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About OSY

Under the direction of the Director for Security, and as delegated from Department Organization Order (DOO) 20-6, Director for Security the Office of Security (OSY):

  • Oversees the Department’s security, continuity and emergency management programs.
  • Establishes and monitors implementation of Departmental policies and procedures for security and emergency management functions affecting program operations in Commerce’s operating units. These functions include: physical security, information security, personnel security, communications security, operations security, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security, investigations, threat management, occupant emergency programs, and continuity of operations/continuity of government.
  • Coordinates implementation of government-wide and Departmental security initiatives.
  • Manages the Department’s headquarters security services located in the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.

Richard L. Townsend
Director for Security


Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Security
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 1067
Washington, DC 20230

Phone: 202-482-4371
Fax: 202-501-6355