1 FAM 260 

BUREAU OF DIPLOMATIC SECURITY (DS)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)
(Office of Origin:  DS/MGT/PPD)

1 FAM 261  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DIPLOMATIC SECURITY (DS)

1 FAM 261.1  Responsibilities

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

a. The Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security (DS) reports directly to the Under Secretary for Management (M).

b. The Assistant Secretary reports to the Secretary as threats and circumstances require, and carries out, by delegation of authority, DA-214, the Secretary’s security responsibilities under the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended (22 U.S.C. 4802 et seq.), for:

(1)  Serving as the primary advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, Under Secretaries, and Assistant Secretaries of State on all security and law enforcement-related matters at all Department facilities abroad and within the United States;

(2)  Establishing and operating post security and protective functions abroad;

(3)  Developing and implementing communications, computer, and information security;

(4)  Emergency planning abroad;

(5)  Establishing and operating local guard services abroad;

(6)  Supervising the U.S. Marine Corps Security Guard program;

(7)  Liaising with U.S. private-sector security interests abroad;

(8)  Protecting foreign missions and international organizations, foreign officials, and diplomatic personnel in the United States, as authorized by law;

(9)  Protecting the Secretary and other persons designated by the Secretary, as authorized by law;

(10) Physically protecting Department facilities, communications, and computer and information systems in the United States;

(11) Conducting investigations relating to protection of foreign officials, diplomatic personnel, and foreign missions in the United States; suitability for employment; employee security; illegal passport and visa issuance or use; and other investigations; as authorized by law;

(12) Carrying out the rewards program for information concerning international terrorism authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2708;

(13) Performing other security, investigative, and protective matters as authorized by law;

(14) Developing and coordinating counterterrorism planning, emergency action planning abroad, threat analysis programs, and liaison with other Federal agencies to carry out these functions;

(15) Developing and implementing technical and physical security programs, including security-related construction, radio, and personnel security communications, armored vehicles, computer and communications security, and research programs necessary to develop such measures;

(16) Managing the Diplomatic Courier Service;

(17) Developing facilities, methods, and materials to upgrade necessary skills to carry out these responsibilities; and

(18) Managing and developing antiterrorism assistance programs to assist foreign government security training that are administered by the Department under chapter 8 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2349aa et seq.).

c.  The Assistant Secretary assists the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Management with formulating policy on security programs worldwide for the Department and the foreign affairs community serving abroad under the authority of the chiefs of missions.

d. The Assistant Secretary chairs the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB), whose members include the security directors of the foreign affairs and intelligence agencies represented at U.S. diplomatic and consular missions abroad.

e. The Assistant Secretary advises the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Management on diplomatic security matters and supervises the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

f.  The Assistant Secretary coordinates the provision of diplomatic security services and the exchange of security-related intelligence and operational information among the Department, foreign governments, other U.S. Government agencies, and all law-enforcement authorities.

g. The Assistant Secretary has overall substantive and coordinating responsibility for the following Department regulatory publications:

(1)  1 FAM 260, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS); and

(2)  Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), Volume 12 ―Diplomatic Security and its related Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs) in their entirety including:

(a)  12 FAH-1, Emergency Planning Handbook;

(b)  12 FAH-2, Protection Handbook;

(c)  12 FAH-3, Worldwide Protective Service Program Handbook;

(d)  12 FAH-4, Investigations Handbook;

(e)  12 FAH-5, Physical Security Handbook;

(f)   12 FAH-6, Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) Security Standards and Policy Handbook

(g)  12 FAH-7, Local Guard Program Handbook (LGP);

(h)  12 FAH-8, Residential Security Program Handbook;

(i)   12 FAH-9, Special Protective Equipment Handbook;

(j)   12 FAH-10, Information System Security Controls and Procedures;

(k)  12 FAH-11, Technical Security Handbook; and

(l)   12 FAH-12, Implementation Procedures for Accountability Review Board (ARB) Recommendations.

h. Managing the Directorate of the Executive Director for Diplomatic Security (DS/EX):

(a)  Deputy Executive Director;

(b)  Office of Management Services (DS/EX/MGT);

(c)  Office of the Chief Financial Officer (DS/EX/CFO);

(d)  Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DS/EX/CTO);

(e)  Human Resources Management (DS/EX/HRM); and

i.  Managing the Strategic Advisory Unit of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

1 FAM 261.2  Organization

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

See 1 FAM Exhibit 261.2 for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security organization chart.

1 FAM 261.3  Authorities

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

a. DS was established within the Department pursuant to the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-399; 22 U.S.C. 4801, et seq.).  Title I of the Act defines the security functions and responsibilities of the Secretary.  Title II of the Act authorized the creation of the Diplomatic Security Service, which is responsible for managing DS' day-to-day security operations.  Title III of the Act provides that the Secretary must convene accountability review boards.  The Secretary delegates responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security for those functions vested in the Secretary by sections 103(a)(2) (22 U.S.C. 4802(a)(2)) and 402(a)(2) (22 U.S.C. 4852(a)(2)) of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended by section 162(g) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 1994 and 1995, Pub. L. 103-215; and the functions vested in the Secretary by section 214 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 4314).

b. Section 103(a) of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended (22 U.S.C. 4802(a)(1), provides for the following security functions:  The Secretary must develop and implement (in consultation with the heads of other Federal agencies having personnel or missions abroad where appropriate and within the scope of the resources made available) policies and programs, including funding levels and standards, to provide for the security of U.S. Government operations of a diplomatic nature and foreign government operations of a diplomatic nature in the United States.  Such policies and programs must include:

(1)  Protecting all U.S. Government personnel on official duty abroad (other than Voice of America correspondents on official assignment and those personnel under the command of a United States area military commander) and their accompanying dependents;

(2)  Establishing and operating security functions at all U.S. Government missions abroad (other than facilities or installations subject to the control of a U.S.-area military commander);

(3)  Establishing and operating security functions at all Department facilities in the United States; and

(4)  Protection of foreign missions, international organizations, and foreign officials and other foreign persons in the United States, as authorized by law.

c.  The Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/TIA/OSAC) was established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463) 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 1 et seq.  (See also 12 FAM 024.).

d. The Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 and National Security Policy Directive 1 (NSPD-1) provide authority for the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB).

e. The legal authorities for the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Program within DS (12 FAM) are:

(1)  The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (Public Law 89-487), as amended (5 U.S.C. 552);

(2)  The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Public Law 93-579), as amended 5 U.S.C. 552a);

(3)  22 CFR 171, Availability of Information and Records to the Public; and

(4)  (Executive Order) E.O.13526 (classified national security information).

5 FAM 414.4 and 5 FAM 414.6 provide further guidance on the State Department's implementation of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act

f.  Section 36 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (Public Law 84-885), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2708), provides authority for the counterterrorism rewards program.

g. Section 37 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2709) provides authority for certain responsibilities of Diplomatic Security special agents (i.e., passport and visa fraud, investigations, protection).

h. Section 160 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204), as amended, (22 U.S.C. 4852(b)) provides authority for construction security certifications.

i.  Section 103 (a)(2)(G) of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 and Part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (Public Law 87-195), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2349aa), provide authority for the antiterrorism assistance program.

j.  Under the Foreign Missions Act of 1982 (as codified at 22 U.S.C. 4314), and 18 U.S.C. 3056A(d), the Department provides for the extraordinary protection of foreign missions and officials, international organizations and foreign dignitaries under certain circumstances throughout the United States.  (See also Executive Order 12478 (1984) and Delegation of Authority No. 214, Section 8 (1994)).

k. DS has authority to conduct personnel security and suitability investigations based on the following executive orders and laws:

(1)  Section 103 (a)(2)(B), Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended, (22 U.S.C. 4802(a)(2)(B));

(2)  E.O. 12968 dated August 2, 1995;

(3)  E.O. 13467 dated June 20, 2008; and

(4)  E.O. 13587 dated October 7, 2011.

l.  Public Law 89-554 (5 U.S.C. 7531 – 5 U.S.C. 7533), enacted September 6, 1966, gives to the heads of major U.S. Government agencies, including the Secretary, the power to summarily suspend and remove any employee of the agency when deemed necessary “in the interests of national security.”  The Department’s basic authorizing legislation for its personnel security program is codified in 5 U.S.C. 7531 – 5 U.S.C. 7533.

m. The Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2000 and 2001, Title VI, Public Law 106-113) (22 U.S.C. 4865), established two security requirements for U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad:  collocation and setback.  The authority to waive these requirements has been delegated from the Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, except with respect to chancery and consulate buildings.

n. The Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, Public Law 99-399 (22 U.S.C. 4802), provides the Secretary with authority for developing and implementing communications, computer, and information security.  These functions, among others under Section 4802, were delegated to DS in Delegation 214.

o. Other authorities, as appropriate.

