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Webinar: Leveraging U.S.-Israel Funding for Homeland Security Partnerships

May 6, 2020 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


MAY 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


Recorded webinar below:


Slides from the webinar (pdf)


Interested in learning how to partner with Israeli security companies and explore future grant opportunities?

This webinar aims to educate interested members seeking to expand global operations into Israel by providing an overview of the U.S. Israel Binational Industrial Research & Development Homeland Security (BIRD HLS) grant program.

BIRD HLS is a joint initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Israeli Ministry of Public Security for the purpose of identifying the U.S. and Israeli security companies seeking to cooperate on R&D projects focused on security solutions.


The program includes a wide range of homeland security topics including but not limited to the following areas for potential funding:

Advanced first responder technologies
Border protection, including maritime security
Law enforcement-supporting technologies to combat cybercrime
Technologies and methods to secure critical infrastructure and public facilities
Safe and secure cities
Unmanned aerial systems


Hear from decision makers and grant recipients who will provide an overview of BIRD HLS, funding amounts, and eligibility criteria for consideration.

Discussion Leaders:
Joe Hoellerer, Moderator

Andrea Yonah, Director of Business Development, BIRD Foundation
Megan Mahle, Director of Industry Partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
Science & Technology Directorate

Steve Lindsey, CTO/CIO, LiveView Technologies & BIRD HLS grant recipient


Leveraging U.S.-Israel Funding for Homeland Security Partnerships with Israeli Companies | Security Industry Association


May 6, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm