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  washingtonpost.com: State's Security Bureau Takes on Expanded Role   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In a role symbolic of its mission, one of the last people in the final helicopter to evacuate the U.S. Embassy during the fall of Saigon in 1975 was Leo Crampsey, Diplomatic Security's regional security officer, according to the State Department.
Diplomatic Security is also in charge of investigations, from threats against the United States' diplomatic facilities overseas to visa and passport fraud, a central component in the war on terrorism.
In Haiti, Diplomatic Security is protecting the interim president and prime minister while its agents train a new unit to replace them.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A1157-2004Sep6?language=printer   (1020 words)

 Press Releases
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provides the safe and secure environment critical to the success the country's diplomatic mission in embassies and consulates throughout the world.
Diplomatic Security is a unique organization in the foreign affairs community, and is the only law enforcement agency with representation in nearly every country in the world.
Diplomatic Security has been at the forefront of confronting new challenges to U.S. national security, including security measures for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, training assigned staff to live and work safely in Iraq, and training foreign civilian law enforcement officers to reduce the threat and repercussions of terrorism.
www.catapulttechnology.com /press/dos_bds.asp   (642 words)

 Information Security Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The U.S. www.state.gov) is charged with advising the Secretary of State on the formulation of security policy and implementing security programs to provide a secure environment for the conduct of U.S. diplomacy and the promotion of U.S. interests worldwide.
As the information security training manager with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, I often see the paradox that occurred at this conference replayed while training IT and security professionals assigned to U.S. diplomatic posts abroad.
Security professionals often gravitate toward the technical, more glamorous aspects of their craft without giving proper consideration to methodologies and principles of information protection.
infosecuritymag.techtarget.com /articles/november00/covere.shtml   (1023 words)

 Security Alerts
Ingram plays a pivotal role at the Overseas Security Advisory Council, a public-private partnership that serves as an early-warning mechanism for corporate offices far afield, as bomb blasts and other assaults are increasingly directed at them.
Ingram, who is OSAC's deputy executive director and a career special agent with the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and executive director Michael Evanoff, previously chief security officer in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Jennifer Harris, 23, recently fielded a call from the security office of a company whose chief executive officer was planning to travel to India to meet with a regional governor.
www.greatguards.com /docs/securityalert.htm   (889 words)

 Bureau of Diplomatic Security
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, led by Richard J. Griffin, is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.
Diplomatic Security trains foreign civilian law enforcement officers in disciplines designed to reduce the threat and repercussions of terrorism throughout the world.
A Diplomatic Security special agent is honored for the rapid rescue of a U.S. woman in Pakistan.
www.state.gov /m/ds   (423 words)

 U.S. Department of State Careers: Foreign Service Specialist: Diplomatic Security Special Agent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Diplomatic Security Special Agents, depending upon assignment, are responsible for Department of State security policies, provision of a range of security services, management of security operations, supervision of subordinate staff, and the actual performance of some, or all, of the following functions:
At Foreign Service posts, Diplomatic Security Special Agents are referred to as Regional Security Officers and are responsible for the administration of a broad range of security services to protect Foreign Service personnel, facilities, operations, and information against hostile intelligence, criminal, and terrorist activities.
Diplomatic Security Regional Security Officers are assigned responsibilities on a regional basis and often serve Foreign Service posts in several countries, which may require frequent travel.
careers.state.gov /specialist/opportunities/secagent.html   (4322 words)

 GAO-02-1021, Combating Terrorism: Department of State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad
For example, the bureau is developing a database of international assets that could be used to respond to the consequences of a terrorist attack using weapons of mass destruction.
In addition, the bureau assisted in the first operational deployment of a U.S. consequence management task force, working with the DOD regional command responsible for conducting the war in Afghanistan.
[3] The USAID Office of Security is responsible for ensuring security at all USAID facilities that are not colocated with U.S. missions (approximately 58 of 95, as of January 2002), although it coordinates these security arrangements with Diplomatic Security in Washington and with the Regional Security Officers in country.
www.gao.gov /htext/d021021.html   (4462 words)

 U.S. Efforts to Combat International Terrorism
Security programs that counter the threats of terrorism and crime generally support our goal of protecting the lives of personnel serving at U.S. missions abroad and their dependents.
Security standards can be more specifically tailored and implemented through the Risk Management policy process, which calls for a detailed examination of the specific threat, an analysis of how vulnerable our assets are to that particular threat, and an assessment of the value of the physical assets to be protected.
The liaison program is aimed at providing professional security guidance to all members of the foreign diplomatic corps, securing appropriate support from local and state law enforcement elements, and monitoring the security threat to resident foreign officials.
www.milnet.com /state/1997/wilcx397.htm   (5913 words)

