The U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and ASIS International (ASIS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration and information sharing between the two security organizations.
As a result of this agreement, OSAC affirms its willingness to provide U.S. Government representatives such as Regional Security Officers, intelligence analysts, and other subject-matter experts to ASIS in-person and online events globally. ASIS will designate space on the Global Terrorism Council, as well as other Councils as needed, for an OSAC representative. In addition, the organizations will investigate opportunities to co-locate OSAC regional events with ASIS global conferences.
“ASIS and OSAC members possess significant expertise in identifying and mitigating risks to people, property, and information,” says Michael J. Stack, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International. “This MOU strengthens our strategic relationship, promotes private and public sector cooperation and collaboration, and provides practitioners with a greater understanding of global security threats facing multinational organizations.”
Directed by a council of 34 representatives from companies and government agencies concerned with overseas security, OSAC promotes dialogue between the U.S. government and the American private sector on security issues abroad.