The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is a membership organization that has advanced the interests of companies working in the homeland security marketplace for 12 years by facilitating the vital exchange of ideas and perspectives between senior executives in industry and government.

Council Events

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    27 January 2016
    Council Members heard from Luke McCormack, CIO of DHS, on his current priorities at an Executive Roundtable.
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    09 December 2015
    Boston Police Commissioner William Evans delivers the keynote address at the Council's 2015 Annual Dinner.
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    09 November 2015
    Russell Deyo, DHS Under Secretary for Management, discussed his key management priorities during the keynote address at the Council's 2015 Symposium & National Conversation.
  • HSDBCSeattle

    19 October 2015
    The Council brought 21 members to Seattle, WA for an Executive Tour focused on the homeland security operations in the Pacific Northwest. The three day tour included briefings from and visits to the Coast Guard Base, CBP’s Office of Field Operations and Border Patrol, DHS Pacific Northwest Inter-Agency Task Force, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USCIS, and the TSA.
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    02 September 2015
    Gary Carter, Executive Director of the DHS Office of Program Accountability and Risk Management (PARM) briefed Council members on PARM's work across the Department.

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Digital Government – Industry Acquisition Communication Binder

The Digital Binder contains a series of tabs that are intended to serve as reference materials for both the federal government and the private sector. Each tab includes information on how to improve and receive greater value from government – industry communication during certain activities that commonly take place during the acquisition process.

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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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