The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable is a 501c(6) non-profit group of 40-50 individuals from companies who are actively engaged in homeland security policies, practices, procedures, and procurements as a user or supplier of homeland security equipment or services designed to protect the US homeland.
Our luncheons generally feature a senior level DHS official who will give a brief overview in the 5-7 minute range, fairly informal in nature - and then questions are taken from the audience. We have designed the Roundtable to be an open dialogue between Roundtable members and public officials who impact, influence and set policy and procedures affecting the U. S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state and local organizations that are engaged in homeland security efforts. We have an occasional breakfast meeting.
We strive for a setting that fosters open conversations between WHSR members and the DHS representative to establish how industry can better serve the needs of DHS in the specific department or mission area being represented.
"Triumph Enterprises, Inc. is most appreciative of the opportunity to be an integral part of the WHSR/TSA OSC Small Business Focus Group. The experience has been extremely positive for us.
Having the opportunity to discuss small business procurement ideas and challenges with key decision makers in OSC - who are actively seeking real world inputs from small businesses such as ours - has been refreshing and rewarding.
We've had an open, honest, and forthright dialog with the senior leadership of OSC, and are 100% certain that our ideas have been heard and carefully considered."
Vice President, Triumph Enterprises, Inc.
"The WHSR/TSA Focus groups have proven to be an invaluable resource to gain greater insight into TSA as well as to have valuable conversations between a wide range of industry companies and TSA stakeholders. This type of open collaboration generates increased awareness of mission problems and can help create better targeted solutions from traditional and non-traditional market participants."
Associate Partner, IBM
"The WHSR/TSA OSC Focus Groups allowed Engility to better understand not just what TSA's challenges are but why they are challenges. They also allowed Engility to learn the key technical, management, personnel, and corporate key factors that Industry must bring to the table to assist TSA and why they are important."
Senior Director, Engility*
"The WHSR/TSA OSC Focus Groups provided a great opportunity for industry to communicate and collaborate with TSA over a sustained period about mutual goals, expectations, and challenges. Congratulations on a job well done. Let's keep the conversation going."
Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP*
"The open exchange between TSA leadership and industry on the agency's operational challenges and objectives, facilitated by the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable, will have the beneficial effects of enhancing security, speeding deployment of essential technologies, and reducing costs."
Michael T. Dougherty
Director of Law Enforcement Solutions, Raytheon Company*