January 2009: Espousing an innovative concept, the new firm NSAWW provides all the services of a traditional business intelligence company but with an additional twist – it also acts as a small advisory boutique that identifies potential targets for takeovers, oversees rights issues and the like. Working exclusively with companies that specialize in homeland security and intelligence, the firm already counts Triple Canopy, the Visual Defence Inc. Group (a Canadian centralized electronics systems company) and SPADAC (a Virginia-based firm dealing in geospacial intelligence) among its very first customers. NSAWW is endeavoring at present to flesh out its board of advisors. After recruiting former U.S. administration officials in September, it has just appointed Mario Possamai, a Canadian investigator specializing in money laundering and organized crime, to the panel. Possamai worked for years for Lindquist Avey before it was bought out by Kroll. Another recent recruit is major general Henry Stratman, former deputy chief of staff for doctrine at the headquarters of the Training and Doctrine Command. They will join senior U.S. officials already appointed to the board, among them the former director of the DIA, Harry Soyster; ex chief of staff at the National Security Council, Don Kerrick; and the former executive director of the Missile Defense Agency, Patricia Sanders. Founded in June 2007 and headed by the former vice president for homeland security at Raytheon, the 35-year-old Courtney Banks, NSAWW employs several US Secret Service veterans as well as two former executives of Diligence LLC, Charles Kestenbaum, who was in charge of the company's operations in the Middle East, and Whitley Bruner, who worked for the CIA for 27 years.