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CASE STUDIES

Garud has demonstrated experience providing critical technology and engineering solutions to ensure projects remain fully aligned with the project budget, schedule and technical performance objectives and goals. Our excellence in execution of our services supports our clients’ success in meeting their projects’ requirements and missions.

CASE STUDY 1
Background: The CBP aerostat program began more than 30 years ago when the U.S. Customs Service started using tethered aerostats (balloons) in the TARS program to counter the rising number of low-flying small aircraft operated by drug smugglers. GTS personnel (prior to the formation of GTS) were directly involved in the design and systems engineering of these original aerostats.

Today the TARS system, currently operating in eight sites spanning most of the southern border of the U.S. ranging from Arizona to Puerto Rico, continue to provide a very effective and cost efficient contribution to the protection of our southern border. Each TARS aerostat carries a radar, contributing to air and maritime domain awareness, and capable of detecting targets at distances up to approximately 200 miles. CBP faces the challenge of maintaining this valuable but aging system while exploring a next generation TARS capability. GTS has embraced the opportunity to support the TARS program as a part of the expanding portfolio of CBP mission focused work.
CASE STUDY 2
Background: Currently, the size, weight, and capabilities of non-lethal weapons that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents carry in the field are restrictive and mutually exclusive from lethal weapons, requiring agents to either carry two large and bulky weapons, or decide which to take before leaving their vehicle. Garud worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate, and other community Stakeholders across DHS and the DoD, to deliver an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) that considered the trade-offs for use of non-lethal weapons to augment CBP capabilities.
CASE STUDY 3
Background: Garud Technology Services (GTS) provides cradle-to-grave contractual support, including development of Screening Information Requests (SIRs), preparation of award documents for directed and competed contracts, contract administration support and coordination of closeout activities as required to successfully execute the Power Services Group (PSG) acquisition mission.
CASE STUDY 4
Background: GTS is working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to support the Land Border Integration (LBI) Program Management Office (PMO). The LBI PMO is responsible for ensuring the systems integrator for LBI, CBP and other external stakeholders effectively execute and support security measures as required by the 9/11 Commission. GTS supports many management and engineering functions in the LBI PMO to include program management, and systems and process engineering. GTS has unique and long-standing experience with the LBI PMO dating back to its origins in 2007.
CASE STUDY 5
Background: GTS provides portfolio management support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Passenger Systems Program Division (PSPD), Program Control Division (PCD) assisting in aligning programs and projects to CBP investment and mission goals. GTS also has broad ranging responsibilities supporting Agency and Department management and reporting functions.
CASE STUDY 6
Background Garud is working with CBP in the modernizing of the legacy TECS system. TECS is the principal system used by officers at Ports of Entry to assist with traveler screening and admissibility determinations.  TECS is a large, complex Information Technology (IT) system that supports 70,000+ users from over 20 stakeholder organizations responsible for traveler.

For more information about our case studies, please contact Robert Aguilera at robert.aguilera@garudtechnology.com