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INDUSTRY SUPPORTING THE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION

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.

Read The Council's 2017 Annual Report here.

The Council is proud to release our 3rd annual report as part of the 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise. We began this 5-year long initiative in 2015, in partnership with Council member, Grant Thornton, to survey officials in the federal agencies responsible for overseeing the Enterprise, as well as executives and SMEs who comprise the Homeland Security Industrial Base. The goal is to assess and make recommendations on government—industry engagement and other challenges/opportunities that face the Enterprise.
To get a copy of this year’s Report, click here.

Council Events

Featured Recent Events

Upcoming Events

  • Save the Date: Executive Briefing with GAO Legal Counsel on the Drivers and Impact of Protests

    The Council will hold a special Executive Briefing with Ralph White, the GAO Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, on the drivers and impact of protests. Drawing on his decades of experience in bid protests, Mr. White will share his perspective on the steps both the private and public sectors can take to improve the acquisition process. This Executive Briefing is part of a series of programs aligned with the Council's Strategic Campaign on Acquisitions, and the 20/20 Project on the State of the Homeland Security Enterprise, to better understand how protests affect the efficiency, effectiveness, and cost of the acquisition system. 
    Schedule: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Save the Date: Executive Tour to Burlington, VT and Champlain, NY

    The Council is planning a visit to Vermont and New York to see and understand the local operations and facilities of USCIS, ICE, and CBP. Space will initially be limited to one representative per member company, but we will collect a waiting list. A detailed announcement is expected just after Labor Day.
    Schedule: 23 October 2018 - *Tentative Date*
  • Save the Date: HSDBC Executive Roundtable Breakfast with Dr. John Zangardi, DHS CIO

    Dr. Zangardi will share his viewpoints and planned efforts on IT enterprise modernization, cloud adoption, shrinking the data center footprint, cybersecurity, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and in accord with the Council’s mission, how to best leverage the capabilities of the private sector in these areas.
    Schedule: 8:00 am - 9:45 am

News

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.

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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