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DHS Awards Largest Women-Owned Small Business Set-Aside for I-STEP to Eagle Hill Consulting

A structured five-year contract with a $30 million ceiling to provide support services for the Intermodal Security Training & Exercise Program (I-STEP) was awarded to Eagle Hill Consulting by the Department of Homeland Security. It’s the largest woman-owned small business set-aside contract ever awarded by DHS.

Eagle Hill Consulting was selected to provide program management, training, exercise and risk-based security planning solutions for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Eagle Hill’s work with TSA will help strengthen securityand reduce risk to the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

I-STEP serves the port and intermodal, aviation, mass transit, freight rail, highway and motor carrier and pipeline industries. It is the only federal exercise program focused on the security nexus of the intermodal transportation environment, and it reduces risk to individual systems along with the nation’s entire transportation network.

"Eagle Hill Consulting is well-positioned to tap its depth of experience and talented team to support the vital security mission of TSA and I-STEP," said Melissa Jezior, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Hill Consulting. "Transportation risks are continuously shifting, and we will work hand-in-hand with the TSA to deliver strategic management, planning and training services to help protect the nation’s vast and vital transportation infrastructure.”

Ultimately, Eagle Hill’s support to TSA and I-STEP will:

  • Strengthen TSA Stakeholder Engagement and Analysis organizational competencies;
  • Continuously improve the risk posture of transportation systems serving the nation; and
  • Enhance security capabilities, buildpartnerships and gain insights in transportation security.

“The contract award signifies Eagle Hill’s continued prominence in the border security and transportation sectors,” the company said in announcing the contract. “Eagle Hill delivers services under contracts with TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US Coast Guard.

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