Members of the Council representing large, mid-tier and small government contracting companies participated as guest speakers and moderators in the DHS Reverse Industry Day III.
Capgemini Government Solutions; Eagle Ray, Inc.; Flatter & Associates; Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i); Reed Tech, A LexisNexis Company; and Schambach & Williams Consulting
Industry executives and government leaders gathered at the Council’s Annual Dinner featuring keynote remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson.
Building off of the inaugural survey which established a baseline examination of the Department of Homeland Security, this report shifts focus to a mission-centric assessment of the broader Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). The goal was to collect insights directly from leaders on those mission-focused programs and initiatives that work well, are not achieving their intended goals, or may warrant greater emphasis by the new administration.
The forum was led by 18 Council members and focused on providing TSA program managers and contracting officials with the industry perspective of doing business with the DHS. It provided insight into how industry makes decisions and mitigates risk throughout the acquisition process. The session also highlighted how information sharing and engagement earlier and throughout the acquisition process can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.
The Council describes how the IoT will transform homeland security and raises the importance of strong government-industry partnerships.
The Council released its 2015 Annual Report at its Annual Membership Meeting on April 6th.
Council CEO was interviewed by Government Matters providing a reaction to Secretary Johnson’s February 11th State of Homeland Security address.
The Digital Binder contains a series of tabs that are intended to serve as reference materials for both the federal government and the private sector. Each tab includes information on how to improve and receive greater value from government – industry communication during certain activities that commonly take place during the acquisition process.
The Council and Grant Thornton LLP jointly unveiled an inaugural survey that kicks off a five-year 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise, at our Symposium & National Conversation. The survey, which serves as a baseline assessment of DHS management and operational issues, indicates the agency has made many improvements, but still faces challenges in the areas of management unification that impact mission accomplishment, as well as workforce recruitment, retention and succession planning.