Ensuring the safety and security of our borders and transportation systems requires in-depth
understanding of the critical industries supporting and relying on these networks.
IEc characterizes the various processes and entities involved, and how they might be
affected by new regulations or programs.
Using data and information obtained from trade organizations and literature,
government agencies, and industry reports, IEc provides statistics and information
describing the number and size distribution of key types of entities, their financial
performance, typical supply chain processes, and the affordability of compliance requirements.
To enhance our understanding of these processes and entities, IEc regularly conducts interviews
with representatives of industry, trade groups, U.S. and foreign governments, and academic experts.
We are adept at handling large quantities of industry data, which we organize into Access
or SQL server databases and analyze using statistical methods and software. Each analysis
is carefully framed to ensure that the resulting summary data are useful for policy analysis.
We take care to work with our clients to ensure that the level of detail and descriptive
characteristics provided are appropriate to support the broader research effort.