Who We Are

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) was created to form a non-partisan, relevant, sustainable, and ethical organization operating primarily within the Department of Defense and Federal Government sectors. Our Founding Partners created DSI with the vision of using their expertise in political/military affairs, government relations and military operations to help advance mission critical success through necessary dialogue and debates amongst the respective offices and industry while at the same time helping to support those that deserve it most: our Wounded Warriors.

We are a Woman Owned/Minority Owned Small Business. Included in our team are those that have served in the Armed Services and those currently in the Reserves, professionals in international negotiations and conflict resolution, former Congressional staffers, professional symposium producers, and a variety of other professional backgrounds that, when combined, form a truly holistic operating team.


Operating guidelines: In order to maintain our non-partisan stance, DSI  receives no financial investment for operating costs from any outside organization, individual or group.

All of our Summits and Symposia voluntarily comply with Department of Defense operating guidelines as a “NO-COST to the DoD” meeting, and to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office for non federal entities:

  • *All Summits and Symposia are open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant educational  and training forum.
  • *Active military and federal / state  employees attend complimentary.
  • DSI’s Summits and Symposia  directly supports DoD & US Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s/ agency mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Summits and Symposia provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

    ** DSI’s Summits and Symposia are NON ATTRIBUTION / CLOSED TO PRESS / OFF THE RECORD