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

About The Office of Security

·         Mission

·         Director's Biography

General Contacts

Office of the Director

      Director for Security - Townsend, Richard L.

      Deputy Director for Security - Washington Jr., Harold L.

Project and Administrative Management Division

      Assistant Director - Sadler, Kevin

·         Admin/Finance Program


·         Strategic Operations Program

Information and Personnel Security Division

    Assistant Director - Fields, Tonya

·         Information and Industrial Security Program

·         Personnel Security Program

Security and Emergency Management Division

     Assistant Director - Schnare, Nicholas

·         Continuity Program

·         EOC Operations Program

·         HCHB Security Program

·         Occupant Emergency Plan Program

Investigations and Threat Management Division

     Assistant Director - Lee, George

·         Investigations and Threat Management Programs

·         PTO Program - Alexandria, VA

·         NOAA Program - Silver Spring, MD

·         Census Program - Suitland, MD

Plans, Programs and Compliance Division

     Assistant Director – Harman, Michael

·         HSPD-12 Program

·         Physical Security Program

·         Overseas Security Program

Client Security Services Division

     Assistant Director (Acting) – Schnare, Nicholas

·         FirstNet, Office of Security - Director of Security, Richard Zerillo

·         BEA, Office of Security - Security Manager, Victor Aqueche

·         BIS, Office of Security - Security Manager - VACANT

·         ITA, Office of Security - Security Manager - Kevin Michael

·         NOAA, Office of Security - Security Manager - Jeffrey Jones

               ERSO, Danika M. Hughes

·                       WRSO, Cheryl Wieser

·         Census, Office of Security - Deputy Director of Security - Robert Drew

·                       NPC RSO, Lori Carpenter

·         NIST, Office of Security - Director of Security, Craig Trumpet

·                       SSO, Matthew Snyder

·                       PSG Chief of Police,  Eric Perez


·         About the Department of Commerce

·         About the Federal Government


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