Partnering in IT to Protect the Homeland

Among civilian agencies, the Department of Homeland Security is one of the biggest IT spenders, with $6.8 billion in its fiscal 2018 budget, according to the federal government’s IT Dashboard.

That should come as no surprise. With its ever-increasing workload, DHS and its component agencies are relying on IT to support all facets of its operations and mission activities—from managing the borders and enforcing immigration laws to securing cyberspace and strengthening national preparedness and resilience.

As part of this, DHS continues to seek innovative and emerging technologies in such areas as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, often playing an important role in fostering the development of new technology and associated standards. At the same time, DHS, like other agencies, also will be doubling down on its efforts to modernize its IT infrastructure and create more effective and efficient operations.

With $100 million in appropriations from the Modernizing Government Technology Act expected to be distributed later this year, DHS, like all departments, is eager to spend more on IT modernization. Also, in its fiscal 2019 budget, DHS is requesting $238 million for its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to improve cybersecurity across federal networks.

At this Washington Technology Industry Day event, attendees will hear updates from speakers regarding the department's transformation effort and what it might mean for IT acquisition for industry in the year ahead.

This event is especially important to industry because, as you know, DHS is one of the top IT spenders among the civilian departments. And while many agencies are likely to see cuts in this year, DHS IT spending is expected to hold nearly steady. How DHS spends is of vital interest to the companies and contractors in the market.

This event will bring together leading IT decision-makers from across DHS and its components to talk about their priorities, upcoming opportunities and how to navigate the competitive environment. DHS components will offer insights into their mission-driven IT requirements for the year ahead.

Event Information

DATE:
Friday, May 25, 2018

TIME:
Registration: 7:30 - 8:15 AM
Program: 8:15 - 11:45 AM

COST:
WT Insiders: $245
SIs/Contractor: $295

LOCATION:
The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102

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