McManis & Monsalve Associates


With over 30 years experience as a firm and the expertise of over 35 associates at the top of their areas of expertise, McManis & Monsalve Associates is a leader in the related fields of management consulting and intelligence analysis. Our associates publish consistently in peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines on topics ranging from strategic planning, to analytic methodologies, to security and emergency management best practices. These publications include:

Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident (RIMS Magazine)

William Malone speaks to Hillary Tuttle about preparing organizations for active shooter incidents.
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Active Shooter Presentation to GE Canada

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6 Lessons Learned From Our Active Shooter Exercise
(Campus Safety, Oct. 2015, Vol. 23, No.7, pg. 44, By William C. Malone)

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Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation

By William C. Malone, CFE and Darryl Lawton

An overview of active shooter incident characteristics and examination of how organizations can assess and mitigate their risks (March 2015).

Workplace Violence

By William C. Malone, CFE

This presentation was given to members of the Avalon Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering on January 23rd, 2015 in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. It describes the roles and responsibilities of employers, behavioral indicators, as well as prevention and risk mitigation strategies for organizations. (January 2015).

Accelerated Analysis
The Mercyhurst Method: Agility and Speed for the 21st Century

By Diane Chido and Michael Lyden
Competitive Intelligence Magazine, September/December 2009,

An inside look at the accelerated analysis process developed at the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies.

Transforming Culture at the Public Buildings Service

By Diana Mungai, McManis & Monsalve Associates and Linda Osgood, PBS
The Public Manager Magazine, Volume 37, Number 4, Winter 2008-2009,

"An organization that furnished space and technical expertise to federal agencies
evolved into a provider of workplace solutions that help clients become more productive."

Evaluating Intelligence

By Kristan J. Wheaton, Mercyhurst College and Diane E. Chido, McManis & Monsalve Associates
Competitive Intelligence Magazine, September/October 2007,

"Evaluating Intelligence" is an article written by Diane Chido and Kristan Wheaton. It appears in the September/October 2007 issue of SCIP's CI Magazine. The article deals with the difficult issue of evaluating intelligence processes and products.

Defining Strategic – You and What Army?

By Kristan J. Wheaton, Mercyhurst College and Diane E. Chido, McManis & Monsalve Associates
Competitive Intelligence Magazine, March/April 2007,

The concept of resources at risk links all definitions of strategy and strategic together. All decisions involve risk and strategic decisions involve lots of risk but, more importantly, lots of risk to lots of available resources. Strategic decisions, then, are decisions where the resources at risk from the decision-maker’s perspective are large relative to the decision-maker’s total resources. Using this definition of strategic forces us to reconsider how we view each decisionmaker and what tools and methods we will apply to the problems each decisionmaker faces. It helps us see the issue from their standpoint.

Structured Analysis of Competing Hypotheses. Improving a Tested Intelligence Methodology

By Kristan J. Wheaton, Mercyhurst College and Diane E. Chido, McManis & Monsalve Associates
Competitive Intelligence Magazine, November/December 2006,

Analysis of competing hypotheses is a very logical process consisting of eight steps described in this article.

Ramping Up Large Non-Routine Projects: Lessons From the Successful 2000 Census

By Nancy Potok, COO, McManis & Monsalve Associates
IBM Center for the Business of Government, November 2005

This report is the story of a management success: Census 2000. Census 2000 counted the largest number of people in the history of the census. Data was provided to government leaders on time and under the projected budget. More than 3 .7 million census takers were recruited during the course of the census to reach recruiting goals and prepare for turnover, with more than 860,000 hired, trained, mobilized, and supporting the census at its peak. Tthe Census Bureau partnered with other federal, state, local, and nonprofit agencies to open and equip nearly 550 temporary regional and field offices, and printed 20 million maps for field workers to find people who had not responded by mail. Several major computer systems were developed, deployed, and integrated with other Census Bureau systems to provide the needed technical support for data collection, storage and dissemination, payroll, and project management.

Putting "Strategic" in Human Capital Management

By Philip Nathanson
The Public Manager, Fall 2005, Volume 34, Number 3

Federal agencies - particularly the IRS – are implementing a comprehensive human capital plan and using outcome measures for decision making, demonstrating results and driving continuous improvement in the agency.

Security Evaluation and Planning

By Marco A. Monsalve and James R. Sutton.
The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, Update 2003.

Security evaluation and planning services help building owners determine the levels of security protection for their building facilities and provide architects with security design criteria to use in building design.

Full text can be found in The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, Update 2003, prepared and developed by The American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects has a comprehensive source of information for many aspects of security on its Building Security Through Design. Included are references to publications, continuing education programs, conferences, and workshops.

Emergency Departments at Capacity: A Practical Approach to Resolving a Crisis

By John M. (Jay) Shiver, MHA, FAAMA, CHE and Philip Nathanson.
American Academy of Medical Administrators Executive, Fall 2003.

Healthy Work Environments: Striving for Excellence, Volume II

By Edward J. Schumacher, PhD, MPH.
Insights from a Key Informant Survey on Nursing Work Environment Improvement and Innovation, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), June 2003.