The New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to analyze the homeland security and cybersecurity industry cluster in the state. The analysis will encompass defining the industry cluster and identifying how competitive New York State is compared to other states and, if it is determined that NYS has market leverage or other advantages to offer, identifying companies that could be top targets for expansion in or relocation to the state.
The project will be split into two phases, the first of which will include defining and quantifying the industry and estimating New York’s share of the market and other strengths associated with attracting this cluster. Phase two will include scheduling meetings with top companies to be targeted.
“The cybersecurity and homeland security industry cluster is evolving and growing at a rapid pace due to the many threats the advancement of technology has thrust upon us here in New York and across the nation,” said NYSEDC Executive Director Ryan Silva. “Given New York State’s continued investment, we believe there are real opportunities for the state to continue leveraging that growth and working with industry leaders to build the nation’s leading cybersecurity and homeland security economic cluster. This study will help identify our strengths and where our opportunities are.”
All proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20. The entire request for proposal (RFP) can be viewed here: http://www.nysedc.org/news/request-for-proposals-2/