Securing the Homeland Through Acquisition and Technology

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September 24 and 25, 2018


8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


RAND Corporation
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202


The acquisition function at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has matured since the formation of the Department in November of 2002.

In 2004, DHS assigned acquisition authorities to the Chief Procurement Officer within the Office of the Undersecretary of Management. Nearly a decade later, the Program Accountability and Risk Management office was created to provide oversight for all programs of the Department and an Acquisition Review Board was established to review major acquisition programs. To do this, the Department continues to take measures to collect data required to improve tracking and management of programs.

While the DHS acquisition function has matured significantly, DHS still confronts a variety of acquisition challenges. In this workshop, subject matter experts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) and DHS will gather to discuss these challenges and share lessons learned and best practices.

Read the workshop agenda.

HSOAC is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by the RAND Corporation under contract with DHS.

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