US DEPT. OF COMMERCE LOGO (OFFICE OF SECURITY) Homeland Security Advisory System
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Security Information Line
(202) 482-7400 or (877) 860-2329

HCHB Security Dispatch Center 202-482-4584
/ Emergency Only 202-482- 2222

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Working Together to Make the Department of Commerce a More Secure Environment for All

The Office of Security provides policies, programs, and oversight as it collaborates with:

  • Facility managers to reduce the terrorism risks to DOC personnel and facilities;
  • Program managers to reduce the espionage risks to DOC personnel, information and facilities;
  • Department and bureau leadership to increase emergency preparedness for DOC operations.

Reducing Terrorism & Espionage Risks, Increasing  Emergency Preparedness



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Role of Commerce Employees
in reducing espionage risks:

  • Know that the threat of espionage still exists.

  • Safeguard sensitive and classified documents.

  • Report encounters with anyone, including co-workers and foreign nationals, who request classified information, want more information 
    than they need to know, or act suspiciously.

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Role of Commerce Employees
     in reducing terrorism risks:

Know what to be aware of and what to report to the appropriate authorities, including: 

  • Individuals videotaping, photographing, taking notes on, or drawing maps of facilities.

  • Abandoned, unattended, or overloaded
    cars or trucks.

  • Individuals asking questions regarding
     security, employees and their schedules,
     facilities, and activities.

  • Unattended briefcases or packages,
    and individuals not displaying proper
    building identification.

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Emergency Management

Role of Commerce Employees in
  increasing emergency preparedness:

  • Report any and all emergency information
    to the appropriate authorities.

  • Follow coordinated guidance issued for
    evacuation and/or shelter-in-place.

  • Support your organization’s ability to
    continue its critical missions.

US Department of Commerce, Office of Security
Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB)
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230

Last updated: Monday, November 03, 2008 07:18:30 AM

The Office of Security is an Operating Unit of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration within the Office of the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Commerce .

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