CT Strategies leadership and subject matter experts played key roles in the largest merger of border authorities in recent history: Managing the integration of U.S. customs, border protection, agricultural inspection, and immigration agencies to create “one government” at the U.S. border. Our team provides technical and strategic insight to governments and private clients around the world by leveraging this experience in implementing groundbreaking initiatives such as creating the National Targeting Center, U.S. single window, and trusted trader programs.
Effective risk management and efficient allocation of resources hinge on distinguishing threats from non-threats long before they reach a country’s borders. The development and implementation of large-scale risk management initiatives utilizing advance information, big data, and cutting edge technologies is essential to enhancing security and fostering growth in the 21st century global economy.
Expanded cooperation between countries, individual agencies, and the private sector represents the future of secure, efficient trade and travel. These stakeholders must collaborate to share information, invest in infrastructure, and modernize processes. As a key part of internationally recognized innovations such as Coordinated Border Management, partnerships function as a force multiplier for customs agencies as they execute their mission.
Data Sharing, Biometrics, and Inspection Technologies – All require strategic deployment of “right-sized” tools utilizing accurate metrics to justify resource allocation. While serving as a potent force multiplier for the improvement of border management processes, technology acquisitions require a customized and scalable approach with supplementary initiatives including training, stakeholder engagement, and maintenance programs to maximize return on investment.
Growing international trade in the face of shrinking budgets requires the optimal allocation of resources to achieve competitiveness. Whether investing in infrastructure, technology, or the workforce, intelligent strategy with a focus on long term effectiveness and meaningful performance metrics produce efficient programs that do more with less.