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.


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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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  • Awards

    Powell Strategies received the 2021 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for our commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses. This award signals our commitment to helping veterans reach their employment potential. This marks the second year in a row Powell Strategies has earned the Gold Medallion Award.

  • Awards

    On December 07, 2020, Powell Strategies is pleased to announce it has been named on the prestigious 4th annual Vet100 list - honoring the fastest growing veteran-owned and operated businesses from the annual Inc. 5000 list! The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

  • Awards

    Powell Strategies was recently honored by the 2020 AVA Digital Awards, receiving the platinum award in the Digital Marketing, Social Campaign category for our work supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. We were also honored at the 2019 MarCom awards with a platinum award in the Print Media category, a gold award in the Video/Audio category, and three honorable mentions.

  • VIP

    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.

  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.