INSIDER EXCLUSIVE: What to know about the business of DHS

The Homeland Security Department represents a wide opportunity for government contractors. This Insider Exclusive features insights on DHS' priorities and how industry can support the department.

Our Dec. 1 Power Breakfast on Doing Business with the Homeland Security Department was a huge hit with a standing room only crowd.

Our sessions featured speakers from several DHS components – Customs and Border Protection, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The leader of DHS' Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization also was part of the lineup.

The speakers shared insights on technology needs, procurement trends, small business initiatives, and mission priorities. We also took a deep dive into the numbers at DHS that show how they spend their budget, who the top contractors there are and new department initiatives.

As WT Insiders, you have exclusive access to the recordings of these sessions. You can watch the entire event via the video links below.

Lessons from CISA - the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

CISA has a broad mandate to secure the nation's critical infrastructure and puts a special emphasis on cooperation and partnerships. In this fireside chat, CISA's chief acquisition executive David Patrick describes the agency's evolution and what its priorities are moving forward with a special emphasis on how industry can support those efforts.

DHS by the Numbers

We dive into the numbers at the Department of Homeland Security and look at what their spending patterns say about priorities and business opportunities ahead at DHS. Susan Rose, senior director of insights and content at GovExec, walks us through an analysis of DHS's budget and contracts.

The Small Business Opportunity at DHS

Darlene Bullock, executive director of DHS' Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, shares what small businesses need to know about doing business with the department. She offered advice and tips as well as what to avoid. Bullock also talked about the role of large businesses, who are constantly looking for small business partners.

Inside FEMA and CBP

Julie Koo of CBP and Scott Bowman of FEMA discuss IT initiatives at these two DHS components, as well as upcoming opportunities for government contractors. They go over some current contracts and what is in the pipeline for their agencies.