Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) is a framework focused on embracing innovation and promoting meaningful communications. Through AIiM, we introduce strategies, practices, and technologies that strengthen the acquisition environment. Our Industry Liaisons help implement AIiM activity across DHS. Their contact information is below.
The Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) is a DHS framework aimed at experimenting with innovative acquisition techniques across the DHS enterprise. The PIL provides a safe space to test new ideas, share lessons learned, and promote best practices. It fosters cultural changes that promote innovation and managed risk-taking through a continuous feedback cycle.
Strategic Industry Conversations are events that enable program area topic discussions between DHS leaders and industry. Unlike typical “industry days” covering specific procurements or components within DHS, Strategic Industry Conversations help industry understand DHS program posture by focusing on topics that span multiple components.
Reverse Industry Days provide DHS acquisition professionals with opportunities to learn about the issues that are most important to industry when doing business with the department. During these events, panels feature industry leaders addressing audiences of DHS acquisition professionals who learn how to enhance the DHS business environment.
Acquisition Innovation Roundtables are typically small working groups of government and industry leaders who work together to make improvements in targeted business areas. Often, these activities result in webinars designed to teach about what we learned or in other tools and resources that enhance the department’s business environment.
Our Industry Liaisons are available to help vendors connect with DHS. They conduct one‑on‑one meetings with vendors and connect them with appropriate program leaders. During these meetings, vendors can discuss capabilities, ask questions, and resolve problems. Identify the appropriate Industry Liaison points of contact below.
Our Industry Liaisons help implement AIiM activity across DHS. They are available to help business connect with DHS. They accept capabilities briefings, forge program connections, answer questions, and resolve problems. Below you will find contact information for DHS Industry Liaisons by component, office, or program area of focus.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industry Liaison
Milton Slade, Lauren Moten-Jones, DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Industry Liaison
Michael E. Hamlett, USCIS_vendoroutreach@uscis.dhs.gov
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Industry Liaison
Julie Koo, email@example.com
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Industry Liaison
Maria Kersey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie France, email@example.com
Michelene Rangel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Industry Liaison
Kevin Biesecker, email@example.com
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Industry Liaisons
Jill Coburn, FLETCfirstname.lastname@example.org
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Industry Liaisons
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Industry Liaison
Robert Boone, TSAIL@tsa.dhs.gov
Margaret Butler, TSAIL@tsa.dhs.gov
U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Industry Liaison
Eric Pagal, email@example.com
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Industry Liaison
Jenny Hiple, firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Protective Service (FPS) Industry Liaison
Denise A Webster, FPSINDUSTRYLIAISON@fps.dhs.gov
Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Industry Liaison
Decemma Parker, email@example.com
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) Industry Liaison
Karin Clarkson, CWMD.IEP@hq.dhs.gov
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Industry Liaison
Thomas Bold, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) Industry Liaison
Tisha Blue, email@example.com
Office of Selective Acquisitions (OSA) Industry Liaison
Benjamin Monastero, OSA.VENDORS@hq.dhs.gov