Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.
With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs about 22,600 people globally, and had revenue of $5.41 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. To learn more, visit
The Center for Defense and Homeland Security is designed to develop the next generation of national security professionals in the fields of Cybersecurity and National Security.
We currently offer non-degree and not-for-credit certification courses in IT and Cybersecurity that prepare our students to enter the professional workforce.
The IDB fosters shoulder-to-shoulder partnerships among the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and the private sector to achieve excellence and innovation through research and education.
The IDB addresses this objective by offering a unique suite of joint educational initiatives that serve the US Military as well as government and non-governmental agencies and the private sector.
The flagship program of the IDB is the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) at UNC, established pursuant to Congressional direction in 2000. LOGTECH programs include research, executive education, an MBA offered in partnership with the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, forums, and a Subject Matter Expert Board. The IDB also offers the Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) providing extensive enterprise management education for the commanders and senior leadership of our Nation’s depots and arsenals. The IDB’s Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER) provides educational programs ranging from pre-deployment economics and governance roundtables to executive education seminars and symposiums for combatant commands.
The IDB also offers: Logistics for the 21st Century (Log21) for early-career, high-potential corporate and military logisticians; a Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP); and the UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program (SSFP). Additionally, the IDB has designed and delivered custom programs for the Business Transformation Agency.
Since its inception, over 5,000 military, government, private sector and non-government organization seasoned executives and high-potential performers have participated in Institute for Defense and Business Programs.
The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) is a nonprofit research and education institute formed in 1997 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina. An independent legal entity governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors, the IDB maintains a close affiliation with UNC-Chapel Hill and its Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as the UNC system.
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We provide global customers precise solutions through innovative applications, superior products & services, and modernization of security capabilities.
We have a responsibility to our customers to provide the best possible experience by holding ourselves and our solutions to exceptional-standards.
We operate at the forefront of the global defense and threat mitigation arena for the United States and its Allies. Our subject matter expertise includes special operation forces, intelligence, canine detection, information technology & security, and logistics.
K2 Solutions, Inc. (K2) is dedicated to the technical, logistic, engineering, and scientific communities in providing the American Warfighter and Public Safety entities with the tools to ensure the best chance of success in the worldwide effort to defeat terrorism – foreign and domestic. Our four primary business units include Defense Services, Canine, Information Technology, and Logistics.
K2 has been awarded the Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation for our Person-Borne™ Explosive Detection Dogs. These dogs unmask mobile threats™ who are wearing or carrying explosives under clothing as they move through crowds. This additional layer of security is particularly effective in mass-transit hubs, large stadium events, entry-control points, etc.
Our state-of-the-art 125-acre Canine Training Center is located in Jackson Springs, North Carolina. This comprehensive facility provides 55 different training areas; five, 320-run kennel buildings; two support and administrative buildings; and an environmental chamber (-20F to 120F), which supports our Canine Research and Development (R&D) efforts for the next generation of canines.
The dogs and handlers we train are shaped by our familiarity with the Special Operations Forces (SOF) environment, our backgrounds as Combat Veterans, Field and Hunt Trial leaders, Law Enforcement expertise, and our contractor support for a variety of Department of Defense organizations. We emphasize critical thinking based upon foundational learning so that handlers are able to think and act quickly to maximize the utility of their canine assets when confronted by high-stress situations.
K2’s entire canine organization – from the Vice President to program management to canine trainers and kennel staff – is made up of individuals who are experienced working with Multi-Purpose Canines (MPCs), IDDs, Military Working Dogs (MWDs), Combat Tracker Dogs (CTDs), Specialized Search Dogs (SSDs), Field Trial/Hunt Test retrievers, and law enforcement K9s. With years of combat, sporting, and law enforcement experience, our managers and trainers are skilled in adapting canine training techniques in response to emerging Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) on the battlefield and in our communities. Our Canine Vice President and associated Program Managers (PMs) are also skilled in allocating resources, managing budgets, mitigating risk, identifying and rectifying gaps, facilitating program communication, and ensuring on-time and quality deliverables – all essential components of K2’s consistent performance and responsiveness to all operational objectives.
Our world-class trainers are drawn from US and British MWD programs, the Field Trial/Hunt Test world of retriever training, and law enforcement entities throughout the United States and Canada. They have demonstrated their ability to successfully integrate these disciplines into a training methodology that leads to better trained and more effective MWDs.
Smith Anderson is the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. We are passionate about advising regional, national and global companies and providing them unparalleled client service. It’s that client focus which has proudly earned us our recognition from leading legal publications, including our recognition as a “Client Service A-Team” firm by BTI Consulting Group. We are an unmatched combination of legal and business innovators with a culture and heritage that has been shaped for more than 100 years.