Security Assessments for Military & VA Hospitals

Security Assessments International, Inc. (SAI) is able to conduct comprehensive security assessments for Military and VA Hospitals and other government facilities as a prerequisite component in the development of a total security solution.   GSA Schedule 84 provides for assessment services, threat assessments and vulnerability analysis under SIN 246-50 (ancillary services) which are described as, " ... those services necessary for the design, installation and maintenance of a turn-key security solution."

A chronology of directives mandating vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure was compiled by The Task Group for the Physical Security Assessment for the Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities.  SAI assessment teams adhere to the guidelines established under these directives.


VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DIRECTIVES
    􀂊 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13010: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION (1996)

    􀂊 PRESIDENTIAL DECISION DIRECTIVE 63: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION (1998)

    􀂊 PRESIDENTIAL DECISION DIRECTIVE 67: ENSURING CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS (1998)

    􀂊 NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 1 (2001)

    􀂊 PUBLIC LAW 107-188: PUBLIC HEALTH SECURITY AND BIOTERRORISM REPAREDNESS &
    RESPONSE ACT OF 2002




Total Security Solution Scenario under - GSA Schedule 84

  1. A VA or military hospital or other government entity requests a proposal for a turn-key Security Solution from a security integration company.
  2. SAI is engaged by the security integrator through a Letter of Supply making SAI's assessment services available to the integrator under their GSA Schedule 84.
  3. SAI’s assessment team works with the integrator and government facility's security coordinator to precisely define the assessment scope-of-work.
  4. SAI generates a fixed cost proposal for the assessment component per the defined scope-of-work.
  5. The security integrator presents the client facility's government contracting officer with a multi-task contract proposal for a total security solution.  The assessment component is billed as a separate task of this multi-task contract.
  6. Pursuant to acceptance of the contract, SAI conducts an on-site assessment per the defined scope-of-work
  7. SAI consultants work with the integration company's design team utilizing the assessment findings and recommendations in the design, implementation and maintenance of a turn-key security solution for the client facility.
  8. The security integration company implements the contracted total security solution.  SAI consultants are available to assist the security integrator through all phases of the project including Project Management, Annual or Bi-Annual Performance Reviews, and follow-on Preventive Maintenance Programs.
SAI has strategic relationships with multiple security integrators who design, install and maintain custom solutions to overcome the complex security challenges facing Federal facilities.  These relationships afford government clients an opportunity to purchase from a single source both the security systems and equipment required plus the ancillary consulting services needed to develop and implement a turn-key security solution.


All hospitals are faced with a dual challenge from terrorism.  They must prepare to respond to a terrorist attack in their community or region, and also prepare in the event that they are a direct target of terrorism.

"The application of the Security Design Criteria is based on a project-specific risk assessment that looks at threat, vulnerability, and consequences, three important components of risk . . . The facility's specific security requirements should be based on a risk assessment – done at the earliest stages of the project . . . .”
SAI - 2006

“Total Security Solutions begin with an assessment of risk and the enterprise’s vulnerabilities to that risk.  An onsite assessment of existing physical security is conducted.  IT security is included in the assessment with client approval when warranted.  SAI then analyzes the assessment findings and evaluates the measures in place for risk mitigation.  Recommendations are made to bolster existing security measures or implement new systems, policies, procedures, and protocols where required. 

When a project involves new building construction, renovation, or expansion it is essential that a design team of the owner, users, architect, and an experienced qualified security professional collaborate on the property and facility design and function.  SAI’s security professionals apply CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles, years of security design experience, community standards, and industry best practices to ensure that the final property and facility design meets both the users functional and risk mitigation needs.  Total Security Solutions from SAI include design collaboration, written specifications, review of competitive bid packages, project management, systems testing and certification, and systems training and end user education.”

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Phillip Launt
Security Assessments International
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