Doing Business with CISA
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is an operational component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under the leadership of Director Jen Easterly, CISA works to understand, manage, and mitigate risk to the nation's cyber and physical infrastructure in the public and private sector. By working with our partners, we defend against today's threats and collaborate to build secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.
Whether you're a small business or an established federal contractor, you can play a part in CISA's essential work. Learn more about our mission.
CISA's Industry Engagement Program (IEP)
Industry partners are essential to our mission. CISA relies on private sector, professional associations, and the academic community to help us mitigate cyber and physical risks to critical infrastructure. Our best solutions are advanced through frequent, timely industry engagement.
Industry provides us with insight into current market capabilities and practices as well as emerging tools and technologies. In return, we provide our partners an avenue to open and fair communication with the government. CISA seeks to maintain routine contact with vendors by creating opportunities to showcase their solutions and brief their capabilities.
DHS attracts some of the strongest and most innovative business partners in the world. Learn how to become a DHS business partner or grow your business with us.
CISA is committed to supporting and improving acquisition strategy development, soliciting opportunities, and acquiring information technology tools and services to meet federal cybersecurity and information security goals while helping our stakeholders build cybersecurity capacity.
Engage with VEP
CISA's Industry Engagement Program provides many opportunities:
- Meet with IEP. CISA is routinely contacted by vendors requesting an opportunity to brief their capabilities or for information regarding upcoming solicitations. CISA's IEP provides a framework for vendor communications that adheres to all ethical and regulatory guidelines. Request a meeting.
- Industry Day Events are hosted by CISA, presenting to industry its needs and requirements. It's an opportunity for the government to express its goals, schedule, and solicit feedback about a procurement. Industry Day events are for vendors and closed to the press. Please refer any media inquiries to CISAMedia@cisa.dhs.gov.
- Reverse Industry Day Events allow industry to brief CISA on how the substance, method, and timing of communication and engagement affect a company's bid decision, solution development, competition, protests, and contract outcomes.
- Conferences and Events in which CISA hosts or participates occur throughout the year. Visit CISA Events for upcoming events in which CISA hosts or participates.
Use the Acquisition Planning Forecast System
At CISA, we believe small businesses play a significant role in meeting our mission. Our Acquisition Planning Forecast System can help you identify procurement opportunities early in the acquisition process. Please send APFS inquiries via email to email@example.com.
Anyone interested in doing business with the government can use SAM to search opportunities, including CISA’s current contracting opportunities.
If you have questions about CISA partnership opportunities or would like to tell us about your capabilities, please email CISAIndustryEngagement@cisa.dhs.gov.