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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

Know Your Roles


Your role as Commerce Employees in reducing terrorism risks & increasing emergancy preparedness. Know what to be aware of and what to report to the appropriate authorities, such as:

  • 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


  • 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.

Emergency Management

  • 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.

NOAA Security Service Center
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
US Dept of Commerce, 
Office of Security at NOAA, 
1335 East West Highway, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Ms. Danika M. Hughes, ERSO Security Manager.

Tel: (301) 713-0954/4094 Fax: (301) 713-0953