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Course #412-14-FXVA-1

Understanding Homeland Security: The National Challenge (Part 2)

Instructor: Guest Speakers BIO

Dates: Oct-18-2013 - Oct-18-2013


AFCEA Headquarters (Map)
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

Hours: 9:00am-12:45pm

$400 Government AFCEA Member
$450 Government Non Member
$500 Non-Government AFCEA Member
$550 Non-Government Non Member

Note: Course outline and guest speakers will be similar to the March 2013 course outline displayed below.

Course Description:

This course, started by Jim Flyzik, former Senior Technology Advisor in the White House Office of Homeland Security, explores the complexities of Homeland Security and provides an arsenal of information which will arm you to do business with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students will receive access to the Homeland Security Digital Library hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School. By participating in this course students will have the opportunity to meet guest speakers who represent various portions of DHS and other U.S. Government organizations which have homeland security or homeland defense responsibilities. These experts will provide insight into DHS and decipher roles and responsibilities of the various organizations and agencies that interact with DHS. If you are doing business or want to do business with DHS you cannot afford to miss this opportunity!

This course has a companion course "Part 1 " on the two days preceding this course. Part 1 of the course focuses on background, missions, organizations, and strategic overview of homeland security.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you support homeland security or want to do business with those who do, or are in anyway involved with homeland security and homeland defense, this course will connect the many dots that define this complex environment.

Homeland Security: The National Challenge (Part 2)

Friday October 18th: Developing your Homeland Security Business

Session One: 9:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. – DHS – Industry Engagement Opportunities –  

Jose Arrieta, Procurement Ombudsman for the Department of Homeland Security (confirmed)

o    How Does/Can Industry Play?

o    Contract Vehicles

o    Private Opportunities

Break: 11:30a.m. – 11:45a.m.

Session Two: 11:45a.m. – 12:45p.m – (Networking Lunch) – The Honorable Paul Schneider, Former Deputy Secretary Department of Homeland Security; Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee (confirmed)  

o    How Best To Strengthen DHS

o    Answer Remaining Questions


AFCEA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6130 or email the PDC outlining requirements.


AFCEA will confirm that a course session is a "go" no later than Oct-04-2013, 14 days prior to the start date of the course. Please see the PDC FAQ for additional course cancellation details.


Please see the PDC FAQ for registration cancellation instructions and other PDC policies.

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