Real-world experience guiding you through the halls of Homeland Security
In 2002, the largest federal Government reorganization in 50 years resulted in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In total, 22 component agencies focused on domestic security, public safety and domestic preparedness were placed under one umbrella with a cabinet level executive. Navigating DHS is a complex and constantly changing endeavor as the department not only focuses on its own internal processes and procedures between federal, state and local initiatives, but also establishes its role within the nation’s security and preparedness activities.
Our Homeland Security Group leverages unparalleled experience to help clients maximize their dealings with the DHS. Our team of seasoned political strategists has practical experience working with all of the agencies that were once separate but now exist under the DHS umbrella. Our policy advisors understand how to synthesize, manage, distill and advocate the business and political issues that cut across DHS. We can effectively ready our clients for major policy shifts, funding reallocations and emerging opportunities.
Our group understands DHS, its organization, its leadership, its history, where and how decisions are made, and how current events and future plans will impact its function, composition and direction. Many of the DHS initiatives are actually developed and managed at the local and state level. Members of our group also have significant experience with security and public safety programs at these levels. This helps us connect the policy and funding role of DHS with the actual implementation by local and state securities apparatuses.
We understand the critical role Congress plays in shaping the policies, crafting the legislation and funding the programs behind so much of what DHS is doing. Our lobbyists are skilled in maneuvering through the halls of the Capitol and regularly assist clients with matters before the relevant Senate and House committees. Whether it is doing business with DHS, or managing policy through DHS, Brownstein knows how to help.
The Brownstein Advantage
Group members' experience includes:
- A former Principal Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice
- U.S. Customs Service Chief of Staff with service spanning two administrations and three Commissioners
- DOJ Prosecutor and Counsel to U.S. Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee Chairman advising on public safety, homeland security and terrorism matters
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