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Suspicious Package Safety Procedures, Continued Vigilance and Situational Awareness

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 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.


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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Emergency Management
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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.




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