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Security is Everyone's Responsibility!

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.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you send my clearance information to another agency?

How do I get security clearance?

How do I get visitors' access to our facility?

How do I get a badge?

How to Conduct End-of-Day Security Check?

When an employee or contractor leaves who do I turn my badge into?

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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: 

Role of Commerce Employees in
  increasing emergency preparedness:

  • 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 organizationís ability to continue its critical missions.

Continuity of Operations


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NOAA Security Service Center
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
US Dept of Commerce,
Office of Security at NOAA,
1315 East West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Danika M. Hughes,
Security Manager 
Tel: 301-713-2036 | Fax: 301-713-0953




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