The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has a strong private sector engagement program whose mission is to make sure that private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators and private sector decision-makers are prepared with the intelligence and information necessary to fulfill their mission requirements.
I&A’s government partners include the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (and other members of the Intelligence Community), Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers.
I&A’s private sector partners include industry organizations and associations, such as InfraGard, ASIS International, the International Security Management Association, Business Executives for National Security, U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, the National Council of ISACs, among others.
This program facilitates teams of government analysts, including from the Intelligence Community (IC), and private sector analysts to better understand emerging threats by collaborating on topics of mutual interest. Topic teams publish unclassified analytic deliverables which are sent across the government and private sector and are available to the public. Teams have been asked to present their work at various conferences and association events.
Each year, public and private sector subject matter experts are paired up to develop unclassified analytic deliverables of interest to the U.S. government and private sector analysts over the course of six months. DHS serves as the Executive Agent of the Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP) on behalf of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Participants include Government (federal, state, and local) and private sector analysts.
For more information, email AEP@hq.dhs.gov.
Regional events held across the country to generate discussion between public and private sector partners and disseminate the latest threat information on challenging security issues facing the nation. Topics have included terrorism, cyber security, counterintelligence and insider threat, disinformation/misinformation, and other pressing national security issues. Each event draws hundreds of private sector and other homeland security attendees. In FY2020, PSE has held three CSSs, drawing over 550 attendees at each event representing all 16 critical infrastructure sectors.
The Corporate Security Symposia provide a forum for public and private sector partners to discuss current and emerging security threats relevant to their regions. These events provide opportunities to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones to foster mutual success in mitigating threats.
The CSS are primarily intended for private sector security executives; however federal, state, and local government representatives, first responders, and other homeland security personnel are also invited to attend and participate. Each Symposium’s topics and speakers are tailored to the needs of the regional audience.
The CSS are held in coordination with the Domestic Security Alliance Council, state and local governments, and private sector partners.
For more information, email I&APrivateSector@hq.dhs.gov.
Regionally focused virtual engagements that assist private sector stakeholders navigate the evolving threat environment. This series was specifically developed to be delivered during the COVID-19 socially distanced environment, in order to inform discussions among public and private sector partners regarding challenging security issues. In FY2020, PSE held the inaugural Northern California CSES and the New York City CSES.
- I&A Private Sector Engagement facilitates general unclassified and classified briefs to partners with the appropriate security clearances on a scheduled basis, as well as when the need arises.
- The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is the trusted network for homeland security mission operations to share Sensitive But Unclassified information. The Critical Infrastructure Community on HSIN (HSIN-CI) is the primary system through which private sector owners and operators, DHS, and other federal, state, and local government agencies collaborate to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure. I&A provides appropriately vetted and distributable unclassified products to the Critical Infrastructure Community via HSIN-CI.