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NOAA Silver Spring

The OSY Eastern Regional Security Office (ERSO) at NOAA provides services in Silver Spring, MD, and at other NOAA facilities and operations east of the Mississippi River. These services include:

  • 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 of 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


Vacant, ERSO Security Manager

Contact ERSO

Security Service Center
SSMC 3 | 5th Floor | 5863
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

301-713-2036 | Fax: 301-713-0953 | noaa.security@noaa.gov

U.S. Department of f Commerce
Office of Security at NOAA
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

CAC and Fingerprinting Services 
SSMC 3 | 1st Floor | Rm 01106
301-713-3282 | fingerprintsandbadges.help@noaa.gov

Links and Forms

OSY NOAA Personnel Security FAQs

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