Command Consulting Group

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Command Consulting Group
Industry Consulting
Government contractor
Founded April 2009
Headquarters Washington, DC, USA
Key people
W. Ralph Basham, Founder

Command Consulting Group, "CCG", is an international security and intelligence consulting firm, founded in 2009, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States. CCG provides advisory services for governments, corporations, and high net worth individuals.

The firm is mostly made up of career law enforcement, homeland security, military and intelligence officials with U.S. government operational backgrounds, but also includes political appointees from the Clinton, Obama and both Bush administrations.

The firms expertise lies in macro and micro security issues including: Customs Management and Trade Facilitation, Transportation and Aviation Security, National Security and Intelligence, Medical and Public Health Emergencies, Maritime Security, Safety and Dominance Awareness, Major Events Management, Law Enforcement Training and Integrity Monitoring, Head of State and VIP Security & Operations, Global Supply Chain and Port Security, Emergency Preparation, Response and Recovery, Continuity Planning, Border Security.[1]


Command Consulting Group was founded in 2009 by W. Ralph Basham, Joe Hagin, Steve Atkiss and Thad Bingel, all former senior officials in the United States Government.[2]

Basham served as the head of four of the eight operational components which makeup what is now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the United States Secret Service, US Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.[3]

Command Consulting Group principals have been outspoken critics of Boeing Corporation's handling of the Secure Border Initiative Program, SBInet.[4][5] They have also commented on the 2011 Tucson shooting and how to keep members of Congress and high-net-worth individuals safe.[6]

Joint Venture[edit]

Command at Sea International (CASI) is a joint venture of Command Consulting Group, created in September 2010 when retired Admiral D. Brian Peterman recognized the market for yacht security. CASI develops customized plans to address the safety and security needs for yachts.


For confidentiality and operational security reasons, Command Consulting Group does not disclose a list of its clients. The firm is known for its security advisory work on behalf of international governments, particularly in Latin America and the Middle East, ultra rich private individuals and heads of state, and for the assistance it provides to companies with security related products and services in helping grow their business.[7]

In rare public reporting on CCG’s activities, in February, 2011 Government Security News published a story about how CCG had been hired by the Government of Haiti to evaluate security at the Port-au-Prince International Airport, provide training to its security forces and recommend improvements to the technology used for screening passengers, baggage and cargo.[8]

CCG's only other publicly known client was SMobile Systems, a cyber-security company which focused on provided security software for mobile devices. Smobile Systems was sold to Juniper Networks in the Summer of 2010 for $74 million.[9][10]



  1. ^ Command Consulting, 2009
  2. ^ Silverberg, David. "Leadership Profile: Jan Lesher, Principal, Command Consulting Group". Homeland Security News, Insight, & Analysis, 2010. [1]
  3. ^ Silverberg, David. "Leadership Profile: Jan Lesher, Principal, Command Consulting Group". Homeland Security News, Insight, & Analysis, 2010. [2]
  4. ^ HSToday. "Border Security Funds For SBInet Reallocated To Alternate Technologies". [3]
  5. ^ Federal News Radio. "Analysis: Virtual fence 'fundamentally flawed'"
  6. ^ The Atlantic. "How to Protect Members of Congress."
  7. ^ "Security Concerns Of The Super-Rich". Forbes, Business in the Beltway. [4] October 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "Haiti hires U.S. consulting firm to provide airport security training". Government Security News. [5] February 15, 2011.]
  9. ^ "How Hackable is your Smartphone?". Federal News Radio
  10. ^ "Mergers and Acquisitions Activity". Eagle Online