Simental Industries Ltd. – SHIELD Initiative Research Team: Founder Mr. Simental, Dr. Tina (Markowski) Bynum, Sinan Khan, Soumanetra Ghosh, Erin Christon, Jessica Christon, and Sarah Lillie presented our work on the FEMA Region 8 Climate Adaptation and Community Outreach Study Grant to the FEMA Region 8 Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Leadership team at FEMA Region 8 Headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado. This was an exciting opportunity to showcase our hard work culminating 15 months of research and extensive outreach across Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana including the tribal nations across FEMA Region 8 and many other populations.
Mr. Simental kicked off the 2022 Colorado Emergency Management Conference, CO-EM Talk’s with a presentation on: Space Technology, Capabilities, Applications, Services & Emergency Management. Presentation Video
Mr. Simental and co-authors Dr. Tina Bynum, Mr. John Holst, and Andy Cain, D.Mgt. published a chapter on Space Security in the book, Handbook of Security Science online on SpringerLink (Print 2022). Abstract: Space, the final frontier… In the context of homeland security and emergency management, space technology, capabilities, applications, systems, services, and innovations represent the cutting edge of technological development and achievement for the homeland security enterprise.
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Mr. Simental and the Simental Industries Team worked as a Consultant for the United States Space Foundation and was Awarded $149,990 Non-Profit Homeland Security Grant – NSGP22. The grant is for physical security enhancements, security equipment, cybersecurity, Continuity of Operations (COOP) and recovery planning, training and exercises.
Mr. & Mrs. Simental supported the National Mill Dog Rescue with Emergency Preparedness Planning & Training.
Mr. Simental, Dr. White, and Mr. Holst were awarded funding by the U.S. Homeland Defense Institute sponsored by the US Air Force Academy (USAFA), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) for a research study on: 21st Century Homeland Defense & Civil Defense. Research findings will presented at the FY23 Homeland Defense Awareness Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO in July 2023.
Mr. Simental participated as a presenter at the 14th Annual Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense/University Agency Partnership Program – Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit on Technology and Innovation in Homeland Security: Examining Applications, Challenges and COVID19 Case Studies in Colorado.
Mr. Simental and the Simental Industries Team worked as a Consultant for the United States Space Foundation and was awarded $147,624 Non-Profit Homeland Security Grant – NSPG21. The grant is for improvements in physical security, updating emergency plans and conducting a training and exercise series with community partners and response agencies including the Colorado Springs Police Department, Joint Colorado Springs-El Paso County, Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Mr. Simental and Dr. Bynum were awarded FEMA Region 8’s Climate Adaptation Strategy Identification & Community Outreach Study Grant. This is an independent academic study to identify climate adaptation strategies, barriers, challenges, and recommendations to effectively communicate preparedness practices and programs to residents of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and the 29 federally recognized tribal nations within these states. This project further serves to identify climate adaptation community resources and develop communication, outreach and engagement strategies.
Mr. Simental, Dr. Bynum and Mr. Holst published an article on Implementing Space Technology and Innovations into Homeland Security and Emergency Management Operations and Activities in the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Journal of Homeland Security Affairs, Pracademic Affairs – Inaugural Edition Volume 1, Article 7.
Mr. Simental, Dr. Bynum, and Mr. Holst participated as presenters at the 13th Annual Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense/University Agency Partnership Program – Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit on Emerging Technologies: Space Technology – Reshaping Approaches to Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Response.
Simental Industries Ltd. also led a multi-organizational team of researchers and subject matter experts from the public, private, industry and non-profit sectors from Colorado Technical University, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, the National Cybersecurity Center/Space-ISAC, Larimer County Office of Emergency Management and the United States Space Foundation on a collaborative grant proposal for the National Science Foundation, Civic Innovation Challenge 2020, Track B: Improve Resilience to Natural Disasters by Equipping Communities for Greater Preparedness and Resilience to Natural Disasters. Title of Project: SCC-CIVIC-PG Track B: Collaborative Research: Framework and Catalog of Space Capabilities in Emergency & Disaster Management for State and Local Organizations.
Mr. Simental worked as a consultant for the United States Space Foundation on Non-Profit Homeland Security Grant funding – NSPG18. Providing grant management and support to a grant he was awarded for $74,822.
Simental Industries Ltd. then C&S Resiliency Solutions Ltd. assisted CREO Industrial Arts and the United States Olympic Museum with artifacts and exhibit logistics and services. This included storing and securing the “Miracle on Ice” scoreboard from Team USA’s surprise 4-3 victory over the Soviet Union’s men’s ice hockey team at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
Simental Industries Ltd., then C&S Resiliency Solutions Ltd. was launched early in February of 2019.