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Our Services

analysis hub

Valens Global produces analyses and threat assessments on the challenges posed by national and international security issues. We provide information, analysis, and strategies that anticipate and address complex and critical threats.

simulations hub

Valens Global designs and facilitates a variety of conflict scenarios that prompt participants to examine global threats as either Tabletop Exercises or in-depth Wargames in which participants evaluate information, collaborate with peers, and exercise decision making skills.

expert witness hub

Valens Global regularly provides expert witness services, including expert reports and oral testimony, in a variety of federal and state legal cases. This work includes criminal trials, civil lawsuits (e.g., victims of terrorism bringing suit against state sponsors of terrorism), and asylum cases.

government talent optimization hub

Valens Global’s talent optimization tools use the power of “people data” to help the government develop great leaders, inspire followers, optimize teams, and ensure their workforce is engaged at all levels.

irregular warfare hub

Valens Global provides analysis of global and regional irregular warfare threats and trends, and strategies to address them.

cyber threats hub

Valens Global provides strategic guidance to executives on assessing cyber risks and making decisions aligned to their mission.

our partners and clients share their thoughts

Yasmin Green
Yasmin GreenDirector of Research & Development for Jigsaw, LLC
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"I have had the pleasure of working with Valens Global on numerous projects designed to address and reduce the incidence of militant recruitment, targeted harassment, and the spread of hateful ideas and ideologies in the online space. Valens is a thoroughly impressive organization, not only in its outputs but also in its design. Valens incorporates cutting-edge leadership, management, and organizational design principles, some of which are unique to it. It boasts a stable of highly talented experts and analysts, and the organization obviously empowers people all the way down to the most junior levels to handle even the most daunting of challenges. My team and I are invariably thrilled when Valens ends up tackling one of the issues with which we are grappling."
Elizabeth Neumann
Elizabeth NeumannFormer DHS Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention
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"During my tenure at DHS, I had the opportunity to work with Valens on several major projects. Most critically, the company played an important role in crafting the 2019 Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence - the Department’s first Counterterrorism Strategy. Faced with a seemingly impossible project timeline, Valens was able to quickly organize a process for delivering a quality product in record time, doing so by fusing deep subject matter expertise with the utmost professionalism and responsiveness to feedback on the product. Their team handled a multitude of challenges, including often having to navigate disagreements and competing visions and directions for the document, and did so with patience and humility and remained a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Valens stands out among other contractors for their unique mix of work quality, subject matter expertise, and outstanding character."
Max Brooks
Max BrooksBestselling Author & Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council
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"Valens Global allows us to envision, and in so doing, prevent, our darkest nightmares."
Dr. Mark Stout
Dr. Mark StoutDirector of the MA in Global Security Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University
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“Several times I have hired the Valens team to run strategic simulations for the graduate students in our Global Security Studies program. Valens always puts together a well-organized, well-documented game that really challenges the players and leads them to important insights. The students love them so much that we’ve made these simulations a regular undertaking.”
Erroll Southers
Erroll SouthersUniversity of Southern California, an internationally recognized expert on counterterrorism, public safety, infrastructure protection, and homeland security
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“As someone who has known and worked closely with Valens Global since its founding in 2014, I can confidently say that it provides invaluable insight and expertise across a wide range of national security challenges. Valens Global's cutting-edge research goes places that other experts have left unexplored, and the company's commitment to lasting values and integrity make them mavericks in the field. Valens is a smart company that prioritizes doing the right thing.”
Tricia Bacon
Tricia BaconAssociate Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University
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I brought in the Valens team to run an immersive simulation for two of my classes in the spring 2021 semester, and am thrilled to have done so. The depth of the plot, the world building, and the vivid characters inhabiting the game universe rewarded close attention and intense engagement. Several of my students ranked Valens’s simulation as among the best and most memorable experiences they had during their academic careers. Highly recommended to other academics who are interested in innovative and tactile approaches to their subjects.

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