Read about the Urban Shield Program in these two special reports:
Before the Boston Marathon Bombing...
Discussing the benefits of the Urban Shield Program to the Boston region
After the Boston Marathon Bombing... Boston Police Commissioner reports to the Congressional Homeland Security Committee about Urban Shield
Benefits of the Urban Shield Program in response to the Boston Marathon Bombing
(With ACSO Sheriff Greg Ahern & Congressman Swalwell)
Emergency Operations Center portion of the North Central Texas Urban Shield 2013
Selected Cytel Photos
Cytel In The News
By Howard Grabar
4/20/13 - Witnesses repeatedly described the scene Monday at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two bomb blasts ripped through a crowd of spectators, as unimaginable... More→
By Jack Blood
12/3/12 ...“Trauma, severe trauma,” Dykes said, pointing to an oozing sore on her neck and scrapes across her forehead. “My husband’s dead.” More→
Tony L. Ellis
2/22/13 ...I received an email about Urban Shield and the need for volunteers. As I researched what the exercise was about, I quickly realized it was no small endeavor. More→
By Brendalyn 'Val' Bilotti
American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
...the level of realism was paramount. "Of all the different scenarios thrown at us, I was most proud of our team during... More→
Urban Shield Exercises
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Our focus is to create secure, prepared and resilient regions. We deliver proven products and processes to clearly track, articulate risks, and your capability needs.
Our strategies and systems enhance capability, capacity, as well as accurately identify existing gaps and areas in need of improvement. Cytel Group provides critical information and works closely with government agencies, assisting in their efforts to:
- Prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks
- Protect the people, critical infrastructure and key regional resources
- Respond to and recover from major incidents and all hazards that do occur
- Help to strengthen the preparedness foundation toensure long-term success
- Guide future investments, increase capabilities and reduce risk
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