The Costas Group, Inc. provided program management services to the Washington, D.C. National Capital Region (NCR) Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). In this role, we worked directly with the NCR UASI Senior Policy Group (SPG) (which included the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety in Washington, DC, the Governor’s Homeland Security Directors of Virginia and Maryland, the Emergency Management Directors from these entities, the US Department of Homeland Security official for the NCR, and the NCR UASI State Administrative Agency (SAA).
During our six month engagement, we evaluated the project progress of nearly 60 projects and recommended corrections and/or improvements regarding their execution and funding. Additionally, we developed a data base to better manage the projects. We also provided support to the SPG including proposals for organizational improvement as well as operational support to include facilitation of weekly meetings, briefings and other tasks in direct support of the SPG and the federal mandates governing their activities.