We are taking enhanced health and wellness measures in response to COVID-19. View important details.

DHS Town Hall Meeting @ ISC West: Enhancing Security and Doing Business at the Speed of Life

DHS Town Hall Meeting @ ISC West: Enhancing Security and Doing Business at the Speed of Life

March 19, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Galileo 1001

- This session is open to all badge types: attendee, exhibitor, speakers, media/press, etc.

In the face of natural and man-made disasters, the demands on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are complex, expanding, and require new approaches to problem solving. DHS is at ISC West to let you know how your organization or technology can plug-in and support critical mission operations. DHS is changing the way we do business in areas of contracting, tech-scouting, and experimentation and seeks new ideas and partners, to enhance security and accelerate technology solutions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about what DHS is doing today to release old constraints to ensure passenger checkpoints, cargo container screening, financial transactions, first responder operations, effectively integrating incremental and transformative advances, including immersive visualization, predictive modeling, and autonomy, among others.

Join this ‘call to action’ and help secure our future! Your participation will help DHS become more agile and pursue new pathways to do business in a fast-moving world. Through strategic partnerships, DHS is mobilizing the innovation community to safeguard the public trust. Are you ready to add to this conversation and help DHS protect you and your privacy and save lives?

Take-aways and questions we’ll be addressing:
• What are the DHS technology needs and where do you fit in? What kinds of markets and funding opportunities exist to leverage government as a catalyst, collaborator and partner? Tell DHS what is needed to remove barriers and direct investments for short-term and over the horizon needs.
• Who at DHS is building new industry partnerships and transitioning solutions to the market? What value has S&T R&D brought to DHS mission operations and how is ROI addressed?
• The traditional government R&D model won’t allow us to innovate at the speed of life. Learn how technology evolution and trends currently inform R&D investments.


  • Bob Newman


    Executive Director for the Office of Mission Capability Support

    Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology

    Mr. Robert B. Newman, Jr. was appointed by the Undersecretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security as the Executive...

  • Anil John


    Technical Director of the DHS S&T Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)

    DHS Science and Technology

    Anil John is the Technical Director of the DHS S&T Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), which works with innovation communities across the...

  • Dusty Lang


    Director, Systems Command Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


  • Tony Evernham


    Regional Advisor, Interagency Security Committee (ISC)

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    Mr. Evernham is assigned as a Regional Advisor with the ISC within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) under the Department of...


  1. Track