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Management Consulting

We are problem solvers, dedicated to creating beyond surface-level change for leaders, teams and their critical operations. We are strategic thinkers who strive to align actions with objectives and impact. We are partners who collaborate closely with our clients and their stakeholders to achieve shared goals.

Whether creating new business processes or navigating large, organizational changes, developing communications to raise awareness, or helping clients map out their short-, medium-, and long-term strategic objectives, we offer a broad range of management consulting services that are vital to getting key audiences on the same page and moving the needle of change.

Our seasoned management consultants begin each endeavor by listening, understanding the current landscape, defining the problem and charting the future state. Our strength lies in our proven ability to connect the dots and bridge the divide between current state dilemmas and future goals. We craft and implement smart, practical and data-driven solutions that help our clients solve challenges and create meaningful change.

Our Management Consulting capabilities include:
Business Process Design and Improvement
Business Process Design and Improvement

We develop and design end-to-end processes to create new and streamline existing business operations to drive continuous improvement.

Human Capital
Human Capital

We help organizations attract, retain, grow and develop their most vital assets: their people.

Organizational Transformation
Organizational Transformation

We help organizations anticipate, navigate and adapt to change and improve operations.

Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement

We help clients engage with and cultivate meaningful relationships with broad and diverse stakeholders to generate support and accomplish mission objectives.

Strategic Communications
Strategic Communications

We help clients tell compelling stories, communicate consistently, and produce tailored and engaging communications collaterals to increase awareness, educate and compel action.

Strategy and Governance
Strategy and Governance

We develop strategic planning materials and operating plans, facilitate strategy workshops, and partner to create effective governance structures that provide a north star to achieve your mission.

Project Spotlights

1

Building a New Security Program Office From the Ground Up

U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The Challenge

Amid the rapidly evolving risk landscape, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) is growing threat to our nation’s critical infrastructure networks. CISA needed support designing and executing a new program office to help the agency respond to and mitigate UAS threats.

The Partnership

Partner Forces partnered with CISA to stand up a new sUAS security program office. As expert operators and risk advisors, Partner Forces leveraged our skills and experience to design and implement new governance, operational, and communications processes to establish and help mature the office.

The Impact

As a result of Partner Forces leadership and collaborative effort, our team helped CISA:

Conduct Strategic Planning
  • Define a strategy and plan to help CISA’s sUAS office grow and scale, define their mission space, and operate more efficiently
Manage Programs & Protect our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
  • Stand up and operationalize a new program office to reduce drone threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure
Improve Communications & Enhance Partnerships
  • Improve how the office communicates, engages and shares information internally and with external stakeholders
  • Raise public awareness about sUAS threats and how to mitigate them
  • Open new communications channels with international counterparts and other security entities
2

Developing the First DHS Cyber Grant Requirement for State and Local Partners

The Challenge

States and territories have consistently rated cybersecurity as the least proficient core capability and the capability in greatest danger of decline in their State Preparedness Reports. The National Preparedness Report has highlighted cybersecurity as a national area for improvement for six consecutive years. Moreover, cybersecurity investment justifications have not adequately reflected the severity of the risk to critical information systems owned and operated by state and local governments. Finally, there is an increased need for cyber resilience—the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover, and evolve—in the face of persistent, stealthy, and sophisticated attacks and disruptions.

The Partnership

Partner Forces teamed up with FEMA and CISA to provide cyber expertise, state and local grant governance expertise, strategic planning, grant operations, and project management.

In FY17, our team worked closely with the teams at both FEMA and CISA to carve out a mandatory cyber spend requirement across DHS preparedness grants. This was the most significant change to the DHS preparedness grants since they were established in the post 9/11 environment.

The Impact

As a result of Partner Forces’ efforts, our team helped DHS:

Transform Current Grant Operations
  • Leverage expertise outside of the FEMA grant program to establish a one-DHS effort
  • Establish new processes and tools to support more complex coordination across and outside of DHS
  • Develop a robust strategic communication strategy leveraging NASCIO and other associations to spread the word
Provide Technical Assistance
  • Develop an agreement with CISA to support the FEMA preparedness grant officer requests to help adjudicate cyber grant inquiries
  • Hold weekly cyber focused information sessions with all eligible grantees
  • Train CISA and FEMA regional teams on the new requirement and allowable spends
Strengthen SLTT Cyber Capabilities
  • Distribute $37 million in cyber focused grant funds across 89 states and UASIs providing increased capabilities in the following areas: training/exercises, cyber plan development, encryption software, firewall enhancements, and identity management/access control
  • Require every grantee to complete a Nationwide Cybersecurity Review (NCSR)
  • Require emergency management teams to consult with their CIO/CISO to develop each cyber investment
  • Encourage the use of CISA’s free resources