The U.S. Government has long been the largest consumer of goods and services in the world, but had not made Homeland Security (“HLS”) a high priority until after 9/11. Israel, in contrast, has been forced to defend against terrorism since before it became a State. Since 9/11, then, Israeli companies with HLS experience and expertise have tried to gain access to the rapidly expanded U.S. HLS market, but with only modest success. Accordingly, the purpose of this session is to enable the attendees to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. Government procurement. Within that broad topic, special attention will be paid to ethics, subcontracting, cybersecurity and intellectual property issues, including tech transfer.