Our Projects

Our Projects

When your team contracts with Constellation, you gain a partner equally dedicated to your mission. We support our clients from planning to launch and beyond, allowing your team to continuously exceed expectations. We're supported countless missions throughout our existence, but feel free to read about a few of our favorite projects below.

PARE | Keeping Waits Short at Peace Bridge

The Mission:

Mitigate the potential for increased border wait times for all commercially owned vehicles (COVs) entering the United States at the Peace Bridge

The Client:

The Achievement:

This program greatly decreased bottlenecks created by unprepared commercial vehicles queuing for cash/credit collection, and the manual input of eManifest records. Advance input of electronic truck manifests increased 350% and cash/credit user-fee collections decreased 87%. PARE improvements freed time for officers to focus on their security mission while improving truck throughput for low-risk trade by more than 30%.

Our Support:

The Constellation Team helped CBP manage the complex relationships between the trade community, border agencies and public authorities: each of these stakeholders were critical to the success of this initiative.

Praise for Constellation:

The Constellation Team was honored to receive the Certificate of Merit from the World Customs Organization (WCO) for “rendering exceptional service to the international customs community” on this project.

CBP | Visualizing Performance through Dashboards

The Mission:

Improve port performance to support travel and tourism within the United States. Monitor key performance metrics on an on-going basis in order to understand trends.

The Client:

The Achievement:

Constellation produces a series of monthly management dashboards focused on port staffing, scheduling of personnel, operational effectiveness, adherence to best practices and degree of implementation of technology innovations.

Our Support:

Constellation reviews and analyzes information on airport performance for the client. Using data visualization techniques, our team reports that highlight successes, areas of concern and recommendations for solutions. Constellation maintains historical tracking on these dashboards so that management and stakeholders can see trends over time.

National Fire Academy | Training Emergency Personnel

The Mission:

Develop a new welcome presentation that helps orient incoming National Fire Academy students to the National Emergency Training Center campus, including introducing students to important contact information.

The Client:

The Achievement:

Design staff developed and finalized the National Emergency Training Center Welcome Presentation. This video, which utilizes 3D movement throughout the campus, was well received by National Fire Administration student.

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Our Support:

Constellation staff quickly adopted new tools to complete this project in record time. To develop this presentation, Constellation staff trained themselves on a new software that enabled them complete a high quality video, while updating and reformatting outreach handouts.

DNDO | Protecting the Nation from Nuclear Threat

The Mission:

In 2009, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) was split out of DHS Science and Technology (S&T) by Congress to provide more focus on protecting the nation from nuclear threats. Standing on its own at DHS Headquarters, DNDO needed to build its own CIO organization to ensure IT compliance with DHS direction.


Praise for Constellation:

In 2010, Constellation received DNDO’s Directors Award recognizing our outstanding accomplishments as a part of the Governance Core Team establishing processes and practices that are still being used today.

The Client:

Our Support:

Constellation, a voting member of DHS’s Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence, represented DNDO at DHS for all Enterprise Architecture activities. Our team designed and institutionalized integrated a CPIC and EA function for DNDO with a governance process to oversee all DNDO IT activities.

CBP | A Smooth and Effecient Reopening at Laredo

The Mission:

Reconfigure Laredo's pedestrian crossing to better facilitate flow. Reintroduce the environment to pedestrians with minimal confusion.

The Client:

The Achievement:

The Laredo port adopted an improved port layout after Constellation partners modeled several scenarios simulated with real world data. After selecting the optimal scenario from the models, the port constructed and reopened pedestrian crossing at the Convent Avenue Port of Entry.

Our Support:

Constellation sent staff to observe the site on the first few days of reopening, adjusting pedestrian flow to interact better with signage. These on-site adjustments decreased the need for officers to assist pedestrians navigating the reconfiguration from 5 to 1, freeing up time to support their law enforcement mission.