Sponsors & Supporters

WHS is made up of an amazing group of women committed to securing our nation and improving their professional lives. A number of our members have supported WHS through sponsorship and have made our events possible, and open to all. Without our sponsors our free lunches, fabulous happy hours and other activities would not be possible. Heartfelt thanks to the following sponsors:

Founding Member

WHS welcomes IBM as a Founding Sponsor!

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 revealed far-reaching security vulnerabilities that require countries and governments around the world to increase their awareness of national security issues and develop proactive programs to protect their homeland. The new mission for many counties and governments is to safeguard domestic and international commerce and the related flow of goods and people across geographies. These common issues facing countries and governments require a new model of collaboration. Learn more about how IBM meets these challenges by clicking on IBM’s logo. Many thanks to Courtney Bromley and CeCe Decamp of IBM for their support of WHS.



Delivering effective, custom built, innovative solutions to address the full range of Homeland Security issues.  BAE Systems is well positioned to play a key role in this developing market; where protecting people, assets and infrastructure, and maintaining national security and economic stability are paramount.  BAE Systems has created leading-edge surveillance sensors, force and harbour protection systems, asset protection systems, and supply flexible, cost effective command and control (C2). In land border and perimeter security, Insyte has developed a number of systems to maintain and enhance the security and integrity of national boundaries.  And Synthetic environments have added significant benefits to advanced risk mitigation and systems integration. We also offer simulation and modelling for pre and post event planning.  Learn more here.




For more than three-quarters of a century, Battelle has anticipated the needs and supported the national interest – providing solutions to some of America’s toughest technical and scientific challenges.  Our scientists, researchers, and technicians work at home and around the world in support of America’s armed forces and their missions – from homeland defense to the global war on terrorism.  From advanced armor materials and sophisticated electronics to rugged equipment development or radar evading coating, we deliver solutions grounded in science and supported by innovative engineering.  Learn more here.


CACI provides professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR integration services; cyber solutions; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 13,100 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com and www.asymmetricthreat.net.



Lynn Ann Casey, President & CEO
Arc Aspicio is a information technology and consulting company that focuses on homeland security and intelligence. Our services include strategy and planning, business architecture, strategic communications, mission/technology alignment, and program management. Arc Aspicio is building a community that promotes collaboration, continuous learning, innovation, and intelligence to improve homeland security. Visit their website.




Sue Hopkins, President & CEO DSCI has been providing technical, process, and management support services to government agencies such as Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD) for over 12 years. DSCI is a woman-owned, small business located in Mays Landing, NJ.The Company provides an array of technology-based services to include IT Systems development, IT Systems analysis, and lifecycle IT security services, as well as delivering expertise such as program management, configuration management, and process engineering (e.g., ISO, CMMi, FAAiCMM). DSCI’s trademark is in developing and implementing information systems security technologies and processes, utilizing business and engineering best practices. Visit their website.

Linda Morris, Client Manager, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
Strategic Analysis, Inc. (SA), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business is an industry-leading government professional services firm that excels in providing innovative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow. The talents and experience that make up the SA team provide all of the skills, tools, and creative ideas necessary to address the technical, operational, programmatic, and policy aspects of national defense and homeland security issues. In addition, SA was featured in the November 2007 issue of Washingtonian Magazine-Best Places to Work. Learn more here.

Kimberly Purlia, Vice President of Business Development
ASRC Management Services (ASRC MS) has quickly grown to over 900 employees due to the reputation we have developed for providing highly skilled professionals, and quality products and services to our customers. ASRC MS is seamlessly able to respond to new contract efforts, and modifications, and to provide expertise for projects, not readily available from other small businesses. Our core capabilities include: information management services, technical services, information technology services, and management support services. For more information about our capabilities, please visit the Services page. ASRC MS belongs to the ASRC Federal family of companies. ASRC Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. ASRC MS is certified by the Small Business Administration as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). Visit their website.

Rebecca Andino, President & CEO Highlight Technologies provides expert technology and support services for Defense, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Intelligence clients. Our cleared, experienced and dedicated mission support specialists help our clients achieve immediate and lasting success, with high quality, innovation and respect. Highlight Technologies is an agile, reliable, and responsive company and we welcome the opportunity to serve you. Visit them here.





Julie Hassett, Principal Hassett Willis & Company was founded in 2004 as a small, woman-owned management consulting firm focused on helping public and private sector organizations to increase their performance. The owners, Julie Hassett and Wayne Willis, have over 30 years of combined experience in management consulting. The company has numerous strategic partnerships with other firms to give government clients ready access to a variety of contracting vehicles and to provide the highest possible level of service by bringing appropriate resources to bear on every project. Visit their website here.

Cecelia Decamp (Cece), Client Solutions Executive

Courtney Bromley, Vice President, Homeland Security

For over a century IBM has been helping the US Federal Government solve its greatest challenges. IBM offers a unique combination of innovative industry insights and proven end-to-end technology solutions to help make organizations responsive and flexible. With consultants and professional staff in more than 160 countries globally, IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is the world’s largest consulting services organization. IBM GBS provides clients with business process and industry expertise, a deep understanding of technology solutions that address specific industry issues, and the ability to design, build and run those solutions in a way that delivers bottom-line business value.

Thanks also to those organizations that have offered in-kind services, office space or locations for events: Marsha Malone & Anne Petera, Lockheed Martin Corporation Jena Baker McNeill, The Heritage Foundation Marc Pearl, The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council