Special Meeting Notice for April 2, 2014

Special Meeting Notice – On April 2nd we have the privilege of having two Special Agents from the U.S. Department of State provide a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) . The DSS has a broad scope of responsibilities protecting people, information, and property as the only law enforcement agency with representation in nearly every country in the world. Overseas, the DSS develops and implements security programs to safeguard all personnel who work in every U.S. diplomatic mission around the world. The DSS formulates plans to deal with various emergency contingencies, including defining emergency management responsibilities for incidents ranging from hostage taking to evacuations. They are the primary liaison with foreign police and security services overseas in support of U.S. law enforcement initiatives and investigations.

In the United States, the Bureau protects the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and foreign dignitaries who visit the United States. The DSS develops and implements security programs to protect the more than 100 domestic State Department facilities as well as the residence of the Secretary of State. The DSS also assists foreign embassies and consulates in the United States with the security for their missions and personnel.

Please invite your colleagues to this special presentation which has taken 6 months to plan and get approvals for. Absolutely no recording devices will be permitted.