The Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) is a public-private partnership offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of Private Sector and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis that enhances communication and promotes the timely and effective exchange of security and intelligence information between the federal government and the private sector.
DSAC facilitates strong, enduring relationships among its private sector member companies, across the FBI enterprise, and with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters and Fusion Centers, in addition to other federal government entities to detect, prevent, and deter criminal acts. The program strategically designates government and private sector points of contact to maintain and maximize collaboration across entities. Together, these representatives of DSAC effectively align local, state, and national security priorities.
Our Value Proposition
DSAC member companies have a direct line to the FBI and DHS to exchange threat-related information and to work together closely and efficiently when an incident occurs. Members also gain access to a trusted network of U.S. senior security officials from major companies around the world. DSAC offers professional development to security professionals from intelligence analysts to security vice presidents and CSOs. Conferences are held throughout the year to bring security professionals together, as well as webinars on relevant security topics. The DSAC program serves as a robust best practices and information sharing hub.
DSAC is a corporate membership program. Member companies are for-profit and must generate a minimum of $1 billion in annual revenue, have a chief security officer and security team based in the United States, and show a nexus to U.S. national and economic security. Online Membership Application Form.
In the fall of 2005, a steering committee composed of CSOs from a number of the country’s largest corporations began meeting with FBI officials and members of the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) at FBI Headquarters. The committee’s objective was to create a domestic security organization modeled after OSAC to connect private sector security experts and to serve as a vehicle for exchanging information with the Bureau. The FBI agreed to set up and lead the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), which was officially approved by the FBI Director in December 2005.
In 2008, the DHS joined the DSAC program, and in 2011, the program was formally elevated to the level of the FBI Director’s Office. In 2012, the inaugural DSAC charter was signed, which established the joint operation of DSAC by the FBI and DHS. Subsequently, top executives from both agencies have committed resources to carry out the DSAC mission.
The DSAC program has grown to include more than 650 member companies representing every critical sector and over 70 unique business subsectors. DSAC member companies collectively account for nearly two-thirds of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and employ more than 35 million people.
The mission of DSAC is to promote and strengthen U.S. national and economic security through strong government and private sector partnerships.
DSAC aims to drive change through People, Partnerships, Capabilities, and Innovation. DSAC is focused on improving representation through diverse leadership and membership, increasing collaboration and connection with external groups and associations, enhancing the values of credibility and information sharing, and improving user interface and brand awareness.