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 […]

National Conversation and Release of the 20/20 Project Report

The Council held its National Conversation at the Waterview Conference Center featuring the release of our 3rd 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise report. The event featured a panel discussion with former government officials now in industry and three conversations with senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Panelists: […]