Welcome to the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable

Luncheon with Ari Schuler and Chris Pietrzak

Mr. Schuler and Mr. Pietrzak from CBP's Innovation Team will join us on May 2nd to talk about the direction the Innovation Team is taking, what types of technologies/solutions they are looking for, and the best R&D areas to invest in given current needs.

Luncheon with David Maurstad

David Maurstad On March 28th we’ll be hosting a luncheon with David Maurstad, FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, and Chief Executive of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Mr. Maurstad will be discussing the status of several FEMA software initiatives, the impacts of new legislation on FEMA programs, and overall priorities for FEMA in 2019.

Latest Events

Welcoming Greg Giddens (formerly CBP and VA), and David Grant (formerly FEMA and IRS) to the WHSR Advisory Group. Bios coming shortly. Both Greg and Dave have worked with WHSR in the past as speakers and participants in our programs with DHS. We are delighted to have them engage with us as Advisors!

Upcoming annual Holiday Reception for members and invited guests on December 5th.


Matt Roggow Last week we were joined by Matt Roggow, Deputy Chief LEOD of the U.S. Border Patrol. He provided an update on the current Southwest Border environment and mission needs from the Caravan to the overall technology and wall system.

Bill Weinberg

Our October Luncheon guest was Bill Weinberg, former CAE of ICE, and now with Guidepost Solutions. Bill lead a 3 hour Acquisitions training session for our members.

Mike Brown In September Mike Brown, CIO of ICE, gave us an update on ICE's changing Tech and Cyber landscape. He also discussed overall long-term strategic plans for the agency.

Coming soon!

BPIA Class 002: Starting early next year we'll be kicking off the second class of the Border Patrol Industry Academy.

CGIA Class 002: The second class of the Coast Guard Industry Academy will kick off shortly after the 1st class wraps up in March.

USSS: A new program with the Secret Service is in the works and will be launching in early 2019.


Our final trip for Class 001 of the Coast Guard Industry Academy will take place on February 24th-March 1st in San Francisco.

One of our own CGIA members, Mike Huffstetler of Leo A. Daly, was recently published in The Military Engineer Magazine for detailing his experience with the Coast Guard Industry Academy. You can read his article here.

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Upcoming Events

WHSR Luncheon
Thursday March 28th, 2019

Luncheon with David Maurstad, FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation


WHSR Luncheon
Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Ari Schuler and Chris Pietrzak from CBP's Innovation Team will join us on May 2nd



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