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THE PRIVATE SECTOR'S LEADING VOICE IN HOMELAND SECURITY

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is a membership organization that has advanced the interests of companies working in the homeland security marketplace for 10 years by facilitating the vital exchange of ideas and perspectives between senior executives in industry and government.

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Council Senior Advisor Rick Saunders Published in the CIP Report

Council Senior Advisor Rick Saunders wrote about infrastructure and small business security and resilience in the June 2014 CIP Report. The article, published by the George Mason University School of Law, discusses the unique challenges faced by small businesses with respect to both physical and cyber infrastructure. A copy of the report can be found below. The CIP Report

Strategic Planning Focus in the DHS Secretary’s Memo

The Council applauds Secretary Jeh Johnson’s Unity of Effort memo and highlights the opportunities for government and industry to work together to bring more effectiveness and efficiency to the Department of Homeland Security, in a blog post featured in the Federal Times.

Article: Competing for IT Talent

Marc Pearl, Council President & CEO, discusses the reality of the federal government’s IT budget coupled with the challenges in competing for the top IT talent in the Federal Times DHS Blog. Click here to read the blog.  

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Initiatives and Programs

  • Executive Tours

    Executive Tours give senior executives and SMEs of Council member companies the opportunity to witness firsthand the unique operational challenges of homeland security in the Washington region and across the country.

  • Public Policy Initiatives

    The Council’s Public Policy activities focus on developing a strong dialogue and exchange of perspectives and priorities between industry leaders and Members of Congress, senior committee staff, and legislative officials from the relevant federal agencies, on the vital policy issues impacting the homeland security enterprise.

  • Thought Leadership Committee

    The Thought Leadership Committee brings together the best and brightest thought leaders from our member companies to engage with administration officials, congressional leaders, and other stakeholders in a manner that allows them to share ideas and lessons learned, and to offer insightful points of view on the most pressing issues […]

  • Executive Roundtables

    Executive Roundtables, moderated by Council leaders, are our premier lunch-hour programs that give our senior-level members the opportunity to engage with the top public sector officials in the homeland security community

  • Executive Briefings

    Executive Briefings are driven by our Thought Leadership Committee and feature discussions with high-level government officials around three priority initiatives:  cyber and IT infrastructure protection, border management and immigration reform, and improving the acquisition process and the management of the entire homeland security enterprise.

  • Industry-Government Homeland Security Receptions

    The Council hosts quarterly receptions to give homeland security senior executives, leaders, and officials from the private and public sectors an opportunity to gather in a casual environment to exchange perspectives.

  • Annual Dinner

    The Council hosts a year-end celebration to gather with members and guests committed to the homeland security mission, and to honor the recipient of our Lifetime Distinguished Service Award.

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