Our Partnerships

Center for Threat Management research is unique and exceptional as a result of the collaborative partnerships it maintains with federal, state, and local government, private sector, and academic organizations. As a non-profit corporation with a legacy originating in the federal government, CTM has a unique capability to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors to facilitate collaboration and innovation to meet threat management priorities. Through these partnerships, the resources, capabilities, and strategies of the “whole of society” can be examined comprehensively, free from political and commercial pressures, in order to identify the most effective solutions to a diverse and complex threat environment.

Federal Government

CTM’s lineage originates in solving the technical challenges associated with asymmetric threats to the military. As the similarities between threats faced overseas and domestically increased, engagement with federal agencies tasked with addressing these threats at home became critical. CTM continues those partnerships today, assisting federal agencies with identification, evaluation, and implementation of effective strategies to gaps in homeland security and defense capabilities.

Our federal partners

Department of Justice:

Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Counter-IED Unit
  • Evidence Response Team
  • Hazardous Devices School
  • Los Angeles Field Office
  • Los Angeles SABT Program
  • San Francisco SABT Program
  • Ventura Field Office
Department of Commerce:
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department of Defense:

U.S. Army

  • Armaments Research, Development, and Engineering Center

U.S. Navy

  • Naval Base Ventura County
  • Naval Air Weapons Center-Weapons Division
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group ONE
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO THREE
  • Naval Air Weapons Center-China Lake
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center-Indian Head
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center-Port Hueneme
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Detachment San Diego
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-Pacific, Navy Marine Mammal Program
Department of Homeland Security:
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Port of Hueneme
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Directorate of Science & Technology

U.S. Border Patrol

  • Los Angeles-Long Beach Regional Coordinating Mechanism
  • Tactical Unit
  • Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit

U.S. Coast Guard

  • Maritime Safety and Security Team-Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Maritime Safety and Security Team-San Diego
  • Maritime Safety Detachment-Santa Barbara
  • Regional Dive Locker West
  • Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach
  • Sector San Diego
  • Special Missions Training Detachment-West
  • Station Channel Islands Harbor
  • National Science Foundation, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

State and Local Government

With reductions in budget and increases in demand for services, state and local governments are increasingly burdened with responsibilities to ensure their own security and that of their constituents. Although federal government agencies are designated leads for many threat scenarios, capabilities at the local level are essential to mitigating threat effects and often represent the difference between an emergency and a catastrophe. Today, CTM continues an established legacy of assisting state and local agencies with identification, evaluation, and implementation of solutions to local threat management priorities.

Our state and local partners

State of California
  • California National Guard, 9th Civil Support Team
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Southern Region
City of Long Beach
  • Long Beach Police Department
  • Long Beach Police Department, Dive Team
City of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Port Police
  • Los Angeles Port Police, Dive Team
County of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Maritime Homeland Security Division
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Special Enforcement Bureau, Arson Explosives Detail
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Special Enforcement Bureau, HazMat Detail
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Special Enforcement Bureau, Special Enforcement Detail
State of Maryland
  • Maryland State Police
City of Oxnard
  • Oxnard Fire Department
City of Port Hueneme
  • Port Hueneme Police Department
Oxnard Harbor District
  • Port of Hueneme
County of Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Amateur Radio Emergency Services
  • Santa Barbara County Auditor
  • Santa Barbara County Clerk
  • Santa Barbara County Executive Office
  • Santa Barbara County Fire Department
  • Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
  • Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
  • Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
State of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Bomb Squad
City of Ventura
  • Ventura Fire Department
County of Ventura
  • Ventura County Fire Department
  • Ventura County Office of Education
  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services
  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Air Unit
  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Bomb Squad
  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT

Private Sector

As threats to commerce, critical infrastructure, and national security expand in scope and complexity, a regional strategy that leverages collaboration between the public and private sectors is an imperative. The private sector is an increasingly important partner in developmental and transitional technologies as well as logistics and operational surge capacity to support government threat management capabilities. CTM maintains a vast network of private sector partnerships to provide critical support its research activities.

Our private sector partners

  • Aerial Alchemy
  • Aerospace Corporation
  • Alakai Defense
  • American Red Cross, Ventura County
  • Applied Research Associates
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Channel Islands Chapter
  • Athenx, Inc.
  • Chiquita
  • CPO Containerschiffreederei (GmbH & Co)
  • DAGER Technology LLC
  • DCOR
  • Deep Ocean Engineering
  • Evolving Resources, Inc.
  • Fresh Del Monte
  • Goleta Star
  • I~PRISE Communications
  • Liquid Robotics Incorporated
  • Microwave Monolithics
  • National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
  • National Bomb Squad Commander’s Advisory Board
  • National Marine Mammal Foundation
  • Perceptronics Solutions
  • Ports America
  • Saab USA
  • Safe Environment Engineering
  • SciFly
  • Seatronics
  • SmartC2
  • Smartronix
  • Strategic Mobility-21
  • Tactical Operations Support Services
  • Teledyne Seabotix
  • VideoRay
  • Wamar Technologies


As an operational research organization, CTM holds at a premium its contribution to the greater body of knowledge. This knowledge is often a significant contributor to the efforts of academia, both in education programs and the applied research that supports leading edge technologies. In order to maximize the dissemination and utility of the knowledge provided through its research, CTM maintains partnerships with a number of leading academic institutions.

Our academic partners

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • California State University Channel Islands
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Ventura County Office of Education


CTM operates from its headquarters in Ventura County, California, and maintains a satellite office in San Diego.

If you would like to contact us regarding research opportunities, current and upcoming programs, or general information, we welcome your inquiries.

CTM Headquarters

(657) 229-5776

CTM San Diego

Brendan Applegate
(619) 616-5667