assess the vulnerability of a site by predicting explosive environments, structural damage, and human injury due to a terrorist... more

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Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing

The Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing effort is an initiative to improve CWMD interdiction and elimination and situational awareness. more

Maritime Expeditionary and Transit Security Seal

Maritime Expeditionary & Transit Security – Technology Demonstration

ARA supports the PSEAG-sponsored Maritime Expeditionary and Transit Security – Concept Demonstration (METS-CD). more

Defense Security Enterprise Architecture

Defense Security Enterprise Architecture (DSEA)

The DSEA seeks to share security information across all security mission and functional areas to improve situational awareness and mitigate threats. more

Security Assessments

Security Assessments for NIH Facilities

The Facilities Services Project Management and Administration office of the University of Chicago engaged Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) to... more

  • Social Security Administration Image
  • Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings
  • E-SIM Computerized Even Simulation
  • Pathfinder
  • VAPO
  • CBRN Banner
  • Maritime Expeditionary and Transit Security Seal
  • Defense Security Enterprise Architecture
  • Security Assessments

ARA provides comprehensive risk assessment services and tools to maximize physical and electronic security, within the government and private industry.

In addition to assessment, ARA works with organizations to develop thorough disaster management plans that ensure preparedness, effective response, and long-term and short-term recovery phases. We provide plans for Emergency Operations Centers that address emergency communications and identify the resources needed for all potential threats, including natural, technological, and man-made hazards.

ARA professionals are experienced in providing the best value systems and solutions, from loss estimation assessments using state-of-the-art probabilistic analysis methods to security installation around facility perimeters.

Our risk assessment and management services include:

  • Threat and vulnerability assessment
  • Probabilistic risk assessment and design opt.
  • Electronic security
  • Physical security
  • Infrastructure and facility protection
  • Security engineering and applied science research
  • All hazard mitigation
  • Security products (VAPO, WINGARD, AT-Assessor, HurLoss®)
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Security Support Services for the Social Security Administration

ARA assisted the Social Security Administration (SSA) with subject matter expertise in physical and electronic security and risk management. more

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

ARA evaluates the response of window systems in buildings for design basis blast loads and works with clients to develop blast mitigation solutions. more

E-SIM Computerized Even Simulation

Computerized Event Simulation Modeling for Egress/Ingress using E-Sim

E-Sim is an agent-based simulator which models pedestrian dynamics with basic cognition. The software provides event-optimization diagnostics &... more

Pathfinder

Pathfinder

Pathfinder - ARA’s next generation route detection system is here and available now. more

VAPO

Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Option (VAPO)

VAPO is used to assess the vulnerability of a site by predicting explosive environments, structural damage, and human injury due to a terrorist... more

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Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing

The Defense Security CBRN Information Sharing effort is an initiative to improve CWMD interdiction and elimination and situational awareness. more

Maritime Expeditionary and Transit Security Seal

Maritime Expeditionary & Transit Security – Technology Demonstration

ARA supports the PSEAG-sponsored Maritime Expeditionary and Transit Security – Concept Demonstration (METS-CD). more

Defense Security Enterprise Architecture

Defense Security Enterprise Architecture (DSEA)

The DSEA seeks to share security information across all security mission and functional areas to improve situational awareness and mitigate threats. more

Security Assessments

Security Assessments for NIH Facilities

The Facilities Services Project Management and Administration office of the University of Chicago engaged Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) to... more

Defense Installation Access Control

Defense Installation Access Control (DIAC) Working Group Support

ARA supports the PSEAG-sponsored DIAC Working Group access control effort to improve physical security through enhanced access control more

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NAVFAC Engineering Support for Capital Improvements Projects at USNA

ARA provides civil engineering support for NAVFAC’s capital improvements in-house design team around the USNA and Naval Support Activity Annapolis. more

The NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters located in Colorado, US. Photo: courtesy of Tseno Maximov.

USNORTHCOM Project Support

ARA supports NORAD and USNORTHCOM J8 Science and Technology (S&T) with oversight of science, innovation and future capability initiatives in... more

Office of the Provost Marshal General Support

HQ Army – Office of the Provost Marshal General

ARA supports the Army’s Physical Security Branch of the Office of the Provost Marshal General. more

OSD Analytic Services Group (OASG) supports the warfighter. Photo Credits: US Department of Defense, US Department of the Navy

OSD Analytical Services Group

The OSD Analytical Services Group supports the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. more

Harbor Security Boats. Photo USNA Aerial Shot. Photo: Courtesy of Official U.S. Navy

Navy Analytical Support in DUSN(P) Security Directorate

The Analytical Support team provides daily analytical support on-site in the DUSN(P) Security Directorate assisting the Naval Security Enterprise... more

NIBS & FEMA

National Institute of Building Sciences & FEMA: HAZUS (Hazards-US)

ARA has worked with FEMA and the National Institute of Building Sciences since 1998 to develop the HAZUS hurricane wind loss estimation model. more

U.S. Library of Congress

Disaster Management Plan Review for the Library of Congress

ARA assisted the Library of Congress with a review of its Disaster Management Plan and a comparison of the plan with similar organizations. more

Blast & Security Services for the FAA

Blast & Security Consulting for the Federal Aviation Administration

ARA has a rich history in supporting the FAA, spanning back protective design support following the terrorist downing of Pan Am Flight 103. more

Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials

Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials

ARA is researching the impact of ballistic threats on common building materials to understand and potentially mitigate injuries from active shooters. more

