Cardinal Point Strategies is a leading strategic advisory and public policy consulting firm specializing in homeland security, intelligence, law enforcement and public safety matters.
As the go-to firm for government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, C-suite executives, non-governmental and faith-based organizations, as well as law enforcement, CPS is a consortium of highly regarded experts who offer innovative solutions to crisis management, cutting-edge programs to mitigate risk and improve outcomes, and proactive strategies that deliver the desired results.
COMBATTING ILLICIT TRADE
The illicit trade of cigarettes and tobacco products is a growing threat to U.S. national interests. Not only does it fund terrorist activities, but unlawful tobacco trade deprives federal, state and local governments of an estimated $3 to $7 billion in tax revenue annually.
CPS is engaged by a Fortune 50 global consortium to provide a strategic, analytic and investigative approach to combat the illicit trade of its products across the globe. Through a staff of former senior level federal agents with expertise in the field, CPS is collecting actionable intelligence, developing strategies to counter illegal trade schemes, and establishing the necessary relationships with government and law enforcement agencies for assistance.
COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The economic impact of violence containment was estimated to be $9.46 trillion dollars or 11 percent of the Gross World Product (GWP) in 2012. Terrorist activity alone increased 80 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.
As some of the foremost experts in the country on countering terrorism and violent extremism, CPS has led nationwide initiatives on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as faith-based organizations to assist in the development of: strategy, policy, and program and training initiatives to help protect U.S. citizens against violent extremism. These include programs for both law enforcement and private citizens, some of which have been formally adopted by domestic and national governments as well as homeland security agencies.
INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION SHARING
Public and private information sharing is vital to homeland and national security, as well as the continuity of government. Federal, state and local agencies and their international counterparts have to communicate and effectively receive and disseminate critical intelligence in a timely manner on potential threats to our global society.
CPS provides public and private sector fusion centers, emergency operations centers (EOCs) and other intelligence /information sharing operations with strategic advisory, management and training services in numerous areas including criminal intelligence and energy sector security. The training programs developed by CPS focus on the skills necessary to recognize potential threats, identify resources and take protective action.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
From war-torn Kosovo to major areas of the United States impacted by domestic and international terrorism, CPS has been routinely called to the frontline to assist authorities with emerging security issues, extremism, civil unrest, democratization, as well as personal security and human rights issues across Europe.
Crisis situations require experienced strategists to design, implement and lead European initiatives that effectively handle and respond to policing, hate crimes, public-private capacity building and information sharing. CPS is well-recognized for its ability to mitigate crisis situations through its unique and holistic approach to control management and its strategic relationships with organizations such as the EU, OSCE, Europol, and Rutgers University.