As the chief acquisition executive at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, David Patrick is responsible for administering the agency’s acquisition and procurement efforts for new technologies and tools. He is CISA’s link to the government industrial base and actively seeks new opportunities to partner with the private sector to strengthen the country’s cyber defenses.
“CISA leads the national effort to understand, manage and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure that Americans rely on every day. To meet CISA’s broad mission we must engage with and learn from industry,” Patrick said in an exclusive statement to GovCon Wire.
Patrick is scheduled to speak on a panel discussion at the Potomac Officers Club’s Nov. 15 Homeland Security Summit. The conversation, entitled “Homeland Security Acquisition at the Speed of Need,” will center dialogues about how to best establish and maintain an efficient acquisition pipeline that serves national security needs. There will be time for audience Q&A. Register here today so that you can be a part of the cross-talk.
To anticipate the future threats and the defenses that will be needed down the line, executives like Patrick are trying to get ahead of the curve and prepare industry for what technologies and services the government will be pursuing.
“I am particularly interested in looking beyond the next fiscal year to see industry’s direction in key areas to improve CISA’s understanding of the potential future marketplace and ability to develop requirements to meet the challenges we will face over the next decade,” Patrick shared.
Thus, those in attendance at the Homeland Security Summit will have the privilege of engaging in Patrick’s long-view discussion about the direction of the government contracting industry as it pertains to acquiring new technologies to fuel the cybersecurity fight and to more broadly aid national defense.
In addition to audience members like (potentially!) yourself, during the panel Patrick will be conversing with sharp minds like current SAIC executive and former DHS Director of Acquisition Tina Burnette and two Transportation Security Administration officials: Chief Procurement Officer Dina Thompson and Assistant Administrator of the Office of Acquisition Program Management Mario Wilson.
Register here now to save your spot at this one-of-a-kind opportunity. The summit will be hosted at the Westin Tysons Corner in Virginia from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a hungry stomach and your most pressing questions about DHS acquisition!