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 examples of the delays and challenges that exist throughout the end-to-end cycle of waiting out these adjudications. The CSO informed attendees that he is exploring ideas for change that focus on transparency, increased communication, and finding more opportunities for reciprocity. Additionally, his office has reached out to the Council to get specific examples to provide a better picture of the challenges industry is facing (see the Thought Leadership section for more information). Thank you Battelle for hosting this event!