GLOBAL RESOURCES GROUP, INC.
1235 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY•SUITE 151•ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22202•TEL: 703-931-6998•FAX: 703-931-6724
CORPORATE CAPABABILITIES STATEMENT
I. CORPORATE VISION AND BACKGROUND
Global Resources Group gives our clients not only access to information, but also expert assessment of that information, insight into the motivations and aims of key decision-makers and the capability to use that information. We offer our clients the competitive edge.
GLOBAL RESOURCES GROUP, INC. is a private international security and political risk consultancy offering specialized international intelligence and security services to the business and financial community, and governments, worldwide. Global Resources understands what clients need to increase their success as well as to reduce their vulnerabilities in doing business and conducting operations. In providing its services, Global Resources operates in five specialist areas for the private sector:
Political and Security Risk Assessments
Security Operations and Services
Business Intelligence and Development
Electronic Security And Cyber-Investigations
Global Resources also operates in eight specialist areas for the public sector:
Intelligence Planning, Operations and Training
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Counterintelligence and Security
Research and Analysis
Military Planning, Operations and Training
Peace Support Operations, Democratization and Transitional Country Assistance
Exercise Development, Implementation and Support
Public Information and Media Outreach
Global Resources was founded in 1997 and incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware. Global Resources is a closely held corporation with its corporate headquarters located in northern Virginia. Created for the sole purpose of enhancing our clients’ ability to make and implement effective, informed decisions in the twenty-first century, Global Resources is committed to becoming the measure of consulting excellence. We help an international client base to assess and manage risks around the world, particularly in difficult and complex environments.
Global Resources' range of activities means that we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients in understanding and dealing with political, security, operational and reputational risks. These risks range from natural disasters, government stability and the threat of terrorist attack, to the influence of rival interests on local decision-makers, organized crime, corruption and the challenges posed by pressure groups. We forecast whether the risks will change and explain why, and examine the impact on our clients’ operations. We then outline practical strategies to manage and reduce those risks.
Global Resources operates to the highest ethical standards and maintains strict confidentiality. Our approach is multi-disciplinary and our staff use their skills in a fully integrated approach to enable clients to succeed in complex or hostile environments. Our team of staff and consultants comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and includes professionals from government, defense, and intelligence agencies worldwide, business, law, accountancy, the diplomatic service, law enforcement, media, and academia. Global Resources operates throughout the world, to include the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia with complete discretion and confidentiality.
Whether assessing the Middle East’s energy sector, reporting a government’s impact on a client’s venture, or creating a country team to develop and protect company assets, we are there to provide competitively priced packages tailored to meet our clients’ needs – on time and on target.
II. EXECUTIVE STAFF
W. Patrick Lang President and CEO
Pat Lang is an expert in the Middle East, South Asia, terrorism/counterterrorism, Islam, and military operations, with special qualifications in Special Forces operations. He is an expert trainer of US and other personnel in requirements for operations in Muslim countries and is a strategic military and political intelligence analyst. Pat provides expert advice to industrial, news, security and international business brokerage firms in threat analysis, risk assessment, strategic planning and negotiations with government and non-government entities in Muslim countries. Since 1994, Pat also served as the President of Future Management Services, Inc. and the Future Millennium Foundation; organizations dedicated to a variety of international business, political and philanthropic activities. Prior to entering the private sector, Pat had a distinguished career as a US Army Officer and member of the Senior Executive Service. Pat served as the Director and founder of the US Defense Human Intelligence Service from 1992 to 1994 where he integrated all Department of Defense human intelligence resources into a single organization and developed and implemented career development and training programs for the members of the newly created service. As the Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism from 1985 to 1992 – a period spanning the Iran-Iraq War, the USS Stark incident, conflict with Iran and Libya, and the Gulf War – Pat was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and senior Executive Branch decision makers on Middle East security issues. Prior to his work in Washington, DC, Pat served in several US Defense Attaché assignments abroad and in several tours as a Special Forces officer in Latin America and Vietnam. While in Vietnam, Pat served with the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Studies and Observations Group (MACV/SOG), which conducted the largest US covert operation during the Cold War. Pat speaks fluent Arabic and French and is conversant in a number of other languages. He is a graduate of the US Army War College, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Services Staff College. Pat holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology from the University of Utah and a BA in English from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, VA.
