The SPP Executive Team brings a combination of operational and planning experiences together with vast technical knowledge in formulating real world solutions to today’s complex security and resiliency challenges.
Our specialized teams of former Military, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Emergency Management and Industry professionals have been providing clients with cutting edge 21st century capabilities since 2005. Key personnel have in-depth expertise in the application of advanced strategies based on threat and vulnerability, budget, need, practicality, and suitability.
Strategic Planning Partners is lead by Peter J. Sammis.
Mr. Sammis is a 25 year retired veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a founding principal of two specialized companies offering security consulting, technology, and program management services. Strategic Planning Partners LLC (SPP) and Project SAFEguard (PSG) have engaged with hundreds of large and small corporations, municipalities, transportation authorities, school districts, universities, U.S. government agencies and foreign government entities.
As a Coast Guard Officer, Captain Sammis was assigned significant operational roles on high profile events including TWA Flight 800 recovery and Exxon Valdez operations. He was assigned to New York immediately following 9/11 serving in multiple capacities including Chief of the Coast Guard's Operations and Planning Sections. As Chief of Coast Guard security operations in New York, Captain Sammis was responsible for the development of new organizational and operational constructs as well as the coordination of activities and resources in cooperation with numerous Federal, State and local agency partners.
Having extensive knowledge of program management processes and federal regulations Mr. Sammis founded SPP in 2005. SPP corporate clientele include large pharmaceutical, financial, publishing and manufacturing clients. SPP currently manages security operations and sensitive security information control for the MTA/Long Island Railroad on capital projects in the New York metropolitan area. The company has also developed and executed tactical maritime, special operations and dignitary protection training and operational programs for foreign government in North Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Sammis co-founded PSG in 2012 to provide web-based security solutions for deployment in both public and private sector environments. PSG hosts digitally integrated facility security and crisis management platforms for a variety of clients. The PSG web portal depicts procedural and communications protocols alongside real-time video and sensor feeds in a single application for tactical response and crisis management. Police, Fire and EMS agencies may simultaneously view multiple real time events occurring at client facilities to coordinate response activities. The PSG platform also shares real time information with law enforcement and first responder groups through command center and mobile applications to maximize critical activities and execute fully coordinated response measures.
Michael Griffin has extensive experience in maritime security, crisis management, strategic planning, training and emergency preparedness. This includes 20 years as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) acting in multiple capacities including ICS Planning Section Chief, Intelligence Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Homeland Security Coordinator and Readiness Planner. He played a central role in the formulation of Emergency Response Plans in conjunction with various state & local government agencies since 9/11 and has developed numerous emergency plans for a variety of public and private sector organizations. He has also developed and facilitated full scale and tabletop exercises, training programs and emergency management seminars.
He was responsible for development, implementation and coordination of the USCG’s new Maritime Homeland Security program on Long Island after 9/11. He established liaison with all federal, state, county and local law enforcement, emergency services, and intelligence entities to effectively task resources to respond to incidents as well as increase security presence on the waterways. He was appointed to five major interagency committees with oversight of Counter-Terrorism, Homeland Security and Intelligence. He acted as primary USCG Liaison to elected officials on Long Island including all Senate and Congressional Offices and Legislatures.
Upon assignment to New York City in 2003 he was responsible for development of all-hazards ICS emergency plans for USCG Sector New York. He led the planning, development and execution of the all COOP planning elements. He was the lead USCG liaison for development of maritime security plans for port operations during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City responsible for field coordination with Federal, State and local federal law enforcement and emergency management Partners.
Upon his departure from active duty in 2005, Commander Griffin has consulted with various government agencies and private corporations, specializing in homeland security and emergency preparedness services. In addition, he provides consulting services in the areas of vulnerability assessment and risk analysis, regulatory support, NIMS/ICS planning, training and exercise development, operational continuity & recovery planning and government/private sector cooperative development.
In 2006, Commander Griffin was called back to government service as the Situation Manager for the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. He managed a 30 person interagency team during a 3-month initiative to develop a new situational awareness and information node for incorporation in existing operational constructs. He was responsible for oversight of the overall process including the framework and formal approach for drafting an SOP for approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. He executed a series of exercises to validate the new situation cell construct and conducted senior level briefs to ensure National Buy-in. He also spearheaded an outreach program to private sector, local agency and federal partners to enable effective implementation of this new model. He holds a Secret security clearance.
Since September 2009, Mr. Griffin has been a Project Leader for SPP’s Rapid Reaction Force and Intelligence Fusin Center Training Programs in the United Arab Emirates. SPP’s development of a comprehensive Rapid Reaction Force Training Program has provided our client with a world class program that will meet their specific requirements and stands as a model of excellence