Key Capabilities and Relevant Work
Department of the Air Force
As the prime contractor to SAF/IEE, CTC provides technical expertise to develop
the strategies, analyses, outreach and communications, governance, and technical
research necessary to strengthen safety, environmental, infrastructure, facility
energy/water, climate, and resilience throughout the Department of the Air Force.
The goal is to help improve mission capabilities and strengthen enabling systems.
In particular, CTC’s work on mission thread analyses has helped bridge the gap between
operations and support functions to improve holistic mission assurance through the
Department of the Navy
- From 2017 to the present, CTC has conducted nine mission thread analyses, six of
which have leveraged the Crown Jewels Analysis (CJA) process.
- On behalf of the SAF/IEE Energy team, CTC conceptualized and documented guidance
on the Air Force’s mission thread analysis approach in “Enabling System Resilience
Framework: Building Greater Resilience into the U.S. Air Force.”
- CTC has participated in policy development and review for both critical energy and
water infrastructure as well as mission assurance, helping build key ties between
the two areas.
- In collaboration with the Office of Energy Assurance, CTC has led efforts to combine
the CJA analysis with the Air Force’s Installation Energy Plans.
- Currently, CTC is developing a methodology to utilize CJA in the development and
risk mitigation stages of the Energy Resilience Readiness Exercises.
CTC provides key support to the Navy’s Mission Assurance program, including engineering
field support for mission assurance assessments of installation infrastructure to
identify and analyze potential vulnerabilities across all utilities. This work entails
collection and evaluation of data concerning the criticality of facilities, utilities,
industrial control systems, and supporting infrastructure based on mission impacts,
probable threats and hazards, and degrees of vulnerability to determine the overall
risk posture of the asset.
U.S. Marine Corps
CTC provides prime contractor support to HQ Marine Corps, Regions, and Installations,
addressing the USMC objectives to meet utility reliability and resilience requirements.
Tasks include: providing installation resilience metrics; developing unclassified
Installation Energy Security Plans (IESPs) that leverage mission analysis to inform
project development; collecting, storing, and analyzing energy/utility/climate data;
providing recommendations of suggested infrastructure upgrades; providing analyses
of the utility bills and rates; assisting in development of energy/microgrid projects;
conducting building-level energy audits; improving energy efficiency; and providing
technical support for strategy development. To date, CTC has completed five IESPs,
has 11 in progress, and has four scheduled for execution. CTC also provides functional
and technical programmatic support for securing the Marine Corps’ existing Facility
Related Control Systems program.
Department of the Army
CTC was integral to the development and execution of the Department of the Army’s
first Energy Security Assessments, which provided the link between mission needs
and energy planning. This work was later translated into development of the Installation
Energy and Water Plan (IEWP) guidance, template, and methodology. CTC also supported
the first pilot IEWP at Fort Bliss and five state-wide IEWPs for the Army National
Guard. Building on that, CTC provides continued technical expertise to help develop
the strategies, analyses, and technical research necessary to strengthen installation
energy and water management throughout the Army and improve mission capabilities
through dependency mapping and risk mitigation.
CTC also worked at the nexus of mission assessment and project development, providing
program/portfolio management, engineering support, and technical analysis to support
the creation of the Office of Energy Initiatives. We helped establish the framework
and processes to implement solutions, provide capabilities, identify/avoid problems,
and engage key stakeholders in the research and development (R&D) and technology
communities to determine the viability of large-scale renewable energy and energy
resilience projects to maintain or enhance installation operational effectiveness.