The Reverse Industry Day is a unique learning event where industry representatives present their perspectives to the acquisition workforce. It is a no-charge, resident training event in support of Acquisition Innovations in Motion and the Secretary’s Unity of Effort initiative, and is designed to improve DHS’s understanding of industry practices related to identifying, tracking, pricing, bidding, winning, and performing on DHS contracts. Such topics have included how vendors decide whether to bid (or not) on a DHS solicitation and factors affecting innovation and the participation of non-traditional vendors.
January 31, 2018
The fifth DHS Reverse Industry Day was the first half-day, technology-focused event, which featured keynotes and panels on cybersecurity and technology innovation.
June 28, 2017
The fourth DHS Reverse Industry day built upon the success of the previous events and featured two role-play sessions, with additional topics of interest presented during the one-day program.
January 10, 2017
The third DHS Reverse Industry day was the first of its kind to offer a live video recording and webcast featuring a scenario-based session as well as other well received sessions.
May 26, 2016
At the DHS Reverse Industry Day learning event, industry shared knowledge gaps that industry and government face.
November 12, 2015
This was the first Reverse Industry Day hosted by DHS that introduced an engagement where industry presented to the government. There were approximately 160 DHS personnel in attendance for the internal training event.