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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.

Scientific Publications

Sharing results and collaboration is the foundation of scientific progress. Throughout our history, our employee-owners are recognized for their peer-review publications.

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. 

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.

Audit and Inspection Support for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

For more than 35 years, CSS has provided quality control assessment support to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) on studies relating to the toxicological effects of chemicals in the environment.

Cyber Security 

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

Training for First Responders and Field Staff

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

Emergency Response Planning for New York City

CSS’ staff worked EPA Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) to develop an integrated framework for responding if a biological agent was released over a wide area in New York City.

Decontamination Field Tests for EPA

CSS staff helped design, plan for, and implement field tests of decontamination technologies and methods using MB for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division.

Plant Water Management in Microgravity

CSS was selected by NASA through its REMIS contract to serve as payload developer, performing mission integration and operations to advance the fundamental research to a higher Technology Readiness Level.

Radiation Decontamination Application for EPA

CSS served as the bridge between computer developers and the scientific community during the creation of a Radiation Decontamination application.

Expert Guidance to EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division

Technical Support for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) – CSS provides expert technical guidance and field support related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination.

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. 

Social Values Relative to Wind Energy

CSS assisted in the assessment of social values related to understanding and support of offshore wind energy sitings off North and South Carolina.

HABs Interagency Research and Action Plans

Our scientists helped set the standard for coordinated research and action to reduce the impacts of HABs.