Practice will help small businesses bring their products and services to the Department.

The C. L. A. Group, a government affairs firm specializing in the representation of small businesses and associations, announced the launch of its Homeland Security practice.

“There are many small businesses and associations who would like the opportunity to bring their products and services to the Department of Homeland Security,” said Laurence Socci, Chief Executive Manager of The C. L. A. Group, “unfortunately, these small businesses and associations do not have the wherewithal to work through the complicated process of bringing their products and services to the Department. That’s where we come in.”

“We’ve followed the growth of the DHS since its inception.” Socci said, “In doing so, we’ve built solid contacts in the DHS and with the Members of Congress in the House Select Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, the Committee who is handling Homeland Security matters in the Senate.”

The C. L. A. Group expects to help small businesses and associations who are interested in working with all four divisions of the Department: Science and Technology; Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection; Border and Transportation Security; and Emergency Preparedness and Response. “Many times, a product or service can be beneficial to one or more divisions at the same time,” Socci said.

The C. L. A. Group has already spoken with a number of small businesses who have shown an interest in this practice.

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