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

Featured Recent Events

  • 04 May 2017
    A group of Council members traveled to Huntsville, AL for an Executive Tour to visit the FBI's Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center and ATF’s National Center for Explosives Training & Research.
  • 02 March 2017
    FBI Assistant Director Richard Haley spoke about his strategy and goals managing the agency's finance and facilities, at our roundtable moderated by Christine Ayers, Partner at PwC.
  • 15 December 2016
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson delivers the keynote remarks at our Annual Dinner.
  • 01 December 2016
    CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan discusses his perspectives on the issues that will drive the homeland security agenda moving forward with Council Chairman Marcus Collier.
  • 09 November 2016
    Council members toured the FBI Academy and Critical Incident Response Group operations on our Executive Tour to Quantico, VA.

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Council News

2016 Annual Report

The Council released its 2016 Annual Report at its recent Annual Members’ Meeting. The report provides an overview of the organization’s ongoing efforts bringing industry and government together to develop substantive forums and engagement models.

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Key Initiatives

  • 20/20 Project

    The 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise is a five-year initiative of the Council designed to provide insights and perspectives from both government officials and industry executives as a foundation of information, education, best practices and suggested action leading up to the year 2020.

  • Framework for Engagement

    With the input of Council members, we developed a Framework for Government – Industry Engagement through the Planning and Execution of the Acquisition Process. The Framework provides a timeline of communication needs, the purpose and benefits of engagement, and suggested types of engagement.

  • Acquisition Communication Binder

    As a follow-up to our Framework workshops, the Council developed the “Digital Government – Industry Acquisition Communication Binder.” The Binder provides 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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