Center of Excellence Summit

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Join this convergence of subject matter experts across academia, industry, and government to identify and discuss evolving homeland security challenges.


  • Encourage robust dialogue and interaction among attendees to create connections, foster collaborations and inspire new ideas to address prioritized homeland security challenges.
  • Showcase innovative COE and industry partner R&D tools and solutions to respond to the evolving threat landscape.
  • Establish and strengthen implementation avenues between researchers, DHS components and technical experts to improve and accelerate the R&D implementation pipeline.
  • Highlight student research and innovative problem solving of the next generation Homeland Security Enterprise workforce.


The Center for International Relations and International Security (CIRIS), is a nonprofit bipartisan, research organization dedicated by providing insights, policy solutions for decision makers.