William C. Wagner, Jr. Vice-President for
Bill Wagner is an career civilian intelligence case officer and international security specialist. He is an expert in counternarcotics and counterterrorist operations and a specialist in Latin American affairs. Since 1995, Bill has served as a senior international security consultant with special emphasis in planning and implementing executive protection and security operations overseas. Prior to entering the private sector, Bill had a distinguished career as a field operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Clandestine Service and a member of the US Senior Intelligence Service. Throughout his career, Bill led important foreign commands conducting a wide range of diverse field operations. He planned, developed and directed operations and programs that produced significant results in direct support of US foreign policy objectives. Bill’s accomplishments included countering international narcotics trafficking operations resulting in the arrest of major drug kingpins, directing successful counterterrorist operations against terrorist units, and establishing and maintaining contact with foreign leaders and organizations in order to facilitate exchange of information and coordination of field operations. Bill also served as Associate Deputy Director for Attaches and Operations of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995 where he acted as special advisor for clandestine operations to the Director of the US National Military Intelligence Collection Center. From 1991 to 1993, Bill served as the Chief of Station for a key Latin American country where he directed all US intelligence activities and programs in country, dealing with the country’s most senior political, military and police officials. Bill served as the Chief of Operations of a geographic area division within the Directorate of Operations from 1989 to 1991 where he directed all of the CIA’s foreign espionage and counterintelligence activities for the region. From 1967 to 1989, Bill served in a wide range of assignments, to include Chief of Station and Clandestine Operations Officer for a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries and Chief of the CIA’s Counternarcotics Operations Unit. Prior to his career as an intelligence officer, Bill served as a US Naval Officer from 1962 to 1965. Bill is fluent in the Spanish language and has completed a wide range of specialized training. He holds a BA from St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, PA.
Lin Todd Vice President and COO
Lin Todd is an experienced intelligence officer, expert military planner, and seasoned specialist in peace support and democratization operations around the world. He also has considerable experience developing and implementing exercise and training programs for governments and international organizations and is a recognized specialist on Middle East issues. Prior to founding Global Resources, Lin was seconded by the US State Department to serve as Deputy Head of Mission with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) responsible for all media-related development, monitoring, enforcement, and democratization programs. From 1996 to 1997, Lin served as the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Defense and Joint Military Command Office, and as Chief of Security of the State Department-sponsored Military Stabilization Program in BiH. While with the Military Stabilization Program, he was responsible for the development of strategic plans, policies, and structures related to operations, intelligence, and security as well as for the overall security of the program throughout the region. Lin had a distinguished Army career, serving last as the Chief of Intelligence Planning for the US Army 1 st Armored Division in Germany and as an intelligence advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Schwarzkopf’s command during the Gulf War. In addition to experience on the US Army Staff, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC, he served as a military observer with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Damascus, Syria and as the Assistant Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism. Lin also served as a combat arms officer and helicopter pilot in the Pacific region with the US Army 25 th Light Infantry Division and the British Army Gurkha Field Force. Lin speaks Arabic and French. He has completed graduate studies at the US Naval War College and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Lin holds an MA in Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army’s elite School of Advanced Military Studies, an MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.
III. CORPORATE CAPABILITIES: PRIVATE SECTOR
POLITICAL RISK AND SECURITY ASSESSMENTS
Proper appreciation of political and security risks will influence how – and where – a company does business. Failure to take account of these risks in business planning can lead to unnecessary costs and disruption and can endanger a client’s staff. Global Resources helps with this critical aspect of due diligence by providing analysis of the political and security issues which could affect a company’s ability to conduct operations and by forecasting developments. We can provide daily analysis of worldwide events for both corporate management and the individual business traveler.
Global Resources provides clients with current country, company and sector intelligence estimates of political, military, economic, and social determinants of stability. Issues covered include threat and competitive environment, company and product potential, impact of government actions on the business environment, and investment climate. For longer-term assessments and detailed forecasts, we produce reports on a country, region or topic tailored to our clients’ specific needs. Our in-house team of analysts is supported by a worldwide network of expert consultants to get our clients the information they need, when they need it, at a cost they can afford.
Services offered include:
World-Wide Security Evaluation
Political Risk Assessment
Issue and Industry Analysis
SECURITY OPERATIONS AND SERVICES
The globalization of business broadens the world of dangers for a company’s business, people and profits – it brings many challenges, but also brings new possibilities for success. In an economic environment offering more opportunities – and fraught with more challenges – than ever before, Global Resources can help today's most complex organizations gain control, and stay there.
