25 years of DoD Service.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in C&T Thought Leadership

For over 25 years, C&T has met the highest standards for the most demanding clients in the industry.   

First the US Navy:  In 1987, C&T completed its first laboratory audit by Navy contractors and began laboratory testing to support clean up projects at the Marine Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA.  Our Department of Defense (DoD) work continued with site investigation labwork at the Hunters Point and Mare Island Naval Shipyards around San Francisco Bay.

Then the US Army and the US Air Force: C&T was approved to provide services to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the spring of 1989 and for the US Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) in 1993.

This month C&T celebrates its 25th anniversary providing analytical services for the DoD. A number of our key personnel, including the Lab and QA Directors as well as Client Services and Wet Chemistry Department Managers remain with C&T from 1988. Since that first project, C&T has completed hundreds of task orders, and today operates one onsite laboratory for the Navy and is completing 25 task orders at a dozen different defense sites in the Pacific and across the United States.

Detailed reporting & accreditation: Today, as in the past, DoD labs must provide extensive electronic and paper reporting requirements including fully defensible third party validated data packages for all work performed upon request. Fortunately, DoD merged its USACE, Navy, and AFCEE programs creating the DoD Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) using the DoD Quality Systems Manual (QSM) as a standard of practice.

Laboratories providing services to the DoD, must at their own expense, obtain accreditation services from one of four internationally recognized laboratory Accrediting Bodies (AB) performing conformity assessments to ISO/IEC 17025 the international standard for laboratory quality systems, as well as the DoD QSM. Due to deteriorating state-run AB performance eroding the NELAP program’s credibility, DoD-ELAP and DoD-QSM are today’s gold standard for laboratory quality systems and accreditation in the United States.

C&T’s extensive experience providing environmental test and measurement services to the worlds most demanding clients is your assurance of quality.