1 FAM 262  principal DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DIPLOMATIC SECURITY AND DIRECTOR OF THE DIPLOMATIC SECURITY SERVICE (DS/DSS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

a. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service (DS/DSS):

(1)  Advises the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security on the formulation and implementation of security programs and law enforcement policies for the Department and the foreign affairs community;

(2)  Serves as the Director of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and manages the day-to-day operations of the Department's security program at U.S. diplomatic and consular missions abroad;

(3)  Directs personal protective services for the Secretary, other Department officials, certain resident foreign dignitaries, and dignitaries on official visits to the United States;

(4)  Oversees the worldwide law-enforcement and protective-security responsibilities of DSS;

(5)  Oversees the Department's personnel security program, which determines the issuance and maintenance of employee security clearances; and

(6)  Chairs the Secretary's Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/TIA/OSAC), which promotes cooperation between U.S. business and private-sector interests abroad and the Department's security programs.

b. DS/DSS also provides direct management oversight to the following directorates and the public affairs office, which make up the Diplomatic Security Service:

(1)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of Countermeasures (DS/C):

(a)  Office of Physical Security Programs (DS/C/PSP);

(b)  Office of Security Technology (DS/C/ST); and

(c)  Office of the Diplomatic Courier Service (DS/C/DC);

(2)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of International Programs (DS/IP):

(a)  Office of Special Programs and Coordination (DS/IP/SPC);

(b)  Office of Overseas Protective Operations (DS/IP/OPO); and

(c)  Office of Regional Directors (DS/IP/RD);

(3)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of High Threat Programs (DS/HTP):

(a)  Office of Regional Directors (DS/HTP/RD); and

(b)  Office of Special Programs (DS/HTP/SP);

(4)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of Domestic Operations (DS/DO):

(a)  Office of Domestic Facilities Protection (DS/DO/DFP);

(b)  Office of Protection (DS/DO/P);

(c)  Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence (DS/DO/ICI);

(d)  Office of Field Office Management (DS/DO/FLD); and

(e)  Office of Special Investigations (DS/DO/OSI);

(5)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of Training (DS/T):

(a)  Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA);

(b)  Office of Training and Performance Standards (DS/T/TPS); and

(c)  Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD);

(6)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of Threat Investigations and Analysis (DS/TIA):

(a)  Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis (DS/TIA/ITA);

(b)  Office of Protective Intelligence Investigations (DS/TIA/PII);

(c)  Diplomatic Security Command Center (DS/TIA/CC); and

(d)  Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/TIA/OSAC);

(7)  Directorate of the Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure (DS/SI):

(a)  Office of Information Security (DS/SI/IS); and

(b)  Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/SI/PSS);

(8)  Public Affairs (DS/PA).

(9)  Directorate of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director of Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS):

(a)  Office of Cyber Monitoring and Operations;

(b)  Office of Cyber Threat and Investigations; and

(c)  Office of Technology Innovation and Engineering

1 FAM 262.1  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Countermeasures (DS/C)

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Countermeasures (DS/C):

(1)  Manages worldwide physical and technical security countermeasures programs);

(2)  Directs and provides management oversight to the:

(a)  Office of Physical Security Programs (DS/C/PSP);

(b)  Office of Security Technology (DS/C/ST); and

(c)  Office of the Diplomatic Courier Service (DS/C/DC);

(3)  Formulates security policy and program plans for worldwide physical and technical security countermeasures; and

(4)  Represents the Department in negotiations with other Federal agencies on issues regarding physical and technical security countermeasures.;

1 FAM 262.1-1  Office of Physical Security Programs (DS/C/PSP)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Physical Security Programs (DS/C/PSP):

(1)  Directs and develops worldwide physical security standards, policies, procedures and guidelines for protecting personnel, facilities, and national security information of the Department and foreign affairs agencies;

(2)  Directs the implementation of physical and residential security programs overseas and ensures that Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) security standards and Department policies, procedures, and guidelines are met to protect diplomatic personnel, facilities, and information;

(3)  Develops and directs the implementation of the requirements of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (22 U.S.C. 4865) mandating collocation and setback of U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad.  DS/C/PSP provides an annual report to Congress on waivers granted by the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security as required under 22 U.S.C. 4865(a)(2)(B)(iii) and 22 U.S.C. 4865 (a)(3)(B)(iii);

(4)  Develops and implements policies and procedures for certifying to Congress that appropriate action has been taken to protect all new office building construction and major renovation projects intended for the storage of classified materials or the conduct of classified activities;

(5)  Develops and directs the implementation of the construction security program to ensure that construction and other materials destined for controlled access areas at post facilities abroad are protected from acquisition to installation;

(6)  Directs the Research and Development Program to identify, evaluate, and recommend physical security countermeasures;

(7)  Directs activities of the Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicle Division (DS/PSP/DEAV) to ensure requirements for defensive and special protective equipment and armored vehicles are met;

(8)  Develops and directs the implementation of the domestic physical security programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines, and ensures regulatory requirements are met to protect Department personnel, facilities, and information throughout the United States; and

(9)  Directs activities of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Division (DS/PSP/WMD) to ensure training and equipment are provided to aid in surviving a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack.

1 FAM 262.1-1(A)  Physical Security Division (DS/C/PSP/PSD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Physical Security Division (DS/C/PSP/PSD):

(1)  Provides oversight and guidance to the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) relating to new office building (NOB) construction, ensuring compliance with OSPB security standards;

(2)  Provides similar oversight and guidance to OBO, through the New Office Building (DS/PSD/NOB) Branch, concerning major renovation projects when the project involves the renovation of a Newly Acquired Building (NAB).

(3)  Evaluates NOB construction and NAB renovation projects and ensures the proper application of physical security and other standards in the selection, design, construction, and modification of buildings abroad to be occupied by the Department and foreign affairs agencies;

(4)  Certifies and develops, through the Research and Development (R&D) section, physical security equipment to meet specified performance criteria through in-house and independent testing;

(5)  Manages the development and installation of secure transit systems;

(6)  Performs physical security standards compliance inspections of new office buildings under construction by the Department; and

(7)  Prepares Congressional certifications with respect to the suitability of new U.S. embassies and consulates for classified operations and protection of personnel.

1 FAM 262.1-1(A)(1)  New Office Building Branch (DS/C/PSP/PSD/NOB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The New Office Building Branch (DS/C/PSP/PSD/NOB):

(1)  Provides project oversight to ensure that OSPB security standards and SECCA requirements are implemented for NOBs and NABs abroad.  DS/PSD/NOB performs liaison/coordination functions for NOBs and NABs with OBO, the relevant diplomatic post, and other DS elements by actively tracking projects from the initial planning phase through final accreditation and move-in;

(2)  Is the key participant in site-selection surveys for all new embassy compounds (NECs);

(3)  Reviews all OBO project/design development plans for new construction;

(4)  Coordinates with the Intelligence Community to ensure security standards relating to technical threats, political violence, and terrorism threats are met;

(5)  Supports the R&D section to certify physical security equipment (such as doors and barriers) meets specified performance criteria (e.g., ballistic resistance, forced entry, and anti-ram) through in-house and independent testing;

(6)  Coordinates and ensures the adequacy and completeness of all requests for waivers of collocation and setback requirements for NOBs and NABs as it relates to the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA);

(7)  Coordinates and ensures the adequacy and completeness of all requests for exceptions to the OSPB and Department security standards for NOBs and NABs;

(8)  Coordinates with OBO concerning the construction of local guard facilities (e.g., changing rooms, meeting rooms, etc.) to the degree that these facilities are needed in new construction; and

(9)  Coordinates with OBO, Post and – as appropriate - the host government when facilities for host nation security personnel are required on or outside the compound perimeter for NOBs and NABs.  Such personnel provide supplemental security support to the U.S. Government, and the DS/PSD/NOB coordination is required when such facilities are placed on: a) property belonging to the U.S. Government, b) property leased by the U.S. Government, or c) located outside of the compound perimeter wall with no direct access to the secure compound.  If these facilities are permanent structures (i.e., brick and mortar) on property to which the Department holds title, OBO will fund these projects.  If the facilities can be provided using temporary structures, such as trailers or prefabricated structures, then the cost of procuring, transporting, and installing the facilities, as well as utility connections and other infrastructure requirements, will be funded by DS.

      NOTE:  The structures described in 1 FAM 262.1-1(A)(2)(6) and (7), whether permanent or temporary, are not subject to the OSPB physical security standards but will comply with the international building code; repairs and maintenance are funded through OBO's normal repair and maintenance funding process.  Facilities built off U.S. Government property, where authorized may be built to local standards, unless OBO in consultation with DS deems the local codes are substandard for inhabitation.  In those cases the facilities will be built to the international building code.  OBO and DS, in consultation with the Office of the Legal Advisor (L), will review any such proposals on a case-by-case basis before any decisions are made.  DS funds construction of these structures and their repair and maintenance.

