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.

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.

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. 

HSDBC 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 […]

HSDBC 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 Tour to Clarksburg, WV

On June 25th and 26th, the Council brought 27 members to visit the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The FBI’s CJIS is a high-tech hub that provides a range of state of-the-art tools, technologies, and services to law enforcement, national security, and intelligence community […]

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 […]

Thought Leadership Committee Meeting

Our quarterly Thought Leadership Committee meeting on February 22ndfeatured Dave Bottom, CIO of DHS Intelligence & Analysis.  He discussed the three major duties of his job which include intelligence for DHS (data, tools, infrastructure); figuring out how to integrate operations and intelligence across the department; and information sharing between DHS […]