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NOAA Seattle (WRSO)

The OSY Western Regional Security Office (WRSO) provides security services at NOAA facilities in Seattle, WA, and other NOAA facilities and operations west of the Mississippi River and the Pacific isles. These services includes:

  • Physical Security - processing requests for access to facilities
  • Conducting Facility Security Assessments 
  • HSPD-12 Credentialing - reviewing fingerprint results, ensuring appropriate investigations and documentation for common access cards and NOAA badges
  • Personnel Security - processing pre-appointment requests for federal and contract personnel and adjudicating suitability investigations 
  • Foreign National Visitor/Guest - processing in accordance with Department Administrative Order 207-12 and providing sponsors with support and training to ensure awareness or regulations and procedures
  • Industrial Security - coordinating with contracting officers and NOAA program officials during acquisitions that require classification and facility clearance in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual
  • Information Security - conducting initial briefings and annual training for access to National Security Information (NSI) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Supporting operating units requiring NSI and/or SCI program administration
  • Coordinating NOAA Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility needs with the Department's Special Security Officer

For more information on NOAA Security at the WRSO, visit its website.


Cheryl L. Wieser, WRSO Security Manager


Security Office Hours
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

206-526-6571| wrc.pass.id@noaa.gov

24-Hour Emergency Number: 202-526-4100
STE Secure Voice/Fax: 206-525-3967

U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Security
Western Regional Security Office
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA, 98115-6349

Links and Forms


OSY NOAA Personnel Security FAQs

Report an Incident

Security Coversheet/Investigation Request

Lost Stolen Common Access Card (CAC) (Commerce personnel only)