Dillard Group International (DGI) is a collaborative enterprise consisting of current, former and retired military, law-enforcement and technological professionals. These experts have dedicated their lives to protecting and safeguarding the people and assets of the United States and her allies. DGI leverages superior operational expertise, credibility and powerful technology partnerships to provide security solutions for risks associated with violent crime and acts of terrorism against the world’s critical infrastructure and the people it serves.
DATA-DRIVEN DYNAMIC SECURITY OPERATIONS™
The Data-Driven Dynamic Security Operations™ (D3SO™) program combines advanced technology with superior security operational skills to prepare for, deter, mitigate and combat violent crime and acts of terrorism utilizing the insider threat to attack airports, commercial aircraft, transit systems and other critical infrastructure.
Industry leadership and owners of our country’s critical infrastructure prefer a risk-based security approach. By taking this approach and guided by and in collaboration with federal, state and local governments, D3SO™ utilizes a proprietary Insider Threat Assessment Protocol™ (ITAP™) process to assess each customer’s operations with a focus on employee screening and access control. Leveraging the power of several specific data sets, ITAP™ develops a comprehensive security picture.
D3SO™ employs a comprehensive and robust Analytical Integration Modeling (AIM™) software suite leveraging the results of the ITAP™ process with numerous leading-edge security strategies in a powerful, secure computing environment.
This approach meets or exceeds the intent of recommendations provided in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) report of April 2015. Furthermore, this approach also meets or exceeds requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016.
The D3SO™ program adheres to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines and best practices listed in their Planning, Training and Exercises Resource Guide and other more detailed publications. The D3SO™ program works closely with customers and stakeholders in preparing and implementing the plans, training and exercises needed for the effective use of the D3SO™ AIM™ operational outputs. These outputs together with the application of appropriate and effective operational tactics, techniques and procedures and monitored using proprietary metrics for effectiveness and efficiency make D3SO™ the most effective insider threat solution available on the market currently and into the future.
Dillard Group International’s consulting services assemble relevant subject-matter experts around the table. This process-driven collaboration provides an accurate risk-based assessment of a problem. By identifying, recruiting and engaging the thought leaders associated with a particular area of concern, DGI provides government and private sector organizations with the necessary information to develop effective and credible policies and solutions. This proven process leads to building solutions that are both appropriate and effective for customers and U.S. national security.
DGI’s members have practical, hands-on operational expertise in military, law enforcement and private-sector security tactics, techniques and procedures that include special operations, investigations, intelligence analytics and protective services. This real-life experience in dealing with violent criminals and terrorists enables DGI to contribute to and positively influence the protection of our critical infrastructure sectors such as the Transportation Systems Sector and its sub-sectors of aviation, mass transit and passenger rail and others.
A serious focus for DGI is preventing or mitigating the impacts of active shooter attacks and explosives attacks utilizing suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices (IED) such as explosives vests, vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) and other homemade explosive (HME) devices such as pressure cooker bombs. These types of small arms and IED attacks can occur any place and time. Our operational knowledge of the terrorist attack cycle and our ability to analyze open-source materials along with For Official Use Only (FOUO) and Law Enforcement Only (LEO) information enable us to create effective intelligence that we use to inform the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch departments and agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and the Intelligence Community. We also work directly with end-users such as airports, schools and others.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY and PHYSICAL SECURITY COUNTERMEASURES
As demonstrated by our Data-Driven Dynamic Security Solutions, Dillard Group International is passionate about combining advanced technology and physical security countermeasures with superior operational skills to save lives and protect assets. A project that starts with consulting and collaboration means nothing if comprehensive and robust solutions are not, developed and implemented in a timely manner.
U.S. intelligence, military, and law enforcement agencies are the most technologically savvy organizations of their type in the world. In large part, it has taken private-sector organizations like DGI and our technological partners collaborating with federal, state and local partners to bring the best and most proactive technologies to bear. Large national and international security solutions such as DOD’s Joint Military Program Guardian require strategic innovations to combine the correct systems-engineering processes with advanced technologies and physical countermeasure to protect U.S. military bases worldwide against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives attacks. DGI’s experts have and will continue to assist our customers to identify advanced technologies and physical-security countermeasures to protect, deter, mitigate and counter threats of violent crime and terrorism.