 Special agent: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Occupational Outlook Quarterly - Find Articles
Much of it is. Because security matters such as terrorism and espionage are State Department concerns, Diplomatic Security agents are trained to handle high-level assignments early in their careers.
For their first couple of years, newly trained special agents are assigned to 1 of 21 Diplomatic Security offices located throughout the United States.
Diplomatic Security protection is also provided around the clock to the U.S. Secretary of State anywhere in the world, from Albuquerque to Zurich.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1155/is_n2_v37/ai_14398533   (904 words)

Security officers at posts abroad said they generally receive good cooperation from embassy staff, although some voiced frustration that they still spend too much time explaining why certain measures are necessary.
Ray Bassi, deputy security officer at the embassy in New Delhi, said help from host governments is essential for securing embassy buildings because "you need concrete barriers and security cordons," and even some street closings.
Dozens of agents also are responsible for the safety of foreign officials in the United States and sometimes even in their own countries, as is the case with Boniface Alexandre, the interim president of Haiti, who took office after Jean-Bertrand Aristide left the country five weeks ago.
www.nicholaskralev.com /WT-FS-6.html   (1850 words)

 Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State - All by Source - Library - National Memorial Institute for the ...
This report is produced by the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which examines terrorism-related acts and other instances of violence affecting Americans.
Topics include precautionary measures, security measures for home and family, security measures for the office, and suggested behavior in case of kidnapping.
This report is produced by the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
www.mipt.org /Source.asp?id=168   (561 words)

 About Diplomatic Security
As the Department of State's security and law enforcement arm, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security does not formulate foreign policy.
Not only is Diplomatic Security a unique organization in the foreign affairs community--it is the only law enforcement agency with representation in nearly every country in the world.
To understand the environment in which Diplomatic Security operates today, it is helpful to understand the events that shaped its creation.
state.gov /m/ds/about   (237 words)

 Assessing Security Design
For seven years, Martha Droge, Associate ASLA, was a Special Agent with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, traveling between “the industrialized world, the third world, and the fourth world” and analyzing security for U.S. consulates and embassies.
In their book, Security and Site Design, Droge and Hopper set out to create a guide for landscape architects who are asked to create a more secure site that is also inviting to the public.
Security design should not always be invisible, Droge contends, because a lot of security is perception.
www.asla.org /land/071105/securitydesign.html   (1066 words)

 Special Agents
Diplomatic Security special agents are Foreign Service security officers assigned domestically and overseas to ensure that American diplomacy is conducted in a safe and secure environment.
Here, they receive practical experience performing the variety of security functions for which the Bureau of Diplomatic Security is responsible in the United States, including background investigations on personnel, passport and visa fraud investigations, counterintelligence, and other criminal investigations.
With proven aptitudes and on-the-job performance, a Diplomatic Security special agent may advance to the position of regional security officer, responsible for managing security operations for an embassy or for several diplomatic posts within an assigned area.
www.state.gov /m/ds/career/c8853.htm   (850 words)

 Chief Security Strategist
My Professional experience will allow me to develop and implement security plans, accurately and quickly analyse a situation and determine an effective course of action; work effectively in highly stressful situations; train security staff and serve as a mentor, establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Security Manager in the first largest Market plaza, organising the security force, plain clothing detectives, security procedures, CCTV systems, retail security, shoplifting prevention, liability issues and procedures for arrested persons.
Security Manager, a 1 year contract to organise the security guards and established security procedures and protocols for VIP guests.
www.securityfocus.com /print/resume/2366   (1014 words)

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This is the Bureau that is tasked among other things with maintaining the security of the lives of American diplomatic personnel overseas.
Diplomatic Security also conducts personnel background investigations for security clearances, investigates visa and passport fraud, protects resident and visiting foreign dignitaries, and makes semiannual assessments of the threat levels of overseas posts for terrorism, crime, human intelligence, and technical attacks on facilities.
It is vital, especially in the current climate of reduced budgets and cutbacks in the State Department, that the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security have the relevant professional law enforcement, intelligence, and/or security qualifications and experience for this important job.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/1995_cr/h951026-terror.htm   (1305 words)

 Diplomatic Security Captures “Butcher of South Beach” in Belize
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security was contacted by the Miami Beach Police Department when they received an anonymous tip that Silvestre was teaching and practicing medicine in Belize City.
The Diplomatic Security special agent assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Belize coordinated with the Belize police to locate Silvestre.
Diplomatic Security is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State.
www.citydebate.com /florida/miamibeach/template.php?url=0110170404.htm   (288 words)

