Defense and Security Solutions: Syneca is experienced in performing information assurance and information warfare studies for the defense and intelligence communities both in classified and unclassified arenas. Products have included Information Warfare Implementation plans; and studies that streamlined the management of Information Warfare plans, goals, milestones, and metrics. Specific studies in SSE-CMM, Red Team Concept of Operations and specific efforts in security metrics, including NDIA studies, have been performed by Syneca employees. The president of Syneca is co-author of a 400+-page book entitled “Building a Global Information Assurance Program” published by Auerbach Publishing.
Syneca is currently supporting DHS (Federal Emergency Management Agency) by conducting Technical Security Countermeasures (TSCM) investigations to Federal Government Standards; in developing comprehensive physical security plans / procedures / policies and coordinating the installation and maintenance of physical security aids (e.g., electronic security systems, communications equipment, security containers, keys and locks, security lighting, and alarms) at all FEMA locations. Syneca is also providing support to the Physical Security Office for the day-to-day operation of the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and providing oversight of Special Compartmented Information (SCI) functions of FEMA subordinate SCIFs. Syneca is also supporting general administrative tasks such as preparing briefings, managing suspense system, receiving and distributing classified and unclassified data and administrative correspondence, and maintaining and forwarding security clearances and other general administrative information.
Syneca is also involved in physical security efforts, including work at various DoD installations (NAS Jacksonville, FL; NB Charleston, SC; NAS Corpus Christi, TX; Blount Island, FL, etc.). Other physical and automated information system (AIS) security efforts includes accreditation work at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Herndon, VA; the Northern California TRACON (NCT); and the production of various SCAPs for the FAA. These efforts included threat assessments, risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning. Syneca was most recently providing physical security resources for The White House.
Transportation Solutions: Syneca’s President has been supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since August 1990 in research, writing/editing, and publishing various visionary and planning documents in the air traffic management field. Over 100 such products have been delivered to date, including: FAA National Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) GPS Transition Plan; FAA Surveillance Vision Plan; FAA's National Airspace System (NAS) Cooperative Surveillance Architecture Report; Satellite Navigation (SATNAV) Concept of Operations for Air Traffic System Operations; FAA's Operational Planning Management Team report on Maintenance and Supportability, RTCA Surveillance Concept of Operations, Commercial Space Transportation (CST) Concept of Operations and CST Airspace studies. Syneca supported the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Traffic Management Operational Concept Panel (ATMCP) and helped write the Global Air Traffic Management (ATM) Operational Concept presented at the ICAO 11th Air Navigation Conference. Syneca managed a 6-month Satellite Navigation Investment Analysis effort for the FAA and supported various FAA organizations in the field of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) as it pertains to aircraft flights across the Gulf of Mexico and to space-based domestic en route, terminal and surface surveillance systems. Syneca also supported NASA with an Engineering Needs Assessment and a Concept of Operations for aviation safety interests over the Gulf of Mexico.
Syneca supported the modernization of the FAA’s U.S. Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) program and its ADP resources headquartered in Kansas City, KS, and was the only contractor on the FAA’s ATM NOTAMs Committee. Syneca’s president was on the team that responded to a Congressional Inquiry entitled “Assessment of En Route Sector and Terminal Air Traffic Control Capacity” and was on the team that originated the visionary concepts for the National Control Facility (NCF) program. The program included advanced information facility concepts integrating information associated with the future management of airspace control, airspace/airport evaluation and modeling, and airspace management education.
Syneca is currently providing certified financial planning support to the FAA’s Airport Surveillance Detection Equipment-X (ASDE-X) program.
Information Technology (IT) Solutions: Syneca is currently or has been recently involved in various IT efforts including Web Development and Web Hosting for the Department of the Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs); TIVOLI and SAP Help Desk and product implementation efforts for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Security) including the US VISIT Program; and data analysis and associated asset forfeiture IT services for DHS (U.S. Secret Service). IT Solutions includes work in the areas of System Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to various agencies and organizations. Syneca is the only Native American 8(a) company on IBM’s U.S. Customs Modernization Program.