Protecting and building the value of organizations in today's environment requires a different kind of advisor: An authority that can look at a company's controls, evaluate its people and relationships, and analyze its strategies to see where it is vulnerable. A professional who can help clients sidestep avoidable problems in order to protect assets – as well as take advantage of dramatic opportunities to build their businesses. Whether protecting employees and assets at home and abroad or ensuring the integrity of sensitive information, Global Resources professionals have the resources and know-how to help mitigate the risks of doing business anywhere in the world.
Sometimes our work involves a security assessment or vulnerability review to anticipate problems before they occur. Other times we are called in to an unforeseen security breach occasionally involving a worst-case scenario. Whatever the concern, Global Resources knows what our clients are going through. We've seen what can happen when: Information technology isn't quite secure enough... Expatriate employees and their families find themselves in surprisingly unstable living environments... New overseas facilities have inadequate controls to protect corporate information and intellectual capital... New employees and licensees, suppliers and vendors, aren't screened and tested well enough... And the list goes on.
Whatever it takes, Global Resources will help it clients defend their people and their organization. This might involve developing solutions to prevent the possibility of product contamination, property damage, workplace violence, computer sabotage – or the reality of attacks on intellectual, physical, financial and human assets.
Whatever the issue – whether involving individuals, companies, or sovereign governments – our solutions are comprehensive. Clients call upon Global Resources' multi-disciplinary professionals from a wide range of fields and specialist areas important to our clients' businesses. Among the problems we help clients to solve are those relating to:
Crisis Planning, Management, and Response
Security System Analysis, Design, and Engineering
Security Organizational Analysis and Outsourcing Services
Focused Public Relations Initiatives
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Business today faces a real dilemma: What the competition knows can hurt business. So can potential business partners, disgruntled ex-employees and other interested parties.
But how does a company find out what outside forces are doing, what threats they may pose, and what their fallibilities may be? And, once they do know, how can they capitalize upon those factors to make their business stronger and more profitable?
Global Resources can help companies do something about it through our business intelligence and business development services – a set of strategic tools that can help clients better manage their organization, using:
A far-reaching network of investigative and consulting professionals
An in-depth knowledge of the strengths and shortcomings of technology
An intrinsic knowledge of business strategies and execution
A wide range of business contacts in various industries around the world
Information can be a powerful force in exploiting a business's strengths and shoring up its weaknesses. In addition, it can also provide a clear sense of what outside influences may be planning – along with their far-reaching implications for a client’s business. Then, by analyzing, interpreting and explaining the broad implications of the information gathered, we can provide with actionable steps that our clients can take to strengthen and protect their business. We can also put our clients in touch with reputable business partners in their area of interest and manage the government relations aspects of business start up and operation.
Our understanding of where information can be found, where it may be hidden, and who can help get our clients what they need most, results in services in seven areas:
New Market Entry Evaluation
Intellectual Property Assessment
Business Partner Identification
Government Relations Liaison and Management
Global Resources professionals provide unmatched quality in international investigative services. At the beginning of the new Millennium, the variety and depth of these skills are more important than ever in protecting resources and building value for organizations of every kind.
We have the ability to uncover critical information for our clients due to our network of confidential sources and access to thousands of databases worldwide, some of which are highly specialized. A network of industry sources enables us quickly and cost-effectively to find all the information needed on your target, including personal I social, professional, financial and asset information.
Global Resources professionals provide insights and investigative expertise in matters relating to:
Business and Financial Fraud
Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property
Contests for Corporate Control
Business Crime and Hostile Acts
ELECTRONIC SECURITY AND CYBER-INVESTIGATIONS
Technology and the Internet have changed the way business is conducted – and created a multitude of new risks. They have also given new meaning to the terms "crime," "fraud" and "terrorism."
Global Resources is at the forefront of helping companies deal with the new facts of business life in the age of cyberspace and computers. Our state-of-the-art skills provide unique investigative resources to assist clients in many matters, such as:
Collecting data from computers, logs, networks and other sources to facilitate investigations.
Tracing competitors, disgruntled employees and others using Internet bulletin boards to start rumors about stocks, to post trade secrets or conduct other kinds of cyber-terrorism.
Accessing information recovered from hard drives, even when deleted, erased, reformatted or partially over-written.
Reconstructing computer data that may be introduced into evidence and provide the basis for expert testimony in legal proceedings.
Tracking web-based intellectual property thefts, counterfeit goods and "cyber-criminals" that use the Internet to steal information or property, and to commit financial fraud.
