RTR has been supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2003. RTR's technical and subject matter expertise has been utilized by DHS for measuring the impact of proposed operational improvements, security enhancements, and policy changes at ports-of-entry. RTR also provides analysis of the design of border facilities to evaluate the effectiveness of the inspection process, which promotes rapid clearance of vetted travelers and commerce while providing a level of security in compliance with the goals of Congress.
RTR spearheaded the development of the Workforce Analysis Model (WAM). This model evaluates the impact of change at air, sea, and land border ports-of-entry. RTR principals have continuous experience in WAM data source identification, collection, and verification experiment design and have visited over 70% of all CONUS and OCONUS ports-of-entry.
RTR staff has served DHS, Customs & Border Protection, USVISIT, and legacy Immigration in evaluating the impact of changes to their physical facilities, their technology, and their policies over the past 15 years. The company has performed on-site data gathering and analysis at over 95% of all land ports-of-entry, all airport based ports-of-entry, and all seaport based ports-of-entry. RTR principals were instrumental in analyzing past programs and their impact of 9-11 on security and facilitation and security at the United States borders.