1 FAM 262.1-1(A)(2)  Certification, Accreditation, Transit Security Branch (DS/C/PSP/PSD/CAT)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Certification, Accreditation, Transit Security Branch (DS/C/PSP/PSD/CAT):

(1)  Recommends and implements construction security policies abroad;

(2)  Determines the appropriate level of construction security coverage abroad in accordance with OSPB construction security standards for all new office buildings (NOBs), major renovation/rehabilitation projects, and all construction projects occurring in the controlled access area (CAA) of diplomatic facilities abroad;

(3)  Recommends and implements policies and procedures for the certification of all such projects abroad in accordance with Section 160(a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204), as amended;

(4)  Recommends policies and develops procedures to ensure that construction and materials and equipment destined for installation in the controlled access areas of diplomatic facilities abroad are provided the appropriate security protection from the time of acquisition until installation;

(5)  Promotes the development of state-of-the-art secure transit systems and installation of the approved systems;

(6)  Conducts accreditation inspections of projects certified to Congress to ensure compliance with OSPB security standards, conformity with construction security plans, and proper operation of the security systems.  Accreditation is required prior to occupancy and the processing and storage of classified information in the facility; and

(7)  Coordinates inspections programs, schedules, and objectives with OBO and other foreign affairs agencies.

1 FAM 262.1-1(B)  Project Coordination Division (DS/C/PSP/PCD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Project Coordination Division (DS/PSP/PCD):

(1)  Provides project evaluation to ensure proper application of physical security standards in the selection, design, construction, and modification of buildings abroad to be occupied by the Department and foreign affairs agencies;

(2)  Coordinates and ensures the adequacy and completeness of all requests for waiver of collocation and setback requirements of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA);

(3)  Coordinates and ensures the adequacy and completeness of all requests for exceptions to the OSPB and Department security standards for applicable upgrades to existing office buildings and newly acquired facilities;

(4)  Provides input for and responds to requests from Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Inspector General (OIG), other foreign affairs agencies, and Department bureaus and offices for information or guidance;

(5)  Provides review of RSO-generated physical security surveys of buildings abroad to identify vulnerabilities and validates and prioritizes requests for physical security upgrades as required or necessary with OBO;

(6)  Provides technical review of RSO-recommended physical security upgrades at overseas schools and Department-sponsored recreation associations in support of the OBO-managed and funded Soft Target Program;

(7)  Coordinates with OBO, members of the OSPB, and the Intelligence Community to ensure compliance with OSPB and Department security standards;

(8)  Coordinates with OBO concerning the construction of local guard facilities (e.g., changing rooms, meeting rooms, etc.) to the degree that these facilities are needed on existing compounds.  With regard to retrofitting existing facilities, there may be instances where DS seeks transfer authority to send funds to OBO to retrofit such facilities; and

(9)  Coordinates with OBO, Post and - as appropriate - the host government when facilities for host nation security personnel are required on or outside the compound perimeter wall.  Such police or military personnel provide supplemental security support to the U.S. Government and DS/PSP/PCD coordination is required when such facilities are placed on:  a) property belonging to the U.S. Government, b) property leased to the U.S. Government, or c) preferably located outside of the compound perimeter wall with no direct access to the secure compound.  If these facilities are permanent structures (i.e., brick and mortar) on property to which the Department holds title, OBO will fund these projects.  If the facilities can be provided using temporary structures, such as trailers or prefabricated structures, then the cost of procuring, transporting, and installing the facilities, as well as utility connections and other infrastructure requirements, are funded by DS.

      NOTE:  The structures described in 1 FAM 262.1-1(A)(1) (8) and (9), whether permanent or temporary, are not subject to the OSPB physical security standards but comply with the international building codes adopted by OBO. Repairs and maintenance are funded through OBO's normal repair and maintenance funding process.  Facilities built off U.S. Government property, where authorized, may be built to local standards, unless OBO in consultation with DS deems the local codes are substandard for inhabitation.  In those cases the facilities will be built to the international building code.  OBO and DS, in consultation with the Office of the Legal Advisor (L), will review any such proposals on a case-by-case basis before any decisions are made.  DS funds construction of these structures and their repair and maintenance.

(10) Directs, develops, and delivers programs, operational guidance, and resources to sustain effective Residential Security Program (RSPs) at U.S. diplomatic missions. PCD is organized into regional branches, each with dedicated program management responsibility for the RSPs in their region:

(A)  Develops standards, policies, and procedures for RSPs;

(B)  Provides post with assistance in RSP design and implementation;

(C)  Allocates and monitors disbursement of funds for RSPs worldwide;

(D)  Responds to RSP exception requests;

(E)  Conducts RSP management and financial reviews at posts;

(F)  Coordinates RSP issues within DS, other Department offices and bureaus, and foreign affairs agencies; and

(G)  Assists RSOs to ensure RSPs are implemented equitably for all personnel under COM authority.

(11) Conducts RSP-specific program management reviews (PMRs) at selected posts each year.  PMRs assess RSO management of posts and may include contract services, and program funding management.  PMRs ensure that post’s RSP addresses the residential security standards for the political violence, terrorism, and crime threat as addressed in 12 FAH-8, OSPB Security Standards and Policy Handbook.

(12) Coordinates the Expeditionary Support Working Group including OBO, USAID, and other government agencies to coordinate the deployment and employment of physical security countermeasures and tools for Posts to respond to urgent needs following a natural disaster, attack, civil unrest, or other need as articulated by the RSO and Post.  PCD will coordinate an interdisciplinary team for both deployment and employment should those resources be needed by Post.

(13) PCD will procure, store, and coordinate the deployment of expeditionary physical security countermeasures to meet the immediate needs of Posts following a natural disaster, attack, civil unrest, or to immediately mitigate a serious vulnerability. These expeditionary countermeasures may also be used to enable for the rapid deployment for an expeditionary diplomatic presence.  The deployment and employment of these resources will be done in coordination with IP or HTP and the RSO as directed by the Director of the Diplomatic Security Service.

1 FAM 262.1-1(C)  Facilities Security Division (DSC/C/PSP/FSD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Facilities Security Division (DS/C/PSP/FSD):

(1)  Directs, manages, and provides oversight for physical security upgrades to Department facilities throughout the United States;

(2)  Develops domestic physical security policies, procedures, and guidelines for protecting Department personnel, facilities, and classified operations in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Interagency Security Committee standards;

(3)  Conducts security surveys and inspections of all Department domestic facilities to ensure compliance with Department policies and applicable Federal security guidelines;

(4)  Coordinates with the Office of Operations (A/OPR), the General Services Administration (GSA), and commercial contractors to ensure that security installations are completed on schedule in compliance with domestic security policies, procedures, guidelines, and design specifications;

(5)  Coordinates funding with A/OPR, GSA, and commercial contractors for security systems and equipment, supporting infrastructure, secure procurement and storage, and construction surveillance technicians;

(6)  Provides security review of A/OPR domestic construction projects, relocations, and renovations of Department office spaces and facilities.  DS/PSP/FSD designs security features for upgrades; prioritizes projects in consultation with A/OPR; and coordinates funding with requesting Department bureaus; and

(7)  Evaluates and assesses Department and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) threat information for domestic facilities.

1 FAM 262.1-1(C)(1)  Project Coordination Branch (DS/C/PSP/FSD/PCB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Project Coordination Branch (DS/C/PSP/FSD/PCB):

(1)  Directs, manages, and provides project management oversight for physical security upgrades to Department domestic facilities designated security Levels I through IV by the Department of Justice (DOJ);

(2)  Proposes improvements to physical security systems and equipment to ensure the protection of life, property, and information, while ensuring facility compliance with Department policies, procedures, and guidelines;

(3)  Coordinates with A/OPR and GSA on projects requiring the design and installation of security systems, such as proprietary alarms, automated access control, vehicle barrier systems, closed-circuit television, and high-security locking hardware;

(4)  Provides oversight for the development of memoranda of agreement (MOAs) for interagency transfer of support funds and tracking of the reimbursement of funds from other Department entities to ensure security project completion;

(5)  Provides construction security for security upgrades in sensitive areas of Department domestic facilities;

(6)  Reviews and assesses the results of security surveys and inspections of domestic facilities, including field and passport offices, regional centers, and DOJ-designated Level I through IV facilities.  DS/FSD/PCB recommends cost-effective countermeasures to eliminate vulnerabilities and hazards and coordinates funding, prioritization, and drafts the statements of work to implement the installation of countermeasures;

(7)  Reviews Level I through IV A/OPR new construction and renovation projects of domestic office space and facilities; assists A/OPR in the prioritization of projects; and coordinates funding with the requesting Department bureau;

(8)  Designs and integrates intrusion-detection, access-control, closed-circuit television systems, and high-security locking hardware configurations in conjunction with security upgrades and office renovations;

(9)  Coordinates the inclusion of security requirements in the construction drawings and specifications with A/OPR, GSA, and commercial contractors; and

(10) Tests and evaluates newly installed physical security equipment to ensure compliance with Department security and operational requirements.

