"It is the Office of Security's mission to provide the highest quality of risk-mitigation programs and services across the Department to ensure a secure and safe environment from threats both man-made and natural."   -Richard L. Townsend, Director for Security

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Foreign Travel Briefing

Update: Changes to State Department Foreign Travel Training Courses During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Effective September 9, 2020, Current Status of Foreign Affairs Counter Threat (FACT)...

National Security

Access to classified NSI, the position's sensitivity and the required type of background investigation is determined by the completion of the Position Designation Automated Tool...

Security Awareness

Security awareness is the knowledge and attitude personnel possess regarding the protection of the physical, and especially informational, assets of the Department of Commerce. The...