Technical Reachback Support

Technical Reachback Support


ARA’s Technical Reachback team provides round-the-clock decision support capabilities for the full spectrum of CBRNE threats. Our goal is to thoroughly respond to all customer questions, use modeling and analysis capabilities to predict outcomes and quantify uncertainty, and plan for worst-case scenarios for decision-makers.


ARA provides over 40 advanced degreed subject matter experts with interdisciplinary CBRNE backgrounds to answer technical questions related to planning events, exercises, targeting, and real-world operations. The team uses numerous decision support software tools to answer questions in real time and provide tailored support spanning the CWMD/CBRN enterprise. Reachback routinely interacts with software tool developers and integrators to ensure updated versions of the tools meet customer needs.

ARA’s Reachback personnel travel to various locations to assist customers in exercises and special events. We provide guidance for civil support teams, the Combatant Commands, the Joint Staff, and numerous federal, state, and local agencies both domestically and internationally.

Beyond CBRNE, we also provide assistance with infectious disease and natural hazard modeling. Our team isheavily involved in providing modeling and decision support for epidemiological events. We also use FEMA’s HazUS software to provide hurricane planning and mitigation support to the Department of Health and Human Services, USNORTHCOM, and a variety of other requestors.


ARA’s Technical Reachback team is at the forefront of helping our government plan for the effects of WMD employment, mitigate event impacts, and conduct recovery/clean-up operations when needed.

Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and Simulation

Tools for decision support and training for defense applications, the transportation community, medical and life sciences, and emergency... more

Response and Planning Tools

ARA’s expertise in physiological and computational modeling, research, development, and design ensure human aspects of systems respond effectively... more

Software Application

Software Application and Technology Development

Our engineers and developers have experience providing users with 3D graphics/visualization, database design & development, web-based... more