1 FAM 262.1-1(C)(2)  Domestic Buildings Branch (DS/C/PSP/FSD/DBB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Domestic Buildings Branch (DS/C/PSP/FSD/DBB):

(1)  Designs the installation of intrusion-detection, access-control, and closed-circuit television systems, and high-security locking hardware for domestic facilities;

(2)  Provides oversight to ensure compliance with security requirements for major long-term technical and physical-security renovation projects at all DOJ-designated Level V Department facilities (Harry S Truman Building, Blair House, and U.S. Mission to the United Nations);

(3)  Coordinates the inclusion of security requirements in the construction drawings and specifications with A/OPR, GSA, and commercial contractors;

(4)  Provides classified drawings and specifications of facility renovations to construction project managers, coordinators, and construction surveillance technicians; and

(5)  Ensures commercial contractors comply with Department policies, procedures, and guidelines during construction.

1 FAM 262.1-1(C)(3)  Security Standards and Compliance Branch (DS/C/PSP/FSD/SSC)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security Standards and Compliance Branch (DS/C/PSP/FSD/SSC):

(1)  Conducts evaluations, surveys, and inspections of Department domestic facilities to ensure compliance with Department policies, procedures, and guidelines;

(2)  Develops and maintains domestic security policies, procedures, and guidelines in concert with Interagency Security Committee standards for protecting Department personnel, facilities, and national security information;

(3)  Evaluates technical and terrorism threat information and vulnerabilities relating to domestic facilities;

(4)  Proposes improvements on the use of physical and technical security systems and certifies their use; and

(5)  Conducts quarterly alarm testing of the Department’s classified processing areas to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and guidelines.

1 FAM 262.1-1(D)  Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicle Division (DS/C/PSP/DEAV)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicle Division (DS/C/PSP/DEAV):

(1)  Directs the development of standards, policies, and procedures related to special protective equipment (SPE) and armored vehicles;

(2)  Manages the DS special protective equipment programs, which provides:

(a)  Research, development, and testing of SPE;

(b)  Acquisition and secure shipment of all SPE;

(c)  Inspection of DS-issued weapons to ensure proper function during DS agents’ periodic requalification sessions and at other times as needed;

(d)  Serves as the focal point for DS-issued weapons requiring repair or replacement; and

(e)  Management of the annual DS SPE inventory.

(3)  Manages the Department's armored vehicle program, which provides:

(a)  Research, development, and testing of armored vehicles and their subcomponents;

(b)  Acquisition and secure shipment of all protective vehicles;

(c)  Armoring of Department (Office of Logistics Management, Marine security guard, chief of mission) and International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) security vehicles;

(d)  Procurement, product integrity, and worldwide deployment of the Department's armored vehicles;

(e)  Periodic inspection of deployed armored vehicles to ensure product integrity;

(f)   Serves as the focal point for Department's armored vehicles requiring repair of the armor, to include transparent armor (glass) or replacement; and

(4)  Represents the Department on international and U.S. Government interagency committees involved in developing uniform security standards for defensive equipment and armored vehicles.

1 FAM 262.1-1(E)  Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Division (DS/C/PSP/WMD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Division (DS/C/PSP/WMD):

(1)  Is responsible for providing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) countermeasures training and equipment to personnel under chief-of-mission authority to aid in surviving a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack;

(2)  Provides additional training and equipment abroad to first responders (volunteers approved at post for such service), local guards, bodyguards, surveillance detection personnel, and other designated security personnel;

(3)  Provides, in addition to the training abroad:

(a)  Domestic WMD awareness training for personnel scheduled for assignment abroad;

(b)  Escape mask training and equipment for Department employees assigned to designated State Department domestic facilities;

(c)  Training for domestic and overseas mail handling and screening for suspicious substances; and

(d)  Other WMD awareness and countermeasures training;

(4)  Researches and tests new WMD countermeasures equipment to ensure the equipment meets new or changing needs.  DS/PSP/WMD plans procurements for deployment to Department facilities abroad and domestically; and

(5)  Represents DS on the Nuclear Trafficking Response Group (NTRG) and serves as the point of contact for the NTRG and regional security officers (RSOs) abroad in responding to NTRG concerns at overseas posts.

1 FAM 262.1-2  Office of Security Technology (DS/C/ST)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Security Technology (DS/C/ST):

(1)  Provides management and policy direction to the Countermeasures Program Division (DS/ST/CMP), Security Technology Operations Division (DS/ST/STO), Facility Security Engineering Division (DS/ST/FSE), and Security Systems Integration Division (DS/ST/SSI);

(2)  Directs the development of security standards, policies, and procedures associated with technical countermeasures, security technology operations, and facility security engineering programs domestically and abroad.  DS/C/ST ensures that security standards for these disciplines are met to protect national security information, diplomatic facilities, and personnel domestically and abroad;

(3)  Directs the implementation of technical countermeasures, security technology operations, and facility security engineering programs;

(4)  Develops and implements procedures to track facility profiles, post compliance with Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB)-approved security technology standards, and exceptions to the OSPB standards;

(5)  Directs implementation of DS research and development programs to identify technical countermeasures and DS-approved technical security equipment;

(6)  Fields approved technical security equipment and maintains equipment lifecycle data;

(7)  Represents the Department in cooperative security technology initiatives including programs with U.S. organizations and with approved friendly foreign governments;

(8)  Coordinates all briefing papers and related materials concerning security technology programs abroad for DS and senior Department management;

(9)  Directs the Systems Integration Monitoring (SIM) Program, which integrates DS/C/ST technologies at select locations where the threat environment and security needs warrant enhanced situational awareness and command capabilities to augment post's ability to manage operations and deal with crises;

(10) Enhances the life safety and security of personnel serving at missions abroad by directing programs that investigate and implement technical solutions such as personnel tracking, contingency communications, electronic measures to counter improvised explosive devices, and systems that sense incoming artillery and warn personnel; and

(11) Develops, implements, and manages DS unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs.

1 FAM 262.1-2(A)  Countermeasures Program Division (DS/C/ST/CMP)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Countermeasures Program Division (DS/C/ST/CMP):

(1)  Oversees the Executive Section (DS/CMP/EX) and ensures the Division maintains up-to-date and responsive expertise to assist the Department in fulfilling its technical security responsibilities, provides technical security standards exception request resolutions, central program and division operations management, countermeasures policy and guidance publications, and formal documentation for DS resolution;

(2)  Manages emerging technology programs for investigating new threats to, and enhanced protection for, national security information;

(3)  Manages technical security vulnerability research and identification, mitigation development and implementation, information collection, alternative countermeasures development, risk analysis, and drafting associated assessments, strategies, policies, and standards;

(4)  Provides telecommunication security assessments;

(5)  Serves as the Department’s voting member to the Technical Threat Working Group (TTWG);

(6)  Serves as the principal liaison to foreign government members of the International Technical Security (INTECSEC) Group, and sponsors INTECSEC’s security officer exchange program;

(7)  Manages the Technical Monitoring and Engineering Section (DS/CMP/TME), in consultation with DS/CTS, responsible for the Department’s Wi-Fi and RF monitoring programs, to include coordination of implementation and maintenance of RF monitoring systems, wireless procedural surveys and approvals, design, integration, and maintenance of wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) for diplomatic facilities worldwide; and

(8)  Provides DS/ST management and policy direction to the Special Countermeasures Program (DS/CMP/SCP), supporting facility-specific countermeasures in critical threat environments, and managing DS/C’s special access programs (SAPs) in coordination with the Office of Special Projects Coordination (OBO/PDCS/SPC) and DS/FSD/SSC.

1 FAM 262.1-2(A)(1)  Emanations Countermeasures Branch (DS/C/ST/CMP/ECB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Emanations Countermeasures Branch (DS/C/ST/CMP/ECB):

(1)  Manages the DS certified shielded enclosure (CSE), built-in conference room (BCR), and secure conference room (SCR) programs, provides preventive maintenance for DS-owned enclosures and conference rooms, and certifies all shielded enclosures and conference rooms worldwide;

(2)  Evaluates and approves security measures for each secret-level collateral secure video teleconferencing facility abroad;

(3)  Coordinates with U.S. and friendly foreign sources to identify technical security vulnerabilities and develop mitigations;

(4)  Reviews design drawings and documentation for new construction, major renovations, and upgrade projects for compliance with technical security standards, in accordance with the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB); and

(5)  Researches, develops, and implements radio frequency (RF) and acoustic countermeasures tools, materials, and systems to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide.

