The Council’s Executive Briefings feature interactive and intimate discussions with key government officials from across the Homeland Security Enterprise. The programs are designed to promote engagement between the public and private sectors, and help our members gain a deeper understanding of government’s needs, priorities, and challenges.

Past Executive Briefings have featured:

  • James McDonnell - Assistant Secretary, DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office

  • Brock Long – Former Administrator, FEMA

  • Patricia Cogswell – Deputy Administrator, TSA; and John Wagner – Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, CBP

  • Dave Bottom - Chief Information Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS

  • Richard McComb – Chief Security Officer, DHS

  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS

  • Linda Jacksta, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support, CBP

  • David Grauel – Program Manager, Office of Biometric Identity Management, DHS

  • Scott Bean – Assistant Director of Information Technology Infrastructure Division, FBI

  • Ralph White – Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, GAO

  • John Fischer – Director, Technology Transfer and Scouting Program, Science and Technology Directorate

  • Robert Kolasky – Director, National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), DHS

  • Mark Kneidinger, Director, Federal Network Resilience, CISA

  • Kim Mills, Director, Entry/Exit Transformation Office, CBP Office of Field Operations

  • Michael Hermus, Chief Technology Officer, DHS

  • Vince Micone, Presidential Transition Officer and Senior Counselor, DHS

  • Michael Smith, Executive Director, DHS Office of Selective Acquisitions

  • Jaclyn Smyth, Director, DHS Strategic Sourcing Program Office