Resilience is the ability to prevent, prepare for, recover from, and adapt to adverse events, and the need for it has never been clearer. Consequences of disruptive events are now amplified by forces that cut across sectors and borders, including population growth, urban density, technological interdependence, aging infrastructure, and changing climate. They all potentially add to human suffering, economic dislocation, and unplanned, long-term costs.
Government, industry, and community leaders around the globe are grappling with a more daunting set of potentially disruptive challenges than ever before. To reach a higher level of resilience, these leaders must have the foresight to work together to define threats, assess risks, establish priorities, and prepare ahead in a continuous cycle of ongoing risk management.
ICF is built around the markets that drive resilience, so we can reach across our deep bench of specialists to bring together the knowledge and skills that match each project’s unique requirements. We tackle resilience challenges that range from new stressors at an electric distribution facility to strengthened cybersecurity at a hospital to rebuilding after disaster strikes. Getting a head start in the fight against threats of terrorism, severe weather, pandemic diseases, and large-scale technological failure requires integration of specific expertise and agile solutions. We offer a portfolio that balances the demands of diverse stakeholders and addresses the highly interrelated nature of resilience in today’s world.
ICF works with clients facing many stages of resilience planning. Examples include preparedness campaigns such as America’s PrepareAthon for FEMA to States at Risk, the first-ever national analysis of preparedness for weather-related threats facing all 50 states. We have also worked to monitor and protect the Department of Energy’s electrical grid. Through these programs and more, we’re helping determine where to apply scarce resources by offering a common lens for multiple interests. We emphasize preparedness and mitigation in a world where recovery and response are no longer remote possibilities, and the stakes are too high for theoretical solutions.
ICF helps U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies enhance border and transportation security programs for critical immigration and transportation infrastructure protection.
ICF provides expertise in planning, training, exercise development, continuity of operations, public communications, policy analysis, and program evaluation for all phases of emergency management.
ICF enables clients to manage risks to improve the security and resilience of energy and water supplies, transportation and cyber systems, and other critical infrastructure.
ICF helps clients at all levels of government and the private sector prepare for the public health, healthcare, and medical consequences of all hazards, disasters, and emergencies.
ICF enhances societal and community resilience by helping local responders and citizens design, implement, and improve coordinated initiatives for all hazards.
Samuel Visner brings experience in national security and cybersecurity on projects for the private and public sectors. He served as the former Chief of Signals Intelligence Programs at the National Security Agency, and is a professor at Georgetown University. Sam consults to the National Intelligence Council and is a member of the Intelligence Community Strategic Studies Group.
Jennie DeVeaux joined ICF in 1987 and has more than 30 years of experience supporting federal and state homeland security and environmental programs. She manages a portfolio of projects to improve our clients’ ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from disruptive events, all with an emphasis on building long-term security, safety, and resilience.
For more than 20 years, Anne Choate has been nationally recognized for her work on clean energy, mitigation of greenhouse gases, sustainability, and climate adaptation. Since 2006, Ms. Choate has been driving advances in the field of climate resilience, particularly for critical infrastructure.
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John heads ICF’s homeland security and national resilience practice focused on infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness, and risk mitigation. A Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, he holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering Management, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, and an M.A. in Security Studies.