Today’s complex and interconnected environment requires an agile, unbiased and technically qualified analytic approach. Powell Strategies helps leaders cut through the noise to make informed decisions. By focusing on both existing and emerging requirements we help organizations make realistic resource, program and policy decisions so they are best positioned for current challenges and those over the horizon.

Services Provided

  • Research and Analysis

    Powell applies a disciplined systems approach to existing and potential issues

  • Policy Evaluation

    We assess the impact and value of existing policies and implications of change

  • Performance Metrics

    We develop and implement systems for measuring activities

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments

  • Organizational Analysis

    We conduct baseline environmental assessments
    We capture, document and refine user requirements
    We conduct capability and gap analyses 

Past Performance

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Policy and Plans
Conducted literature review and assessment of existing policies to examine the impact of changes in family structure on Veteran outcomes. Developed research methodology and fact finding guidelines and conducted comparative analysis of policies, programs and systems to identify best practices, similarities, and gaps.

Unknown-1U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Led a case study on the Madrid Train Bombings in support of the Office of Net Assessment. Examined and analyzed how the Red Components (radicalization, target selection, recruitment/personnel, command/control/communications, training/education/preparation, intelligence/counterintelligence, logistics, finance and weapons/tactics) contributed to the attack.


UnknownOffice of Marine Corps Communications
Provides onsite support to the Commandant of the Marine Corps with subject matter expertise for strategic communications and information sharing to allow for continued development, implementation and sustainment of communications initiatives for the Marine Corps. Powell Strategies provided analysis and interpretation of the external environment and identification of relevant issues and trends important to Headquarters Marine Corps, and evaluated the effectiveness of communication programs.  Strategic research & analysis activities included: environmental scanning; stakeholder research and analysis; audience research and measuring communication initiative and campaign effectiveness.


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  • “Powell Strategies has demonstrated they are an exceptional teaming partner.  Every time I have reached out to them, they have been responsive, demonstrated a sense of urgency, and always provided a high level of insight and expertise.  A true, trusted, and valued teammate.”

    Large defense contractor Corporate Executive
  • “Powell Strategies provided us with outstanding support in developing a communications strategy and plan for the VA’s Comprehensive Flow Management Initiative.”

    Dan Swedberg, SyntheSys LLC