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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    05 March 2014
    Council member Angela Carrington, Vice President and Partner at IBM, moderated our Executive Roundtable with Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary of the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate.
  • MeetandGreetFeb2014

    11 February 2014
    Council members discussed homeland security priorities with Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ).
  • ExBriefJan2014

    23 January 2014
    The Council held a Thought Leadership Committee Executive Briefing with Wolf Tombe, the Chief Technology Officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on January 23rd.
  • January2014ERT

    08 January 2014
    Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discussed his agency's priorities with Council members at our January Executive Roundtable.
  • PearlBorrasSchambach

    12 December 2013
    Members and friends gathered at our Annual Dinner where Rafael Borras, DHS Under Secretary of Management, delivered the keynote address and was presented with the Council’s Lifetime Distinguished Service Award.

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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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