Washington DC – Heartland Consulting has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Homeland Security (OHS). Heartland Consulting will assist with the management of an effective Foreign Access Management vetting program for foreign nationals who visit, are on assignment or have access to USDA facilities, personnel or proprietary research data. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the single largest USDA user of foreign national screening services.

Heartland Consulting was selected by the USDA to support this effort in providing program support and subject matter expertise requiring a profound understanding of law enforcement, national security, counterintelligence, anti-terrorism, physical security, and personal security. The vetting process of foreign nationals is an extensive and comprehensive process of which involves a wide-ranging, full encompassing model of multiple program interconnectedness and integration. Heartland will provide Foreign Access Management Support, Defensive Counterintelligence Program Support, Insider Threat Program Support, Continuity of Operations Support, and Emergency Preparedness Support.

The Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Consulting, John English stated “Safety and security has always been a top priority within our Nation’s greatest institutions. Now more than ever we see emerging hazards and threats that require sound, efficient, policies and procedures to keep pace. Proper identification and analysis allows quicker response to life saving decisions, protection of vital assets and the redundancy to continue critical operations. We are extremely proud to support this endeavor with the USDA”.

Heartland Consulting is an SBA certified 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned-Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides management consulting, information technology, financial management, and administrative support services to the government and commercial clients. Heartland offers expertise in program management, strategic consulting, technology services, critical infrastructure, and security support services. Our team has worked with a variety of federal government agencies and private sector clients.