Global Resources can assist organizations of all types and sizes – from corporate giants to government entities – to solve these and other kinds of problems relating to:
Data Discovery and Drive Analysis
High-Speed Image and Text Searching
Tracing Hostile Computer Communications
Monitoring Questionable Activities
Network Security Testing
IV. CORPORATE CAPABILITIES: PUBLIC SECTOR
INTELLIGENCE PLANNING, OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
Intelligence operations are critical to the success of any public sector organization responsible for the safety of people or resources, both in the US and abroad. The field of intelligence encompasses an organization’s efforts to identify and prioritize information requirements, collect or gather information relevant to those requirements, analyze and assess the collected information, and disseminate the analyses and assessments to organizations and agencies that can act on them in a timely manner. Whether at the local, state, national, or international level, intelligence operations are critical to the successful identification, reduction, and counteraction of potential threats.
Global Resources staff and partners have extensive experience in the field of intelligence from service in the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Department of State, and various other civilian and military intelligence organizations, as well as interaction and liaison with intelligence organizations around the world. Global Resources’ executive staff have more than 100 years of experience in intelligence operations alone, with 100’s more years of experience available through our worldwide network of partners, affiliates, and independent consultants. Our experience includes the whole range of intelligence functions from planning, identification of requirements and priorities, collection management, conducting collection operations, reporting, analysis and assessment, dissemination, and action.
No matter what your intelligence challenges may be, Global Resources professionals can help you meet those challenges, with specific emphasis on challenges related to:
HOMELAND SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM
Terrorism has posed a threat to people around the world, in varying degrees, for quite some time. However, it was the events of September 11, 2001 that brought the reality of the threat home to America. Since that time, the US and its allies have waged a war on terrorism at home and around the world and the US government has initiated vast new homeland security and counterterrorism programs to ensure the American people will never be vulnerable to such devastating terrorist attacks again.
Global Resources stands ready to assist in homeland security and counterterrorism initiatives at home and around the world. Through years of experience in the field of terrorism, Global Resources professionals have amassed a vast arsenal of weapons to use in countering terrorist plots and activities. Global Resources possesses detailed knowledge of terrorist groups, organizational methods, tactics and methods of attack. We also know how to penetrate terrorist groups in order to eliminate terrorist threats at their source. In addition, we have considerable expertise in dealing with the whole range of terrorist attacks – both conventional and non-conventional.
Global Resources personnel are also familiar with the latest policies concerning Emergency Operations Plans, Federal Response Plans including the newly developed Terrorism Incident Annex, Presidential Decision Directive 39 (PDD-39) “United States Policy on Counterterrorism”, and response requirements under the Stafford Emergency Relief and Disaster Assistance Act. As a result, Global Resources can assist governments and organizations at the international, national, state, and local levels to prevent terrorist attacks and to respond effectively to any attack or catastrophe that might occur.
Global Resources assistance in the fields of homeland security and counterterrorism include:
Crisis Planning, Management, and Response
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY
All organizations are vulnerable to penetration and loss of critical information and resources. In order to prevent such loss, effective counterintelligence and security measures must be established and continuously implemented.
Any organization can suffer due to such losses. Local and state governments can be penetrated by terrorist groups on order to ascertain their appreciation for the terrorist threat and the organization’s plans to respond to a terrorist attack. This information can then be used by the terrorist organization to avoid detection and to magnify the damage of their attack. In addition, penetration of a government’s database of confidential or undercover sources of intelligence and information by organized crime or terrorist groups could result in the elimination of the source or manipulation of the material they provide – again, resulting in failure and possible catastrophic consequences for the target organization.
Through its extensive experience in counterintelligence and security operations, Global Resources can provide its clients with the capabilities and resources to prevent hostile penetrations and the resultant losses of critical information and resources. In addition, Global Resources has the experience to actually turn any attempted penetrations back on the perpetrators in order to wreak havoc on their organization in return or to gather sufficient information for prosecution, depending on the circumstances.
Global Resources counterintelligence and security capabilities include informational, physical, and electronic methods, which can be used to address clients’ issues in the form of:
Security System Analysis, Design, and Engineering
Security Organizational Analysis and Outsourcing Services
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
In the information age, organizations are flooded on a daily basis with millions of bytes of information – information that they cannot use because they cannot adequately sort the good information from the bad or put the information in a usable format. As mentioned before, information alone is meaningless , but i nformatio n plus the wisdom and the capability to wield it is invaluable. Global Resources gives clients the wisdom and capability to use information by finding the right information, sorting that information into appropriate categories, prioritizing it based on the needs of the organization, and then providing in-depth, sophisticated analysis of the information tailored to the interests and needs of the client.