1 FAM 262.1-2(A)(2)  Technical Analysis Branch (DS/CMP/TAB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Technical Analysis Branch (DS/CMP/TAB):

(1)  Provides a risk-management program that assesses risk impact and identifies and evaluates facility-specific technical security countermeasures to protect national security information (NSI);

(2)  Collects and analyzes intelligence for environmental technical threat evaluation and security and information systems within U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad, and advises DS leadership on the level of risk posed to NSI at overseas diplomatic facilities;

(3)  Operates the 24 hours a day, seven days a week Technical Operations Group (TOG) at the Diplomatic Security Command Center (DS/TIA/CC), to collect and analyze technical security events and anomalies at overseas facilities;

(4)  Serves as the Department's representative and voting member to the Center for Security Evaluation's TTWG, providing formal intelligence input, and recommendations regarding the level of technical threat to national security information for U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad;

(5)  Manages diplomatic facility technical security assessments (TSAs) and the technical anomaly reporting system (TARS) program, including content requirements and reporting system administration; and

(6)  Manages the communications security (COMSEC) facility technical inspections program, evaluating, and certifying COMSEC accreditations.

1 FAM 262.1-2(A)(3)  Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Branch (DS/CMP/TSC)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Branch (DS/CMP/TSC):

(1)  Conducts global technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) inspections in coordination with DS/ST/STO and conducts targeted TSCM inspections in coordination with DS/ST/STO and DS/ICI/CI;

(2)  Serves as the Department’s central coordinator for TSCM operations and equipment repair;

(3)  Manages DS’ cooperative relationship with the Department's international technical security partners;

(4)  Manages TSCM programs and provides resources and services to reduce the risk of technical penetrations or technical hazards in Department facilities worldwide;

(5)  Ensures all technical penetrations and technical hazards discovered at U.S. facilities abroad under Chief of Mission (COM) authority are reported in coordination with DS/DO/ICI to the Directorate of Central Intelligence in accordance with Security Policy Board Procedural Guides 1, 2, and 3;

(6)  Ensures that all technical penetrations discovered at domestic Department facilities are reported in coordination with DS/DO/ICI to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and

(7)  Provides centralized support for TSCM equipment, including evaluation, procurement, development, and certification.

1 FAM 262.1-2(B)  Security Technology Operations Division (DS/ST/STO)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security Technology Operations Division (DS/ST/STO):

(1)  Provides management and policy direction to the Naval Support Unit (DS/STO/NSU), the Overseas Support Branch (DS/STO/OSB), the Quality Assurance and Liaison Branch (DS/STO/QAL), and the Security Engineering Services Branch (DS/STO/SES);

(2)  Directly supervises the DS/STO/OSB, DS/STO/QAL, and DS/STO/SES branch chiefs and five regional directors for security engineering (RDSEs).  RDSEs serve as field managers and the interface between DS, engineering services centers (ESCs), and engineering services offices (ESOs);

1 FAM 262.1-2(B)(1)  Naval Support Unit (DS/STO/NSU)

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

The Naval Support Unit (DS/STO/NSU) supports the Department security engineering program abroad, and provides U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabee) assets for DS and other U.S. Government projects under the terms of a memorandum of understanding (see 12 FAM Exhibit 451.5).

1 FAM 262.1-2(B)(2)  Overseas Support Branch (DS/STO/OSB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Overseas Support Branch (DS/STO/OSB):

(1)  Manages, coordinates, and supports the worldwide activities of technical security personnel abroad.  These personnel are stationed in U.S. missions, in larger security engineering services centers (ESCs), or smaller engineering services offices (ESOs);

(2)  Prioritizes, obtains, coordinates, and disburses resources to support offices abroad, including positions, travel money, local operating funds, and vehicles;

(3)  Develops operational policy and procedures for technical security support;

(4)  Coordinates Naval Support Unit (DS/STO/NSU) security operations abroad;

(5)  Coordinates the Office of Security Technology (DS/C/ST) operations and support abroad with regional directors in International Programs (DS/IP) and High Threat Programs (DS/HTP) Directorates, executive directors in regional bureaus, post management officers, desk officers in the Office of Security Management (OBO/CFSM/SM), and others within the Department and in outside agencies;

(6)  Prepares briefing materials for Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommendations on technical-security issues of an operational nature in conjunction with the DS Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD).  Personnel may also participate in special project coordination and support as directed by DS management;

(7)  Serves as the central repository for ESC/ESO reporting, to include technical security surveys and inspections; and

(8)  Coordinates Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assist DS/EX/HRM and HR Bureau with recruiting, creation of testing materials, and examinations of prospective technical security personnel.

1 FAM 262.1-2(B)(3)  Security Engineering Services Branch (DS/STO/SES)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security Engineering Services Branch (DS/STO/SES):

(1)  Performs technical surveillance countermeasure (TSCM) inspections at domestic facilities;

(2)  Conducts sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) accreditation surveys in support of the Department's Special Security Operations Division (DS/IS/SSO);

(3)  Coordinates and manages implementation of domestic countermeasures policy in concert with the Countermeasures Program Division (DS/ST/CMP);

(4)  Provides TSCM support for special missions and classified conferences;

(5)  Manages the technical security support program for the Secretary traveling mission.  DS/STO/SES develops, procures, and deploys technical security equipment specifically for the Secretary support mission.  DS/STO/SES coordinates among DS/C/ST field elements to provide personnel, equipment, and technical security support for the Secretary when traveling abroad and other executive travel missions requiring Marine security guard support managed through the Marine Security Guard Staff (DS/SPC/MSG);

(6)  Provides technical security support to the Office of Protection (DS/DO/P) for the protection of visiting dignitaries and international conferences, such as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Economic Forum, and Peace Talks; coordinates technical security support from other elements of the Office of Security Technology (DS/C/ST) to DS/DO/P); and

(7)  Provides technical support to the Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence (DS/DO/ICI) in conducting criminal investigations.

1 FAM 262.1-2(B)(4)  Quality Assurance and Liaison Branch (DS/STO/QAL)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Quality Assurance and Liaison Branch (DS/STO/QAL):

(1)  Delivers continuous assessment of assigned DS/C/ST operational activities by providing process improvement recommendations, policy guidance and direction, and facilitating communication to coordinate activities that advance the ST mission;

(2)  Provides independent verification and validation (IV&V) services on behalf of DS/C/ST for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and other Department technical security project designs and installations;

(3)  Supports DS/C/ST’s integrated acquisition framework to help advance effective, efficient and accountable acquisitions and program/project management functions that maximize DS/C/ST organizational alignment, staff development, and knowledge and information management;

(4)  Facilitates the exchange of information and ideas, helping maintain the effective communication and cooperation of the various elements involved in providing technical security services for the Department;

(5)  Supports monitoring and oversight through the continuous assessment, review and analysis of DS/C/ST programs, activities, and operational data through;

      (a)  Performance metrics assessments;

      (b)  Data mining and various analysis;

      (c)  Development of standard operating procedures (SOPs);

      (d)  Performance monitoring and quality assurance surveillance plans (QASPs) verification and validation;

      (e)  Performance-contract support; and

(6)  Provides liaison services and support for special projects as DS/C/ST directs.

1 FAM 262.1-2(C)  Facility Security Engineering Division (DS/ST/FSE)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Facility Security Engineering Division (DS/ST/FSE):

(1)  Provides management and policy direction to the Domestic Management and Engineering Branch (DS/FSE/DME), Field Support Branch (DS/FSE/FSB), Project Management and Engineering Branch (DS/FSE/PME), and Technology Development Branch (DS/FSE/TDB);

(2)  Produces and documents technical security solutions via the Security Technology Engineering Process (STEP);

(3)  Plans and implements technical security upgrade (TSU) projects to enhance the security of the Department’s domestic and overseas real property;

(4)  Installs and maintains technical security systems to protect the Department’s domestic real property;

(5)  Furnishes comprehensive global supply chain services in direct support of the DS mission;

(6)  Manages the Department’s DS-approved Lock Program;

(7)  Provides vehicle barrier refurbishment and troubleshooting support services; and

(8)  Provides full-time (24/7) resource services to respond to technical security equipment questions and system problems.