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Disaster Management Planning for the Smithsonian Institution

ARA developed a disaster management program to support the Smithsonian Institution and its 400 facilities worldwide. more

Progressive Collapse Analysis

Progressive Collapse Analysis for the General Services Administration

The US General Services Administration (GSA) developed a comprehensive program toward protecting visitors and personnel working in GSA facilities. A... more

GSA Building Security Technology Website

GSA Technology Transfer Website

ARA created a technology transfer website to help manage the U.S. General Services Administration’s Building Security Technology Program. more

Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Analysis & Design

Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Design

ARA works closely with clients to develop resiliant, practical, and cost-effective designs to protect against terrorist attack and extreme events. more

TIC/TIM

TIC/TIM Assessments of U.S. Air Force Bases

ARA performed Toxic Industrial Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material assessments of 2 Air Force Bases in the Washington, DC area. more

Blast&SecurityConsulting for Airports and PortAuthority

Blast & Security Consulting for Airports & Port Authorities

ARA has provided blast and security consulting services for airports and port facilities since the mid-1990s. more

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

ARA developed a custom operable barrier design for the U.S. Tax Court Building through finite element analysis and comparison with test data. more

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Facility

Security Risk Assessments of USDA ARS Facilities

ARA performed security risk assessments of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) facilities in Mid-South Region. more

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Disaster Management Training for the Smithsonian Institution (SI)

ARA trained SI staff to develop disaster management plans for SI facilities using a customized disaster management tool (DM-Planner) developed by ARA. more

Electronic Security Design for the Washington Headquarters Service

Electronic Security Design for the Washington Headquarters Service

ARA assisted the U.S. DoD Washington Headquarters Service (WHS) to oversee the electronic security design during construction of the Mark Center. more

Security Engineering Risk Assessment of IBM India Facilities

Security Engineering Risk Assessment of IBM India Facilities

ARA performed a security engineering risk assessment of IBM facilities in Bangalore, India to evaluate and improve the campus security posture. more

Security Support Services for the Smithsonian Institution

Security Support Services for the Smithsonian Institution

ARA assisted the Smithsonian Institution Office of Protection Services with a wide variety of security services over the years. more

Security Risk Assessments of FAA Regional Offices

Security Risk Assessments of FAA Regional Offices

ARA performed risk assessments of FAA Regional Offices using the Interagency Security Committee Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities. more

Security Risk Assessment of NMAAHC Prior to Design and Construction

Security Risk Assessment of NMAAHC Prior to Design and Construction

ARA conducted a security risk assessment for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). more

FSR Manager OPM

Security Risk Management Training for Office of Personnel Management

ARA trained OPM staff to perform a security risk assessment using an OPM customized risk assessment methodology and assessment tool developed by ARA. more

Katrina Estimates

Hurricane Katrina Storm Surge and Wind Speed Estimates

ARA was asked by the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to generate estimates of wind speeds, storm surge heights, and wave heights. more

SERVANT

Sense and Report Vehicle Anti-Tamper (SERVANT) Systems

ARA was contracted to capture an overarching methodology and provide Cognitive Task Analysis training to ensure the monitoring and safety for VIP... more

Social Security Administration (SSA) Nation-wide Security Review

Social Security Administration (SSA) Nation-wide Security Review

ARA performed a nation-wide security review of SSA facilities and operations. more

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Air Force Global Strike Command’s (AFGSC) Support

ARA supports Air Force Global Strike Command’s (AFGSC) requirements development for next-generation weapon system restoration and modernization and... more

EMPlanner

EMPlanner

The objective of this project is to develop a customized software tool that organizes the City of Vicksburg's key stakeholder information,... more

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A.T.-Blast

A.T.-BLAST calculates blast loading parameters from an open-air hemispherical explosion based on distance from the device. The program allows the... more

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3D Blast

3D Blast provides quick calculation and visualization of the loads on different building shapes for an open-air explosion of a bare hemispherical... more

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3D BLAST Annual Support Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the 3DBLAST software and a renewal license purchase. If you do not have an existing... more

3DBLAST Annual License Renew

3D BLAST Annual License Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the 3DBLAST software. If you do not have an existing installation of 3DBLAST , you may purchase... more

Dynamic Component Modeling Software DCMS

Dynamic Component Modeling Software (DCMS)

Dynamic Component Modeling Software ( DCMS ) assists engineers in the analysis and design of building structures (walls, roofs, frames, window... more

DCMS Annual Support

DCMS Annual Support Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the DCMS software and a renewal license purchase. If you do not have an existing installation... more

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Wingard LE

WINdow Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WINGARD) provides a simple and accurate analytical model of window response to the effects of an... more

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WINGARD LE Annual Support Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the WINGARD LE software and a renewal license purchase. If you do not have an existing... more

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WINGARD LE Annual License Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the WINGARD LE software. If you do not have an existing installation of WINGARD LE , you may... more

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Wingard PE

WINdow Glazing Analysis Response and Design ( WINGARD ) provides an accurate analytical model of window response to the effects of an explosion.... more

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WINGARD PE Annual Support Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the WINGARD PE software and a renewal license purchase. If you do not have an existing... more

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WINGARD PE Annual License Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the WINGARD PE software. If you do not have an existing installation of WINGARD PE , you may... more

LS-DYNA Simulation

Tornado Missile Impact Analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Structures

High-fidelity computational models of high frequency missiles and critical structures were developed to assess power plant safety. more