It can take years of work and millions of dollars to build an effective research and analysis unit in an organization – and even then, the results may not be worth the effort and the cost. Global Resources eliminates the need for organizations to create such a capability internally by providing these key services to clients. Global Resources professionals have extensive experience in research and analysis in national security and business areas, as well as the capability to deliver accurate products in a time-constrained environment. By providing research and analysis services to a wide range of clients, Global Resources has established an extensive network of experts on a wide range of topics within an economy of scale that ensures affordability of services. This is something that most organizations simply cannot afford to do on their own.
Global Resources research and analysis services include:
Worldwide Strategic Security Assessments
Country Specific Political, Military, and Economic Assessments
Terrorist Threat Assessments
Travel Threat Assessments
Organized Crime, Narcotics, and Money Laundering Assessments
Assessments Based on Commercial Satellite Imagery and GIS Data
Analysis and Assessment of a Nearly Infinite Range of Other Topics
MILITARY PLANNING, OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
The modern battlefield is becoming more and more complex every day. Effective planning and implementation of military operations requires not only an in depth understanding of the theory and history of warfare, but a thorough understanding of the latest technology, tactics and principles applicable on the modern battlefield, as well. This knowledge and these skills are not available in many countries around the world, but they are available in the US.
Global Resources professionals are experts in the history, theory and principles of modern warfare. Global Resources has experience in planning and conducting military operations at every level from the strategic to the operational to the tactical level of war – in both conventional and unconventional environments. No matter what the military planning, operations, or training needs of a given organization, Global Resources can assist in meeting those needs in the areas of:
PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS, DEMOCRATIZATION AND TRANSITIONAL COUNTRY ASSISTANCE
In the post-Cold War era, the world has become less stable as regional and ethnic conflicts and civil wars threaten security in problem areas around the world. To address these conflicts and sources of instability, national and international organizations have intervened with peace support operations and democratization programs aimed at assisting transitional countries in establishing peaceful and stable governments.
The skills required to conduct successful peace support operations and democratization programs are difficult to find, because very few people or organizations have been involved in such operations. However, Global Resources professionals have extensive experience in these operations in the Balkans, the Middle East, and around the world. Global Resources has personnel who have worked in traditional peace support operations in the Middle East and in complex peace operations in Bosnia and elsewhere. From monitoring and observing ceasefires, to developing and implementing media development, military transformation, democratization, and free elections programs, Global Resources is on the cutting edge of assistance to transitional and former war-torn countries in getting them back on the road to stable and legitimate governments. As a result, Global Resources can assist with the following programs:
EXERCISE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT
Exercises are critical in developing and maintaining competencies in a wide range of areas from homeland security and counterterrorism efforts, to counterintelligence and security operations, to peace support operations and democratization programs. Exercises, both physical and simulated, desktop and field-based, enable organizations to practice and test operational plans and methods in a non-lethal environment in order to increase actual operational capabilities and to gauge the effectiveness of such plans and methods.
Global Resources professionals are experienced in developing, implementing and supporting a wide range of exercises at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels – military and civilian, in a wide range of specialty areas. Global resources personnel have extensive experience in exercise design and implementation and can assist clients in the following areas:
PUBLIC INFORMATION AND MEDIA OUTREACH
Public information and media outreach programs can be critical in establishing and maintaining a favorable image with an organization’s constituency. Such programs take on even more importance during times of conflict and uncertainty. Furthermore, in today’s news environment of instant coverage and 24-hour news channels, local problems can rapidly become national issues resulting in dramatic pressure on organizations to rapidly deal with such problems in a professional and competent manner. Most local and state organizations simply do not have the resources or skills to deal with such problems in the manner required at the national level and, as a result, often fail miserably – leading to a lack of confidence in the affected organization and, often, the replacement of key leadership. In such matters, the perception is often more important than the reality if an organization cannot adequately portray the reality to the public through the media.
Global Resources has the personnel and expertise to assist organizations in dealing with their public information and media outreach programs. Global Resources professionals are expert in developing and implementing effective public information and media outreach programs. In addition, Global Resources staff regularly appear on national and international radio and television news programs as experts in a variety of fields and are also regularly quoted in national and international publications. As a result, Global Resources can be counted on to assist in the following areas: