About RSN

RSN Mission Statement

Drawing together leading experts from across multiple disciplines to analyze specific critical incidents and threats in order to discern systemic weaknesses and develop timely responses necessary for our nation to survive and thrive in an increasingly hostile world.

Established as a non-profit, charitable, 501(c)3-certified professional services organization, the Research Strategies Network (RSN) provides advice, performs research, and develops solutions for operational and policy challenges facing a full range of public and private sector partners whose missions support the national security of the United States and its allies.

RSN focuses on Resilience, Public Service, and National Security.

RSN exists as a research and educational organization, focusing on issues in national security, international affairs, counter-terrorism, and public safety.  The Network is focused on improving governments’ and the public’s understanding of and response to critical incidents and crises, as well as governments’ and the public’s capacities to anticipate, prevent, and manage these incidents effectively.  The service component includes development of strategies to support first responders, wounded warriors, veterans, and their families within the community.

The existing threat of terrorism, for example, frequently involves organizations with boundaries limited to ideals which motivate its participants toward destructive acts against innocent civilians.  Such threats must be examined with candor, by a range of professionals including experts who are actively encountering the threats.


Big Data Publication

RSN President, Greg Saathoff M.D., Edits New Publication on Big Data – January 2015

rsnBigDataPublicationRSN President, Greg Saathoff served as an editor and contributor for the upcoming book, Application of Big Data for National Security: A Practitioner’s Guide to Emerging Technologies. The book will be released in early 2015. While not yet available, the book is available for pre-order from Amazon using the following link:


ACC Threat Assessment Conference

artlicle photo for acc conference postThe CIAG participated in the FBI Threat Assessment at the Atlantic Coast Conference University Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response Conference held at the University of Virginia’s Newcomb Hall on June 17th, 2014. Andre Simons was the main speaker and was recently featured in the October 2014 issue of Esquire in an article by Tom Junod, which is titled “A Radical New Look at Mass Shooters. Why They do it and How to Stop Them”.