 Bureau of Diplomatic Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diplomatic Security has a broad scope of global responsibilities, with protection of people, information, and property as its top priority.
Diplomatic Security Service Special Agents are Federal Law Enforcement Officers with the power to arrest, carry firearms, and serve arrest warrants and other court process.
Overseas, DSS agents are called Regional Security Officers (RSO), and are charged with the security and law enforcement duties at U.S. missions, embassies, and consular posts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bureau_of_Diplomatic_Security   (1333 words)

 Alleged Abuse of Arlington National Cemetery: Testmony of Eric J. Boswell, US Department of State
The Bureau's dynamic mission is carried out by a worldwide cadre of dedicated special agents, security engineers, couriers, security specialists and other professionals, including contract personnel, assigned to 135 posts overseas, field and resident offices in 18 cities throughout the United States, and headquarters here in Washington.
In fulfillment of its mandate to protect national security information, each year we conduct thousands of personnel security investigations of employees, applicants, contractors, and others seeking access to Department of State information or facilities.
The investigators' reports are used by DS to determine whether an individual is eligible for a security clearance and then are evaluated by the Bureau of Personnel to determine whether the employment of an applicants -- or the retention of an employee -- is warranted.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /abuse45.htm   (1472 words)

 NSEP Bulletin: Diplomatic Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Upon completion of his year abroad, the scholar secured an internship at the Department of State in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is the law enforcement arm of the Department of State.
Overseas, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security develops and implements effective security programs to safeguard all personnel who work in every U.S. diplomatic mission around the world.
www.imakenews.com /fulbright/e_article000336995.cfm?x=b11,0,w   (358 words)

 Bureau of Diplomatic Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is the agency responsible for the safe conduct of foreign policy.
Diplomatic Security Agents protect United States Government personnel, facilities and information.
DS Agents are responsible for the Security of U.S. missions and embassies overseas, to include operational control of the United States Marine Corps Security Guard Detachments stationed abroad.
bureau-of-diplomatic-security.iqnaut.net   (109 words)

 John Robb's Weblog: Khatami visits Harvard
"Law enforcement from federal, state and local agencies coordinated the security measures inside and outside the building, and agents from the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, also known as the Diplomatic Security Service, checked and re-checked all entrances to the Dome Room before Khatami entered to deliver his speech.
As it does with current and former heads of state visiting the United States, the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security is providing protection for Khatami's 13-member entourage, which includes two of his children, during his tour of New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston and Charlottesville.
Security hires contractors to augment protective details in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti and else- where as well as special details to protect President Hamid Karzai.
globalguerrillas.typepad.com /johnrobb/2006/09/khatami_visits_.html   (521 words)

 CACI to help tighten diplomatic security
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provides a safe and secure environment for conducting U.S. foreign policy.
The bureau designs and maintains security programs for every diplomatic mission in the world.
In the United States, the bureau investigates passport and visa fraud, conducts personnel security investigations, and protects the secretary of state and visiting high-ranking foreign dignitaries and officials.
www.washingtontechnology.com /news/1_1/daily_news/29455-1.html   (228 words)

 FR Doc 05-1227
Changes to the existing system description are proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's record- keeping system, the Authority establishing its existence and responsibilities, and the uses and users of the system.
Finally, security files contain documents and reports furnished to the Department by other agencies concerning individuals whose activities the other agencies believe may have a bearing on U.S. foreign policy interests.
Relevant information may be disclosed from this system to the news media and general public where there exists a legitimate public interest, e.g., to assist in the location of Federal fugitives, to provide notification of arrests, and where necessary for protection from imminent threat to life or property.
edocket.access.gpo.gov /2005/05-1227.htm   (794 words)

 Clare M. Lopez - SourceWatch
She produced Threat Analysis for US Embassies abroad with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the Department of State and most recently has worked on contracts with DARPA, ONI, and a number of commercial clients with HawkEye Systems, a high tech strategic management and technology consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia.
Based for the last five years in the private sector environment of the Washington metro area, Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments.
During Lopez's CIA career, she served under diplomatic cover in various postings around the world, acquiring extensive regional expertise with a career focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Clare_M._Lopez   (596 words)

 Diplomatic Security Office
The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) initiated a program to assist the U.S. private sector with the establishment of country councils in foreign cities to enhance the exchange of security related information abroad.
These organizations encourage managers of U.S. enterprises with security responsibilities to organize themselves to cope with security problems by pooling their resources.
Key representatives of these councils and U.S. Embassy security officers, as well as other post officials, develop working relationships to create an exchange of information through which pertinent, unclassified, security information is shared in a timely fashion.
rome.usembassy.gov /rso   (226 words)

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