Mission-critical infrastructure must not only be designed and built to fulfill its purpose on day one, but it must remain fully operational for years and decades to come through the full range of today’s and tomorrow’s threats. Regardless of whether these threats consist of attempted breaches of secure areas, assaults using long-ranged weapons, cyber-based intrusions, or CBRN attacks originating from Nation-state adversaries, transnational terrorist groups, or criminal activity, we have the knowledge and experience to provide you solutions for a secure and reliable mission.
Long History of Service
More than 100 years of experience working with Federal clients
Entrusted by our nation with its highest-priority missions to ensure continued national security
We have the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to provide you answers, whether it’s a design to minimum UFC standards or a multi-tiered, unique security system to multiple high-level threats
Full Suite of Security Services
Our multi-discipline teams are tailored for your requirements. We have proven expertise across a broad range of security needs including physical security, protective design, cyber security, electronic security, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) design, biological and nuclear security, and the unique and challenging security requirements of data centers.
When your project requires even more specialization, we have a suite of proven industry partners to enhance our capabilities, which ensures that your needs are met by the exact proven solution. Our ability to tailor our approach to your precise needs translates to a delivered project that is within budget and of a level of quality that you would expect from someone with whom you’ve entrusted our nation’s security.
Black & Veatch specializes in providing innovative and safe design solutions for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) security including storage and transportation for microbiological, chemical, and nuclear materials. We have designed and constructed multiple biological laboratories which enhance the government’s existing disease surveillance systems to detect, report and respond to bioterrorism attacks, epidemics, and potential pandemics.
Black & Veatch provides special expertise needed in designing facilities and infrastructure connected to missile detection and launch. We have also designed multiple weapons storage and maintenance facilities.
Black & Veatch applies world‐class capabilities to ensure the highest possible level of cyber, physical, and electronic‐security on programs of critical national interest to numerous government agencies.
We provide design solutions of U.S. Government facilities including network protection design, BAS control protection, and data center protection supporting the Cyber warfighter mission.
Black & Veatch offers end-to-end data center delivery solutions including consulting, security, site-selection & assessment, planning, engineering & design, project management & construction services and O&M. We support clients in both the public and private data center space. As a premier, single-source provider of end-to-end solutions for data center facilities, we provide complete, comprehensive solutions that are supported by strong, national and international deployment capabilities, practical experience and proven technical expertise.
Black & Veatch specializes in the planning, programming, design, engineering, construction and maintenance of mission-critical systems. We employ a fully integrated in-house professional staff of technical experts to meet any design need for data center facilities or other critical infrastructure.
We support comprehensive communications and electronic security systems including intrusion detection, radiation detection, fire protection, alarm, and surveillance.
Our experts specialize in security planning, electronic/ biometric access control, perimeter barriers, remote video-based motion detection/surveillance/CCTV, cameras, security fencing and lighting, and central monitoring and control centers.
Black & Veatch offers a physical security offering that is unique in the industry. Our security expertise has been developed from over 50 years of sophisticated analysis and design of critical facilities for a wide range of governmental entities around the world.
We provide solutions for comprehensive security design, vulnerability assessments, perimeter security protection and design, fencing, vehicle barriers including access control points (ACP's), door hardware and hardening, security standard operating procedures (SOP's), forced entry protection, information and network security and secure communications for Federal agencies around the world.
Black & Veatch specializes in complex, and often one-of-a-kind programs requiring a high degree of specialist capabilities, including blast design, structural hardening and progressive collapse, ballistic protection and HEMP. Black & Veatch has a long history in the design of blast resistant and munitions related facilities.
Our Federal division was organized in 1946 for the specific purpose of designing explosive storage facilities for the nation’s developing nuclear weapons stockpile. The initial project involved U.S. bases worldwide and continued for several years. Since this initial project, Black & Veatch has maintained a staff of experts in this specialty while serving numerous clients almost on a continual basis.
Black & Veatch has designed and/or constructed roughly 1 million square feet of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF) space, including more than 10,000 square feet constructed within our own buildings. Black & Veatch provides flexible shielded design implemented with ICD + ICS 705 standards.
Our professionals design and build not only the SCIF envelope providing physical and acoustic barriers, but also the associated access controls and intrusion detection systems. Virtually all of our work with Department of Defense (DoD) agencies involves designing and/or constructing facilities that meet SCIF design and construction standards and Anti‐Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) requirements.
We understand your challenges
We collaborate closely with civilian and military Federal agencies and other institutions including the utilities, financial institutions, health agencies, and foreign government agencies to determine their unique goals and issues. From that knowledge, we develop comprehensive solutions that include cost effectiveness, constructability, and regulatory compliance in the local environment as well as meeting the security requirements. Our mission is to support clients in limiting mission downtime, casualties, facility damage, data loss, data breaches, intrusions and release or theft of sensitive material.
Improving Security Across Our History
Since 1915, Black & Veatch has been committed to developing and maintaining a reputation as a reliable and trusted partner with our clients. Our project experience ranges from simple perimeter security and access control to the sophisticated systems used to protect nuclear and biological materials in the U.S. and overseas. On every project, we capitalize on the more than 10,000 professional resources of Black & Veatch, selecting people with the best education, experience, and technical background to meet your specific goals. Our professionals are trained in a variety of proven approaches, both military and commercial, including the Sandia Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) and Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Option (VAPO).
Designing the optimal security solution requires more than engineering knowledge. It requires an understanding of mission parameters, strengths and vulnerabilities, threats and countermeasures, and most of all, human nature. We have developed this understanding through more than 100 years of service on diverse, secure Federal government programs. We are also fully independent from security equipment manufacturers, ensuring that our sole priority on every project is to find the right solution for your challenge. Nothing is more important than protecting our nation’s security.