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.

Council Events

Recent Events

  • Feb2015ERT

    14 January 2015
    The Council hosted León Rodríguez, Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, at an Executive Roundtable on January 14th.

    16 December 2014
    Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard spoke to Council members at our December Executive Roundtable moderated by Marcus Collier, SVP at General Dynamics IT.
  • Annual Dinner 2014

    11 December 2014
    Admiral James Loy was presented with the Council’s Lifetime Distinguished Service Award at its 10th Anniversary Annual Dinner at the Willard InterContinental. Admiral Loy spent 45 years in the public sector and served as the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Administrator of TSA, and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
  • Port of LA

    03 November 2014
    Twenty-three members representing 18 member companies attended the Council's Executive Tour in the Los Angeles region November 3rd-5th. The visit included tours, briefings, and discussions with the Coast Guard and CBP at the Ports of LA and Long Beach; CBP, TSA, and local officials at the LAX Airport; and various agencies at the JRIC.
  • SecretaryJohnson

    18 September 2014
    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered the keynote address at the Council's 10th Anniversary Symposium and National Conversation on the Future of the DHS Enterprise.

Upcoming Events


Council News

Council Highlights Importance of Cybersecurity in Maritime Environment

The Council discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the maritime transportation environment in the Federal Times DHS Blog. During our recent Executive Tour to LA, our members saw firsthand how sophisticated maritime operations are and how a disruption to a port can have a large and cascading impact on our economy and way of life. […]

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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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