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Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM)

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 Industry-Government Activity Calendar lists DHS-sponsored activities designed to promote meaningful communications between DHS and industry. Additionally, you can monitor updated information for many of our activities on SAM.gov​.

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, procurement-ipop@cbp.dhs.gov

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Industry Liaison

Maria Kersey, openforbusiness@uscg.mil

Stephanie France, openforbusiness@uscg.mil

Michelene Rangel, openforbusiness@uscg.mil

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Industry Liaison

Kevin Biesecker, fema-industry@fema.dhs.gov

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Industry Liaisons

Jill Coburn, FLETC-procurement@fletc.dhs.gov

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Industry Liaisons

Thomas Thompson, oaq.iep@ice.dhs.gov or Thomas.Thompson@ice.dhs.gov

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, industryliaison@usss.dhs.gov

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Industry Liaison

Jenny Hiple, cisaindustryengagement@cisa.dhs.gov
CISA Procurements, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov

Federal Protective Service (FPS) Industry Liaison

Denise A Webster, FPSINDUSTRYLIAISON@fps.dhs.gov
FPS Procurements, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov

Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Industry Liaison

Decemma Parker, sandt.innovation@hq.dhs.gov
S&T Procurements, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) Industry Liaison

Industry Engagement, CWMD.IEP@hq.dhs.gov
CWMD Procurements, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov 

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Industry Liaison

Thomas Bold, ociovendorengagement@hq.dhs.gov
OCIO Procurements, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov 

Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) Industry Liaison

Tisha Blue, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov

Office of Selective Acquisitions (OSA) Industry Liaison

Benjamin Monastero, OSA.VENDORS@hq.dhs.gov
Tisha Blue-Warren, opoindustryliaison@hq.dhs.gov

Last Updated: 03/19/2024
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