Over the past decade, Advanced Geophysical Classification (AGC) technology has been developing through government-sponsored programs and project test sites. USA, along with other Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) firms, engaged in the progress of this technology and witnessed its acceptance by the Regulatory community. AGC technology is believed by USA and most of our industry to be a very worthy technology game-changer. AGC is proven to accurately differentiate between Targets of Interest (TOI), like Unexploded Ordnance, and non-hazardous metallic clutter, allowing for the efficient clearance of sites with potential safety risks.
In January 2018, USA’s AGC in-house team was given a challenge by USA’s President, Jonathan Chionchio which they readily accepted: Prepare and Achieve AGC Accreditation before the end of 2018.
In November 2018, USA passed the Demonstration of Capability at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, meeting the requirements for ISO/IEC 17025 and Dept. of Defense Quality System Requirements to perform AGC data collection and data processing for both dynamic and static surveys, and thereby achieving Dept. of Defense Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP) accreditation.
USA Environmental, Inc. is the 2nd Small Business MMRP Prime contractor and the 12th MMRP provider to achieve AGC accreditation.
Congratulations to USA’s AGC Team!
(pictured left-right) Ric MacNeil, Jeff Lewis, Ted Pate, Al Crandall, Allen Cochran and Scott Crandall stand behind a cart-mounted Time Domain Electrometric Multi-sensor Towed Array Detection System (TEMTADS) 2x2x3.