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Foreign Travel Briefing Program

The Department of Commerce (DOC) Foreign Travel Briefing Program is maintained by the Office of Security/Information Security Division. This program identifies foreign travel briefing, debriefing responsibilities, and requirements related to foreign travel. Receiving security briefings in advance of foreign travel reduces the vulnerability of DOC personnel, and information, to foreign adversary collection efforts. Additionally, travel debriefings of DOC personnel, following foreign travel, enables DOC security personnel to assess possible adversary targeting of personnel or information.

The Foreign Travel Briefing Program applies to all DOC Bureaus, Offices, government employees, contractors, subcontractors, licensees, certificate holders, grantees, experts, and consultants who have access to classified information or who hold sensitive positions (a position which is clearance eligible).

Employees who do not have access to classified information or who do not hold sensitive positions are also encouraged to contact the Foreign Travel Briefing program coordinator to request a security briefing prior to official or unofficial foreign travel.

If you are interested in learning more about the DOC’s Foreign Travel Briefing Program or would like to request a security briefing before your foreign travel, please contact ForeignTravel@doc.gov.