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Strategic Industry Conversations

Strategic Industry Conversations (SIC) 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. Strategic Industry Conversations are conducted under the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework. New Strategic Industry Conversations are announced on Here you will find archived information about the events, including presentation materials and event summaries.

October 24, 2019

Strategic Industry Conversation 5: Security Through Collaboration hosted approximately 400 attendees at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Topics included the Cybersecurity Quality Service Management Office, Supply Chain Risk Management, Innovation, and Emerging Technologies, including Articial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud and IT Modernization

November 1, 2018

Strategic Industry Conversation 4: Ensuring a Resilient Nation through Unity of Effort hosted over 500 attendees at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics included the recent disaster season, departmental challenges, the new Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, acquisition legislation activity, Security Operations Centers, building resilience though cross sector collaboration, the Management Directorate's mission enablement functions, leadership partnerships, category management, procurement competition, small business advocacy, closing capability gaps, and the role of information technology in delivering mission outcomes.

October 19, 2017

Strategic Industry Conversation 3: Doubling Down on Unity of Effort hosted approximately 500 attendees at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. Topics included the DHS Management Directorate’s Integrated Priorities, IT Modernization, Border Security, Aviation Security, FEMA, Threats to the Homeland, Cybersecurity, Aviation Security, Executive Orders, and Creating a Roadmap with Industry.

October 20, 2016

Strategic Industry Conversation 2: Promoting Unity of Effort through Industry Engagement hosted more than 450 attendees at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. Topics included Busting Myths about Doing Business with DHS, the DHS Budget, Biometrics, Non-Traditional Business Partners, Cybersecurity, Small Businesses, Research and Development, Pricing Strategies, and Aviation Security.

February 25, 2015

Strategic Industry Conversation 1: Unity of Effort in Action hosted more than 450 attendees at the Ronal Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Topics included Biometrics, Big Data, Doing Business with DHS, Data Storage Management, Research and Development, the DHS Budget, Cybersecurity, Operational Environments, and Innovative Pricing Strategies.

Created Date: November 7, 2016
Last Published Date: April 13, 2020
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