The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has a robust private sector engagement program whose mission is to ensure that private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators and private sector decision-makers are equipped with the intelligence and information necessary to fulfill their mission requirements.
I&A’s government partners include the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), 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.
Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP)
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.
This annual program provides an opportunity to bring together intelligence community personnel with individuals or organizations outside the intelligence community in order to explore ideas and alternative perspectives; gain insights; or generate new knowledge and recommendation on how to improve upon intelligence community priorities and further other national security goals.
Participants include U.S. Government (federal, state, and local) and private sector analysts.
This program enables government, intelligence community, and private sector analysts to gain a greater understanding of how their distinct missions can benefit from public-private collaboration on topics of mutual interest. Topic teams publish unclassified analytic deliverables which are disseminated 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.
For more information, email AEP@hq.dhs.gov.
Corporate Security Symposium (CSS)
The Corporate Security Symposia are a series of regional daylong events held around the country to generate discussion among public and private sector partners on some of the most challenging issues our nation faces today. These symposia focus on topics that are critical to our national security; they feature prominent speakers from both the public sector and the private sector who shed light on how to best leverage corporate security efforts and analytic capabilities to address issues such as terrorism, insider threat, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, and other national security challenges.
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 Corporate Security Symposia 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 Corporate Security Symposia 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.
Other Support to Critical Infrastructure Owners/Operators
- 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.