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Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

CSS provides scientific services in support of leading-edge physical, chemical, and biological R&D and technology testing programs designed to improve and protect human health and to investigate ecological processes. We also conduct and provide support for research destined for space. Our services go beyond the science by providing operation and utilization of facilities and equipment necessary for hardware and science payload development and testing.  

Emergency Preparedness & Response

CSS delivers cost-effective, scientifically-sound solutions that align with our clients’ missions, achieve project goals, and most importantly, advance the protection of human health and the environment. We bring 40 years of experience working with federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Emergency Management Agency on diverse environmental disaster preparedness and response efforts. Clients recognize our field, analytical, and technical support staff  for their expertise in chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear hazards. We perform research, create guidance documents, conduct field demonstrations, deliver training, and provide analytical services in collaboration with federal researchers and on-scene response staff.  

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

CSS conducts research and provides science-based solutions on evolving economic, environmental, human health, and social factors which underpin the management strategies for the sustainable use, protection, preservation, and restoration of our freshwater, coastal, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Facilities Operations & Maintenance

CSS provides a broad range of services and solutions to address unique facility operations, maintenance and repair requirements. Our portfolio of facilities we manage include airfields, research laboratories, manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, industrial parks, and multi-tenant facilities. Our customers include Federal and State agencies, commercial businesses, industry organizations and domestic and International academic institutions

Human Health Risk Assessment

CSS offers the full range of environmental toxicology services for Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) – including hazard identification, toxicology assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization – to evaluate concerns to human health and the environment.  We conduct and evaluate studies on the movement, metabolism, degradation, and fate of a broad range of chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, and other agricultural and industrial chemicals, as well as those produced from naturally occurring sources such as harmful algal blooms.

IT Services

CSS provides custom, turn-key Information Technology solutions that meet both the simple and critical needs of an evolving organization. Our solutions range from mission critical applications requiring fault tolerant systems and IT security compliance to managed infrastructure and desktop support. Our team includes solution architects and engineers that help our customers plan, design, test, and maintain their IT solutions.

Safety, Health & Environmental

CSS offers comprehensive Safety, Health, & Environmental (SHE) services designed to protect environmental quality, the workforce, and public health. These were our founding services; we understand how to integrate SHE policies and services across entire organizations and worksites to create more effective and efficient outcomes.

Satellite Data Applications

Earth observations by satellite provide critical data for monitoring and measuring changes to in our planet’s aquatic, terrestrial, and climatic environments, as well as man-made infrastructure and focal points. Shifting through these data, and understanding their power is essential to identifying vulnerabilities and developing forward-thinking solutions to address end-user needs.

Projects

We approach every customer need with “yes, we can do that”. CSS gets things done. Our solutions are tailored for each mission and responsive to every customer requirement. Our projects demonstrate this approach. 

Red Hill Drinking Water Crisis

CSS supported the U.S. EPA Red Hill response operations in Hawaii in early 2022.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) ES&H Support

CSS provided on-site environmental, safety, and health support 24 hours per day/five days per week to support approximately 1,900 employees occupying 1.4 million square feet of floor space at BEP’s Washington, DC, facility (DCF).

Onsite Analytical Support Following Hurricane Harvey

CSS helped EPA protect the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey from volatile and semi-volatile water contaminants.

Analytical Laboratory Support for Mass Transit Decontamination Research

CSS helped advance EPA’s body of knowledge for restoring subway systems after a biological incident.

Quick Response Guides for Emergency Response

CSS prepares tactical, field, and quick response guides used by EPA OSCs and other first responders to address a wide range of contaminants.

Supporting EPA’s Emergency Response Efforts following Hurricane Harvey

CSS staff served as lead technical advisors on a multi-agency environmental response team after Hurricane Harvey. 

Cyber Security 

CSS develops and implements security programs that continuously meet rigorous security compliance requirements on behalf of its customers. 

IT Support to NOAA Fisheries

Our IT services support included developing and integrating information management systems central to NOAA Fisheries’ management and protection of living marine resources and their habitats

Hazard Analysis Support to the Transportation Security Administration

CSS has provided safety and health support, and a variety of other activities in support of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) programs.

Training for First Responders and Field Staff

CSS technical experts prepare and deliver essential training and information addressing worker safety and environmental hazards.

Mobilizing Onsite at National Special Security Events

CSS operates and maintains EPA mobile analytical units that travel to support multi-agency security efforts during high profile events that draw large crowds. 

Analysis for Coastal Operational Resiliency

CSS assisted with planning and executing a demonstration of three decontamination technologies on a USCG vessel contaminated with a benign surrogate for anthrax.