1 FAM 262.1-2(C)(1)  Domestic Management and Engineering Branch (DS/FSE/DME)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Domestic Management and Engineering Branch (DS/FSE/DME):

(1)  Provides maintenance and repair support for all Department technical security equipment, perimeter screening equipment, and vehicle barriers installed domestically;

(2)  Manages the design, engineering, and installation of DS-approved facility security equipment as part of new technical security installations and technical security upgrades (TSUs) domestically.  This includes coordination of project schedules and priorities, review and approval of technical designs, and development of bills of materials; and

(3)  Supports DS/STO/SES with technical security support for the Secretary's residence, Presidential guesthouse, visiting dignitaries, and international conferences.

1 FAM 262.1-2(C)(2)  Field Support Branch (DS/FSE/FSB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Field Support Branch (DS/FSE/FSB):

(1)  Provides logistical support, including order processing, procurement, warehousing, shipment, and lifecycle management for technical security equipment worldwide; and

(2)  Provides management of the Security Technology Assistance Center (STAC), providing a 24/7 technical support call center for the Department and Diplomatic Security field offices worldwide.  The STAC distinctly manages DS/C/ST’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) user accounts, Global Identification (GLID) badge procurement orders, and asset record creation within CMMS.

1 FAM 262.1-2(C)(3)  Project Management and Engineering Branch (DS/FSE/PME)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Project Management and Engineering Branch (DS/FSE/PME):

(1)  Manages the design, engineering, and installation of DS-approved facility security equipment as part of new technical security installations and technical security upgrades (TSUs) abroad.  This includes coordination of project schedules and priorities, review and approval of technical designs, development of bills of materials, coordination of funding, and collaboration with other offices;

(2)  Reviews bills of material for the installation of technical security systems developed by the engineering security center/engineering security office (ESC/ESO) and approved by the regional security officer (RSO), at facilities where DS has security responsibility; and

(3)  Verifies all DS-funded technical security system upgrades are installed free of defect under existing DS installation standards and regulations.

1 FAM 262.1-2(C)(4)  Technology Development Branch (DS/FSE/TDB)

(CT:ORG-233;   12-06-2010)

The Technology Development Branch (DS/FSE/TDB):

(1)  Identifies, evaluates, develops, and approves technical security equipment;

(2)  Writes and publishes the Technical Security Installation Standards Handbook, Application and Installation Guidelines, and Technical Bulletins;

(3)  Provides technical assistance and guidance relating to DS-approved security systems; and

(4)  Reviews and updates technical security installation standards in the FAM/FAH.

1 FAM 262.1-2(D)  Security Systems Integration Division (DS/ST/SSI)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security Systems Integration Division (DS/ST/SSI):

(1)  Provides management and policy direction to the Protective Technologies Branch (PTB) and the Network and Systems Management Branch (NSM);

(2)  Provides test and evaluation services for the interagency Technical Support Working Group (TSWG);

(3)  Serves as the Department's voting member to the (TSWG);

(4)  Serves as the principal liaison to the Joint Improvised Device Agency (JIDA);

(5)  Department's principal advisor for the development and deployment of Protective Technology; and

(6)  Provides network and system design, installation and maintenance for the worldwide security remote monitoring system.

1 FAM 262.1-2(D)(1)  Protective Technology Branch (DS/SSI/PTB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Protective Technology Branch (DS/SSI/PTB):

(1)  Represents the Department at the JIDA, voting member of the U.S. Southern Command/Other Government Agency Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (USSOCOM/OGAOGS CREW) user group, U.S. Army Single Point Manager CREW group, Domestic CREW user group, interagency TSWG;

(2)  Principle liaison for protective technology matters with:  DS/HTP, DS/IP, INL, INR, CT, USAID, USMC PM-CREW, U.S. Army PM-CREW, USSOCOM Counter proliferation and PM CREW and PM CREW offices in CIA, USSS, FBI, DHS, and the Applied Physics Lab Johns Hopkins University;

(3)  Manages the protective technology programs for counter improvised explosive devices, geo location of personnel, vehicles and aircraft, early warning of projectiles that will impact embassy property, contingency communications and radio network, 360 degree video for motorcade vehicles, technology assisted protection for specialized applications and Special Access Programs, and tactical operations centers at high threat posts;

(4)  Provides for evaluation of new threat technologies and develops mitigation strategies to counter these threats.  Tests and evaluates the mitigation strategies. Deploys and maintains the protective technologies where required by the Department; and

(5)  Provides qualified personnel to operate and maintain deployed protective technologies. 

1 FAM 262.1-2(D)(2)  Network and Systems Management Branch (DS/SSI/NSM)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Network and Systems Management Branch (DS/SSI/NSM):

(1)  Develops network architecture and system design to support the worldwide security system monitoring network.  This network provides Department facilities, the Diplomatic Security Command Center (DS/TIA/CC) and when required senior Department and combatant commanders with live situational awareness information 24/7/365;

(2)  Manages and implements the CMMS program, which is primarily responsible for ST resource, inventory, and work management as well as reporting and analytics functions.  CMMS can be leveraged by DS and the Department to provide logistics support when requested;

(3)  Manages and implements the Identity Management Program (IDM), which supports the creation and issuance of Department-approved ID badges that can provide rapid identity authentication and permit physical and logical access to Government facilities and information systems;

(4)  Provides DS and the Department with a user interface for awareness, which connects to globally networked technical security equipment, including security camera, automated access control, key control, imminent danger notification, and other security systems.  The intent is to provide a single application capable of efficiently providing live and archival security information to authorized personnel; 

(5)  Provides technical expertise for integration of new technical security systems into the worldwide security monitoring network;

(6)  Monitors the worldwide security monitoring network from the Network Operations Center (NOC) on a 24/7/365 basis;

(7)  Provides 24/7/365 network trouble call assistance service from the NOC;

(8)  Provides network and systems maintenance and security support to include configuration, change, and release management;

(9)  Provides Information Assurance (IA) services to all sections in DS/SSI and works with the Chief Technology Office (CTO), DS/CTS and the Information Management Bureau (IRM) to provide IA guidance to other DS programs that utilize networks and systems in the course of daily business; 

(10) Responsible for implementing and documenting FISMA compliant risk management based on actual threats and impact to system confidentiality, integrity, and availability; and

(11) Manages and implements the Security Management Systems Enterprise Program (SMSe), which integrates technical security systems worldwide and provides system data to remote monitoring centers and DS staff at post.

1 FAM 262.1-3  Office of the Diplomatic Courier Service (DS/C/DC)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of the Diplomatic Courier Service (DS/C/DC):

(1)  Manages and administers the Diplomatic Courier Service and its four regional courier divisions located in Washington, DC, Miami, Frankfurt, and Bangkok, and its hub centers at Manama, Pretoria, Dakar, Seoul, and Sao Paulo;

(2)  Provides secure and expeditious transmission of classified and sensitive correspondence, equipment, and materials worldwide, in support of the Department and the foreign affairs community;

(3)  Formulates, coordinates, and implements policies, plans, and operational procedures for the Diplomatic Courier Service;

(4)  Provides liaison to the courier services of foreign governments, other nations, and international organizations;

(5)  Provides secure control and transport of unclassified but sensitive items or materials designated for use in construction projects abroad and non-consumables for controlled-sensitive areas of U.S. embassies and consulates;

(6)  Oversees military support flights that deliver outsized courier material in support of worldwide regional posts; and

(7)  Operates the classified pouch vault and performs pouching functions traditionally assigned to the information programs center at some regional and hub locations where the Countermeasures Directorate (DS/C) and the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) concur.

1 FAM 262.2  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for International Programs (DS/IP)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for International Programs (DS/IP):

(1)  Reports to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security (DS) on matters related to the direct support of U.S. diplomatic missions and consulates identified in the IP portfolio.  DS/IP reports to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for all other routine and administrative matters;

(2)  Serves as the focal point within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) for coordinating international law enforcement and security programs at DS/IP posts and for coordinating DS/IP programs at both IP and high threat, high risk (HTHR) posts;

(3)  Manages and directs the formulation, planning, coordination, policy development, and implementation of security programs that protect DS/IP-designated U.S. diplomatic missions;

(4)  Provides direct management oversight to the following International Programs elements:

(a)  International Programs Resource Staff

(b)  Office of Regional Directors (DS/IP/RD);

(c)  Office of Special Programs and Coordination (DS/IP/SPC); and

(d)  Office of Overseas Protective Operations (DS/IP/OPO);

(5)  Manages high-profile security programs to include Embassy Local Guard Program, Emergency Action Planning, Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) program, Residential Security, coordination with Department of Defense (DOD), Surveillance Detection, and the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Program;

(6)  Serves as the focal point for coordination of DS response to and participation in evacuation operations and international crises at IP posts;

(7)  Represents the Department in negotiations with DOD on security issues abroad relating to DS/IP programs and manages DOD security support to IP-designated U.S. diplomatic missions and operations abroad; and

(8)  Establishes the policy, coordination, and supervision requirements necessary to implement the MSG Program, in conjunction with the Marine Security Guard Staff (DS/SPC/MSG), the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG), and Assistant Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Plans, Policies, and Operations (PP&O) (Security Division).

