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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

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    13 December 2018
    The Council’s premier year-end event brings together senior executives and homeland security leaders in both the public and private sectors. We had a wonderful night which included recognizing our new Chairman of the Board of Directors, John Saad of Guidehouse, presenting our Service Achievement Award for 2018 to Michael McCaul, and presenting our 3rd annual Recognition for Promoting Government–Industry Engagement to Christopher Piehota.  

    Thank you to our sponsors: ArdentMC * Aveshka * E3 Federal Solutions * Grant Thornton * Guidehouse * Oracle * Reed Tech * Schambach & Williams

  • 29 November 2018
    The Council held an Executive Briefing with John Fischer, Director of Technology Transfer & Scouting S&T Directorate. Mr. Fischer was named Director of Technology Transfer & Scouting S&T Directorate in October 2018. Mr. Fischer has been with DHS since 2015, previously serving as the Director of Chemical-Biological Defense Division. Prior to his time at DHS, Mr. Fischer worked with the Department of Defense as the Director of the Defense Laboratories Office.
  • 20 September 2018
    The Council welcomed Assistant Director Bean to an Executive Briefing about innovation at LMI’s offices on […]
  • 30 October 2018
    Dr. Zangardi shared 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.
  • 22 October 2018
    Council members traveled to Burlington, Vermont and Champlain, New York to visit critical operational facilities run by ICE and CBP. The three day program included briefings, discussions, and facility tours at the ICE ERO Law Enforcement Support Center; the Homeland Security Investigations’ Tip Line Operations and Bulk Cash Smuggling Center; and the ICE National Criminal Analysis & Targeting Center. Members also toured CBP’s Office of Field Operations at the Port of Entry in Champlain and participated in a Reverse Industry Day set of panels for the USCIS contracting personnel based in Burlington.

Upcoming Events

  • Executive Briefing with Robert Kolasky, Director of National Risk Management Center, DHS NPPD

    The council will host an Executive Briefing with Bob Kolasky, Director of the National Risk Management Center, NPPD and Daniel Kroese, Senior Advisor within NPPD. Building on the Council's Strategic Campaign on Cybersecurity, the briefing will address DHS's efforts to address evolving cyber threats through the creation of the National Risk Management Center, and the ways government and industry can partner to better plan for, manage, and mitigate risk.
    Schedule: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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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