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Foreign Travel Briefing Program

The Information Security Division maintains the Foreign Travel Briefing Program. Receiving security briefings in advance of foreign travel reduces the vulnerability of Department personnel to foreign adversarial information collection efforts. Foreign travel debriefings of Department personnel enables security personnel to identify adversaries' targeting activities.

The Foreign Travel Briefing Program applies to all Department bureaus, offices, employees, contractors, subcontractors, licensees, certificate holders, grantees, experts, and consultants who have access to classified information or who hold positions with clearances. 

Personnel 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 Foreign Travel Briefing Program or would like to request a security briefing before your foreign travel, please send an email to foreigntravel@doc.gov.