Who We Are

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is a not-for-profit, non-partisan corporate membership organization comprised of the leading large, mid-tier, and small companies that support the Homeland Security Enterprise with best-in-class technology, product, and service solutions. The senior executives and subject matter experts from our member companies provide critical perspectives and insights to drive our activities that inform the issues impacting the broader HSE. Our unique initiatives and programs focus on building better engagement models between industry and government, by bringing together public and private sector leaders and facilitating intimate collaborative dialogues on the best ways to address our nation’s critical homeland security issues.

Our Mission

To bring government and industry leaders in the HSE together to build and strengthen relationships, increase knowledge sharing, and improve the way we conduct business together.  

Our Value Proposition

Through a diverse set of programs & initiatives, the Council provides Access, Insight, and Influence through:

  • Forums for government officials from across the HSE to share their priorities and challenges, and exchange insights with industry experts

  • High-level interaction and peer-to-peer networking with your competitors and strategic partners

  • Opportunities to provide individual, corporate, and collective thought leadership to drive behavioral and/or cultural changes that improve homeland security-related processes and policies

Our Programs & Initiatives

Our programs and initiatives facilitate an open, transparent, and vital exchange of ideas between senior executives from the homeland security industry and their counterparts in government from a range of agencies and components, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the intelligence community. Our current programs focus on addressing the barriers to innovation in the HSE; improving acquisition and procurement processes; advancing IT modernization/cybersecurity efforts; and developing state-of-the-art solutions for immigration and border security.

To learn more about the Council, please contact info@homelandcouncil.org.