Devis Joins the Council

We are excited and honored to welcome Devis as the newest member of the Council. Based in Arlington, Devis is a minority woman-owned small business providing software consulting services and solutions in the global Department of State, USAID and development space. “Devis is thrilled to join the HSDBC,” said Devis CEO Cristina Mossi, “We build and maintain cloud-based software and systems responsible for refugee and asylum workflow and case management and we look forward to collaboration with HSDBC members and the Homeland Security Enterprise to share the value we offer.”

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2018 Annual Report

The Council released its 2018 Annual Report at our Annual Members Meeting in April. The report provides a comprehensive overview of our activities last year and shines a spotlight on the impact and involvement of our members. It also includes a special 'Access | Insight | Influence in Action' section that details our efforts to achieve successful outcomes for both industry and government in the area of acquisition reform. Download the entire report here.


Homeland Security & Defense Business Council and Grant Thornton Unveil Fourth Annual Report on State of the Homeland Security Enterprise

The Council and Grant Thornton released the fourth annual 20/20 Project on the State of the Homeland Security Enterprise Report at the 2019 National Conversation, held on March 11th. Part of a five-year initiative centered on the “Shared Vision, Shared Challenges, and Shared Opportunities” between government and industry across the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE), the 2019 report focuses on the promise of innovation and the pain of bid protests in federal government acquisitions supporting the homeland security mission. Read more.


John Saad of Guidehouse Appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors

John Saad, a partner and the National Security Sector Leader at Guidehouse, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Council's Board of Directors. He has co-chaired our Thought Leadership Committee and as a Board Director co-chaired our Strategic Direction Committee. The announcement was made at the Council’s Annual Dinner in December.


Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Honors McCaul, Piehota at Annual Dinner

We were honored to present our Government-Industry Engagement Award to Executive Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Science & Technology Branch, Christopher Piehota, for his and his team’s incredible efforts to pursue what Chris has called “fruitful partnerships with the private sector.” Read more here.

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Three New Members Join the HSDBC Board of Directors

The Council recently announced the election of three new members to our Board of Directors. Brandon LaBonte, President and Chief Executive Officer of ArdentMC; Martin Mackes, Chief Delivery Officer at E3 / Sentinel; and Trey Theimer, Vice President and Account General Manager, Homeland Security at Perspecta, will help guide the overarching vision and direction of the Council and our programs and initiatives. Read more here.