1 FAM 262.2-1  International Programs Resource Staff

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The International Programs Resource Staff is responsible for:

(1)  Supporting DS/IP by developing and evaluating strategic plans, performance measures, and budgets for the Directorate;

(2)  Directing the flow of action, information, and decision documents such as Foreign Affairs Manual/Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAM/FAH), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Government Accountability Office (GAO), Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB), and Special Equipment Review Board (SPERB) actions within the Directorate; and

(3)  Integrating policy initiatives, organizational goals, and post and program requirements including staffing requirements, in conjunction with resource availability, and other duties as assigned.

1 FAM 262.2-2  Office of Regional Directors (DS/IP/RD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

a. The Office of Regional Directors (DS/IP/RD) is divided by geographic region into five regional directorates, each headed by a regional director, who reports to the Office Director for DS/IP/RD.  The regional directors are the primary liaison between DS and the Department's regional bureau executive directors, post management officers, and desk officers.  The DS/IP/RD Office Director serves as the Senior Operations Coordinator for DS/IP and reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for DS/IP.

b. The regional directorates are:

(1)  Africa Region (DS/IP/AF);

(2)  East Asia and Pacific Region (DS/IP/EAP);

(3)  Europe and Eurasia Region (DS/IP/EUR);

(4)  Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asia Region (DS/IP/NEA-SCA); and

(5)  Western Hemisphere Region (DS/IP/WHA).

c.  Each regional director:

(1)  Serves as the primary point of contact within the Department and other U.S. Government agencies on security programs and law enforcement activities at IP-designated U.S. missions abroad within his/her area of responsibility;

(2)  Ensures that DS security programs and law enforcement activities at IP posts abroad are responsive, effective, and conform with Department policy, regulations, and procedures;

(3)  Establishes priorities for all security programs abroad and coordinates the planning and review of security services at IP posts abroad;

(4)  Provides technical assistance to IP posts abroad and reviews and monitors post progress on individual security projects and programs;

(5)  Coordinates post resource requests required to support law enforcement and security programs in the form of temporary personnel, permanent personnel increases, financial allotments, and direct equipment transfers;

(6)  Provides mentoring, guidance, and information support to IP Posts abroad on DS policies, threats, best practices, and headquarters information requests;

(7)  Provides law enforcement and security liaison support between posts, other DSS offices, Department bureaus, and other agencies; and

(8)  Coordinates all briefing papers, reports, and related materials concerning security programs abroad for DS and senior Department management.

1 FAM 262.2-3  Office of Special Programs and Coordination (DS/IP/SPC)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Special Programs and Coordination (DS/IP/SPC):

(1)  Coordinates the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Program for all U.S. missions.

(2)  Coordinates the Special Programs and Projects Division (DS/SPC/SPP), which includes:

(a)  Ensuring effective communication and coordination with IP-related U.S. military geographic combatant commands through management of liaison officers; and

(b)  Managing and overseeing post's adherence to the Emergency Planning Handbook.

1 FAM 262.2-3(A)  Marine Security Guard Staff (DS/SPC/MSG)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Marine Security Guard Staff (DS/SPC/MSG) manages the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Program for the Department, and maintains liaison with the Commander Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) and the Assistant Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for PP&O (Security Division).

1 FAM 262.2-3(B)  Special Programs and Plans Division (DS/SPC/SPP)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Special Programs and Plans Division (DS/SPC/SPP) manages the following staffs and programs:

(1)  Emergency Planning Staff (DS/SPC/EP):

(a)  Maintains 12 FAH-1 Emergency Planning Handbook, the principal source of guidance for posts to produce emergency action plans (EAPs).  The staff provides supporting emergency planning guidance as necessary;

(b)  Reviews posts’ completed EAPs submitted through the Crisis and Emergency Planning Application (CEPA).  The staff works with posts to make required changes or suggested improvements, and approves and publishes EAPs; and

(c)  Provides CEPA training to emergency action plan authors;

(2)  Provides liaison officers to the DOD EUCOM, PACOM, and SOUTHCOM Geographic Combatant Commands; and

(3)  Serves as liaison office for DOD Force Protection Detachments (FPD).

1 FAM 262.2-4  Office of Overseas Protective Operations (DS/IP/OPO)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Overseas Protective Operations (DS/IP/OPO):

(1)  Directs, develops, and delivers programs, operational guidance, and resources to sustain effective security forces at U.S. missions abroad;

(2)  Directs the development of Department standards, policies, and procedures for local guard, bodyguard, surveillance detection, and Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) programs at U.S. missions abroad;

(3)  Directs the implementation of local guard, bodyguard, surveillance detection, and WPS programs, and ensures that applicable Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) security standards and Department policies, procedures, and guidelines are met to protect diplomatic personnel, and facilities abroad;

(4)  Directs the conduct of program management reviews and program assistance visits to evaluate and enhance posts’ management of local guard, bodyguard, surveillance detection, and WPS programs; and

(5)  Develops, maintains, and evaluates strategic plans, performance measures, budgets, and financial plans covering program responsibilities.

1 FAM 262.2-4(A)  Facility Protection Division (DS/OPO/FPD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Facility Protection Division (DS/OPO/FPD):

(1)  Provides management oversight, operational guidance, and resources necessary to establish and sustain effective security forces at U.S. diplomatic missions;

(2)  Contributes to the development of Department security standards, policies, and procedures for local guard, bodyguard, and surveillance detection programs at U.S. missions abroad;

(3)  Assists in the review of local guard contract solicitations, contract modifications, and participates on technical evaluation panels, which assist the source selection process;

(4)  Responds to post local guard, bodyguard, and surveillance detection funding requests and coordinates proper disbursement of program funds;

(5)  Assists post with program procurements, where applicable;

(6)  Conducts program management reviews and post assistance visits of posts’ local guard, bodyguard, and surveillance detection programs to ensure they are responsive, effective, and conform with Department security standards and policy; makes recommendations to enhance the programs, tracks compliance; and

(7)  Maintains liaison with other foreign affairs and Intelligence Community agencies on local guard, bodyguard, and surveillance detection program matters.

1 FAM 262.2-4(B)  Operational Support Division (DS/OPO/OSD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Operational Support Division (DS/OPO/OSD):

(1)  Provides operational business expertise, oversight guidance, and management support to Office of Overseas Protective Operations programs;

(2)  Leads and guides the development of Department security standards, policies, and procedures for local guard, bodyguard, surveillance detection, and Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) programs at U.S. missions abroad;

(3)  Assists in acquisition planning, reviews contract solicitations and contract modifications, participates on technical evaluation panels that assist the source selection process, pre-award and post-award contract documentation, and invoicing for DS/IP/OPO programs;

(4)  Provides support to WPS and Local Guard Force (LGF) Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) worldwide in obtaining and maintaining FAC-COR certifications;

(5)  Coordinates financial and budgetary requirements, projections, and resource decisions with other functional and geographic bureaus, the DS Chief Financial Officer, and other elements of the Department and relevant outside agencies in support of DS/IP/OPO programs;

(6)  Develops and implements analytics and other methodologies to identify and define problems, generate and evaluate alternatives, select options, manage risk, and evaluate programmatic, financial, and operational decisions; and

(7)  Supports the design, development, and maintenance of responsive suites of management information tools to optimize data availability and retrieval to aid program requirements analysis, validation, and evaluation, and to facilitate internal office, bureau, and Department management processes and accountability.

1 FAM 262.2-4(C)  Worldwide Protective Services Division (DS/OPO/WPS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Worldwide Protective Services Division (DS/OPO/WPS):

(1)  Provides leadership, management, support, and oversight to deliver and sustain specialized security programs at designated special condition posts; 

(2)  Contributes to the development of Department security standards, policies, and procedures for the Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) program at designated U.S. missions abroad;

(3)  Executes the Department initiative to plan, organize, establish, deploy, and operate contractor-provided personal protection, guard, and support services at special conditions posts as defined in 12 FAM 058.3-1;

(4)  Coordinates with Department, DS program offices, regional security offices, and military liaisons to ensure current WPS operations are sufficiently supported in logistical and operational matters;

(5)  Conducts program management reviews and post assistance visits of posts’ WPS programs to reinforce contract compliance and administrative procedures, and address deficiencies in performance or adherence to contract terms and conditions;

(6)  Assists in the review of WPS contract solicitations, modifications, and task orders, and participates on technical evaluation panels to support source selection;

(7)  Provides WPS contract oversight through the DS/OPO/WPS program officers serving as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) or Government Technical Monitor (GTM) at post; and

(8)  Directs the processing and certification for invoice payments submitted by contractors providing worldwide protective services.

