Executive Briefing with John Fischer, Director of Technology Transfer & Scouting S&T Directorate

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.

Executive Briefing with Scott Bean – Assistant Director, FBI IT Infrastructure Division

The Council welcomed Assistant Director Bean to an Executive Briefing about innovation at LMI’s offices on September 20th. Detailing the budget, workforce, and bureaucratic obstacles often facing government officials in his position, Mr. Bean shared how he works to foster innovation and build a cadre of next generation leaders unafraid […]

Executive Briefing with GAO Legal Counsel on the Drivers and Impact of Protests

The Council held a special Executive Briefing on October 3 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 shared 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. 

Executive Briefing on Immigration ID Verification

The Council held an Executive Briefing and Government-Industry Reception at the Phoenix Park Hotel on August 2nd. Building on our Strategic Campaign focusing on Immigration and Border Security, the Council hosted John Wagner, the Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner from CBP’s Office of Field Operations, and Patricia Cogswell, the Deputy Administrator of TSA, who spoke […]

Executive Briefing with David Grauel, Program Manager, Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology, DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management

On June 13th, Council members were briefed by David Grauel, the Program Manager of the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) system within the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) in that NPPD. OBIM is the lead provider of enterprise “Match-Store-Share-Analyze” biometric identity services for DHS and other federal agencies. Mr. Grauel […]

Executive Briefing with Brock Long, FEMA Administrator

On June 5th, Council members were briefed by Brock Long, the Administrator of FEMA, on its new Strategic Plan and his vision for the agency. During the event, Administrator Long highlighted the challenges associated with trying to reduce the complexity of FEMA, and to become an agency that focuses only on […]

Executive Briefing with Richard McComb, Chief Security Officer, DHS

Council members met with Rich McComb, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for DHS, who was joined by Kimberly Lew, Executive Director of Enterprise Wide Policy and Oversight in the CSO’s office. The focus of the discussion was on the contractor fitness determination process, and our members provided the speakers with […]