OPERATIONAL PLANS, TRAINING and EXERCISES
After designing and developing operational and technological solutions, operational planning, training and exercises must take place. The adage of “fail to plan or plan to fail” is as true currently as it ever was. Additionally, organizations and their personnel must train to these plans and exercise their training to successfully implement them on a day-to-day basis, especially during emergency situations.
Driven by a systems-engineering approach, DGI works with customers to analyze and assess any existing materials available. Comparing these against the requirements of new or expanded solutions and the ever-changing threat environment, DGI’s planners, instructional systems designers and exercise practitioners collaborate with our operational subject matter experts to create appropriate and effective plans, training and exercises.
DGI and its group members adhere to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines and best practices listed in the Planning, Training and Exercises Resource Guide and other more detailed publications. As illustrated by the D3SO™ program, DGI works closely with customers and stakeholders in preparing and implementing the plans, training and exercises needed for effective use of the programmatic operational outputs.
Currently, DGI trains U.S. law enforcement officers and other first responders at the DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama and at numerous locations across the country. DGI members teaching and training as part of this program are DHS-certified instructors. Subject matter includes courses such as Law Enforcement Protective Measures (LEPM), Law Enforcement Response Actions (LERA), Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED), and the Bombing Materials Awareness Program (BMAP) for the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention. DGI instructors lecture on topics focused on Recognizing Active Shooter Behavioral Indicators and Surviving Active Shooter Events.
Current exercise programs include TSA’s Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP) utilized to train and exercise law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and emergency management personnel responsible for protecting against and mitigating acts of violent crime and terrorism at our nation’s commercial aviation, transit and maritime systems across the country and worldwide.
Additional programs under development include Advanced Active Shooter Response for law enforcement and emergency medical personnel and citizen awareness and response capabilities.
Denny L. Dillard
Mr. Dillard is an internationally distinguished security and law enforcement expert and senior program manager. He consults on numerous preparedness and prevention-related programs, drawing on 35 years’ expertise…. Read More >
Ronald A. Kratzke
Chief Systems Engineer
Mr. Kratzke, a consulting systems engineer from Vitech Corporation brings over 30 years of expertise in engineering management and systems engineering. His innovative and insightful approach to complex circumstances yield cogent and cutting-edge solutions… Read More >
Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Byrd
Director of Program Management
Colonel (USAF RET.) Kenneth A. Byrd is a highly accomplished and decorated 30-year Air Force veteran based in North Carolina. Mr. Byrd’s forty-two plus years of experience, garnered from his military and civilian career in security, logistics and program management… Read More >
Director of Consulting Services & Investigations
Dan Wright’s 29-year federal and state law enforcement career included 20 years with the FBI as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent. He served on the Major Case Squad in the Los Angeles FBI field office conducting complex investigations… Read More >
Steven W. Rutledge
Director of Security Operations
Mr. Rutledge’s 29 years of security expertise include physical security and security management, antiterrorism/force protection, data analysis and categorization, critical infrastructure protection, crisis management/contingency planning… Read More >
Stephen L. Holl
Director of Airport Projects
Stephen L. Holl is an accomplished law enforcement leader with extensive expertise directing and leading police personnel to meet law enforcement objectives. His emergency management expertise stems from both planning and operational experience… Read More >
Erhart M. Olson
Director of Transit Projects
Erhart M. Olson is a 25-year veteran of the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Transit Area Authority. For the past nine years, Mr. Olson has worked for the United States Department of State (DoS)… Read More >
Colonel (Ret.) Richard Rosser
Col. Richard C. Rosser, Jr. retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 30 years of service as a commissioned officer, but still retains voluntary status for special assignments with the United States Marine Corps as well as other agencies. Col. Rosser was commissioned in 1965 and two years later earned his … Read More >
Ray’s career goals have not varied in more than 30 years: after receiving an elite Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, his unwavering focus has been the delivery of security, energy efficiencies and sustainable improvements through superior electrical solutions… Read More >