Doing Business with the US Federal Government

In March 2018, the Department for International Trade (DIT) published its cyber export strategy, outlining its new approach to supporting the UK’s cyber security sector.


The strategy sets out how the UK government will strengthen support to the UK’s world leading cyber security firms with a focus on priority markets and sectors, helping UK cyber security companies showcase their capabilities to find and secure opportunities to export.


In this seminar, UK cybersecurity firms will hear from:


Andy Williams – advisor to DIT and ex-UK cyber trade envoy to the US at the British Embassy in Washington DC, on ways in which UK firms can tap into the US federal government’s $15 bn budget for cybersecurity. Companies will learn how to:


  • find federal contract opportunities
  • identify US government-approved re-sellers
  • explore opportunities to participate in US government cyber innovation acceleration programmes
  • take advantage of the opportunity to showcase UK cyber capability and network with senior US government cyber leaders at the largest government-focused cyber event in the US, the 9th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington DC on 6 September 2018.

Pete Thompson - Assistant Head, Cyber Security, DIT Defence and Security Organisation, on DIT DSO’s plans for a new 3-year programme of export support activities for UK cyber companies.

Pete will discuss the UK government’s plans to provide three tiers of cyber export support:


Pursue – to help companies target opportunities in 5 key priority markets: the USA, Middle East, Singapore, Japan and India.

Enable – to help companies understand and respond to opportunities in 6 key industry sectors: Government, Financial Services, Automotive, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure.

Respond – to showcase the best of UK cybersecurity by developing updated branding and marketing around the globe, including new cyber content on     


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