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HCHB Security

The Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) Security Office provides the necessary resources needed for the safeguarding and security operations of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The office's programs are designed to assess and mitigate risks. The office deploys physical security and technical security countermeasures and responds to occupant emergency situations while ensuring the protection of staff, facilities, mission, and other assets. 

HCHB Security Office Management Activities

  • Security Service Center (SSC)
    • HSPD-12 Credentialing
    • Badging
    • Fingerprinting
    • Foreign National Visitors
    • Access Control
    • Lock and Key Control
  • Armed Protective Security Officers
  • Security Systems
  • Electronic Security Systems
  • Perimeter Operable Vehicle Barrier System
  • Security Contract Management
  • HCHB Security Operations Command Center 
  • HCHB Occupant Emergency Plan

Post Pandemic

HCHB Security Return to Office information


Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Security
Room 1522
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

202-482-8355 | hchbsecurity@doc.gov 
Security Service Center Appointments

Technical Security Issues

For problems with credential readers, electronic door locking devices, and intrusion detection alarms, email technicalsecurity@doc.gov

HCHB Security Dispatch Center

Department employees and HCHB occupants should call the 24-hour HCHB Security Dispatch Center at 2-2222 for fire and security emergencies. The center will respond, call 911, and provide building access when outside emergency help arrives. For non-emergencies or questions about security issues, call the center at (202) 482-4584. 



Lee Hughes, Chief
HCHB Security Office