1 FAM 262.3  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for High Threat Programs (DS/HTP)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for High Threat Programs (DS/HTP):

(1)  Reports to the Assistant Secretary of Diplomatic Security on matters related to the direct support of U.S. diplomatic missions and consulates identified in the HTP portfolio.  DS/HTP reports to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for all other routine and administrative matters;

(2)  Serves as the focal point within DS for coordinating security programs at the designated high threat, high risk (HTHR) posts;

(3)  Manages and directs the formulation, planning, coordination, policy development, and implementation of security programs that protect HTHR-designated U.S. diplomatic missions;

(4)  Provides direct management oversight to the following High Threat Programs elements:

(a)  Office of Regional Directors (DS/HTP/RD); and

(b)  Office of Special Programs (DS/HTP/SP);

(5)  Manages high-profile security programs to include personnel recovery, tactical and strategic planning, special operations, coordination with Department of Defense (DOD), security protective specialists (SPS), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD);

(6)  Serves as the focal point for coordination of DS response to and participation in evacuation operations and international crises at HTHR posts;

(7)  Represents the Department in negotiations with DOD on security issues abroad relating to DS/HTP programs; and

(8)  Coordinates DOD security support to U.S. diplomatic missions and operations and coordinates extraordinary U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) support to the HTHR posts with the Commander Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG).

1 FAM 262.3-1  Resource Management

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The High Threat Programs Resource Management staff is responsible for:

(1)  Supporting DS/HTP by developing and evaluating strategic plans, performance measures, and budgets for the Directorate;

(2)  Updating and providing DS/HTP responses for the FAM and FAH, OIG, GAO, OSPB, and SPERB actions; and

(3)  Integrating policy initiatives, organizational goals, and post/program requirements, including staffing and contract requirements, in conjunction with resource availability, and other duties as assigned.

1 FAM 262.3-2  Office of Regional Directors (DS/HTP/RD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

a. The Office of Regional Directors (DS/HTP/RD) is divided by geographic regions into three HTP regional directorates; each is headed by a regional director who reports to the Office Director of the Office of Regional Directors, High Threat Programs directorate.  The regional directors are the primary liaison between DS and the Department's regional bureau Executive Directors, HTHR Post Management Officers, and HTP desk officers.  The Office Director position reports directly to DS/HTP.

b. The regional and functional directorates are:

(1)  Africa Region;

(2)  Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asia Region; and

(3)  Iraq and Afghanistan.

c.  Each regional or functional director:

(1)  Serves as the primary point of contact within the Department and other U.S. Government agencies on security programs, activities, and policies at HTHR-designated U.S. diplomatic missions within their area of responsibility;

(2)  Ensures that DS security programs and activities at HTHR posts abroad are responsive, effective, and conform with Department policy, regulations, and procedures;

(3)  Establishes priorities for all security programs abroad and coordinates the planning and review of security services at HTHR posts abroad;

(4)  Provides technical assistance to HTHR posts abroad and reviews and monitors post progress on individual security projects and programs; and

(5)  Coordinates all briefing papers and related materials concerning security programs abroad for DS and senior Department management.

d. The Office of Regional Directors coordinates with HTHR posts to facilitate and ensure implementation and compliance with Interagency Security Assessment Team (ISAT) recommendations until all ISAT recommendations are either completed or closed out.

1 FAM 262.3-3  Office of Special Programs (DS/HTP/SP)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of Special Programs (DS/HTP/SP):

(1)  Coordinates the Personnel Recovery (PR) program for all U.S. missions abroad;

(2)  Provides representation and expertise in response to crisis situations, including Department task forces and security support teams;

(3)  Develops, implements, and codifies future operations plans and fosters innovative operational thinking in support of DS;

(4)  Administratively supports protective security operations of designated posts through management and administration of the Special Protective Specialists (SPS) program;

(5)  Ensures effective communication and coordination with HTHR-related U.S. military geographic combatant commands through management of liaison officers; and

(6)  Manages, administers, and oversees the DS Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) program for specific HTHR posts.

1 FAM 262.3-3(A)  Special Operations Unit

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

a. The Special Operations Unit is responsible for coordination between:

(1)  the Department of State:

(2)  the Department of Defense (DOD): and

(3)  the component commands and subordinate units.

(a)  e.g., Unified (UCC);

(b)  Geographic (GCC);

(c)  Central Command (CENTCOM);

(d)  Africa Command (AFRICOM);

(e)  Joint (JSOC), and

(f)   Special Operations (SOCOM) for:

(i)     emergency planning and response;

(ii)    security assistance; and

(iii)    associated support to U.S. diplomatic missions.

b. The Special Operations Unit provides Department representation and specialized expertise in response to:

(1)  crises;

(2)  task forces; and

(3)  emergency security support teams to include:

(a)  operational and training elements of the DOD;

(b)  interagency community, and

(c)  perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

c.  The Special Operations Unit synchronizes with specialized U.S. military support to respond to critical incidents through strategic planning, integrated surveys, coordination and implementation.  The Special Operations Unit has global responsibilities in support of all U.S. diplomatic and consular missions.

1 FAM 262.3-3  (B)  Operations Planning Unit

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

a. The Operations Planning Unit is responsible for creating comprehensive, integrated, and innovative solutions to complex Bureau-level operational planning requirements using a deliberate planning process and available intra- and interagency subject matter expertise.

b. The Unit manages and maintains a central repository of the Bureau’s operations plans, institutionalizes a deliberate planning process for Bureau-wide operations planning, identifies captures, evaluates, and institutionalizes operational lessons learned to improve DS operations at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, and other duties as assigned.

1 FAM 262.4  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Domestic Operations (DS/DO)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Domestic Operations (DS/DO):

(1)  Oversees criminal investigations domestically and abroad, related to threats against Department personnel, facilities, and visiting foreign dignitaries;

(2)  Oversees and manages investigations of Department-related passport and visa violations, both domestically and abroad, implementing DS’ Visa and Passport Strategic Plan;

(3)  Oversees and manages counterintelligence-related investigations, maintaining relationships with the Intelligence Community and other law enforcement organizations;

(4)  Represents senior management interests to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and departments;

(5)  Oversees investigations of allegations of malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance related to Department personnel, and conducts investigations into criminal and administrative misconduct involving personnel, contractors, and dependents at posts abroad and domestically;

(6)  Oversees the management of the Assistant Regional Security Officer Investigator Program, coordinating efforts with the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) and the regional bureaus;

(7)  Oversees DS agents detailed to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Document Benefits Fraud Task Forces across the United States;

(8)  Oversees investigations of use-of-force incidents involving Department employees and contractors;

(9)  Oversees and manages a network of eight domestic field offices and 22 resident offices that carry out DS’ criminal investigative missions throughout the United States;

(10) Serves as DS’ regional liaison, through its domestic offices, with Federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel (with regard to security matters), local officials, and the private sector;

(11) Provides logistical support to DS agent representation to joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs) by directly supervising agents assigned to regionally-based JTTFs throughout the United States;

(12) Oversees the protection of the Secretary, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, foreign dignitaries, and other persons of interest, as assigned;

(13) Oversees the security, protective operations, and U.S. Government law enforcement and security coordination for international athletic events with official U.S. representation;

(14) Oversees and manages a coordinated system combining state-of-the-art technical security equipment, physical security measures, and uniformed officers that protect personnel, information, and property at the Department’s domestic facilities; and

(15) Coordinates with other DS directorates using an existing matrix of robust security policies, procedures, technical and operational security programs and counterintelligence capabilities to address insider threat tasks and functions as prescribed by the National Insider Threat Policy and corresponding minimum standards, especially regarding network user monitoring, security auditing, incident handling, and supporting counterintelligence investigative matters. Additionally, provides security awareness training materials to all cleared personnel to enhance their awareness of insider threat issues, including threat indicators, threat methods and mandatory reporting requirements.

1 FAM 262.4-1  Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence (DS/DO/ICI)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence (DS/DO/ICI) oversees the development and direction of a wide range of investigative programs and activities, including:

(1)  Investigations of passport and visa issuance and use;

(2)  Counterintelligence (CI) investigations;

(3)  Investigations and security assistance to other U.S. Government agencies;

(4)  Liaison with INTERPOL, EUROPOL, and other federal, state, local, and international organizations;

(5)  The Overseas Criminal Investigation Division (DS/ICI/OCI), responsible for the administration of the Assistant Regional Security Officer for Investigations (ARSO-I) program;

(6)  Provides assistance through the Victims' Resource Advocacy Program (VRAP) to those victimized as a result of crimes investigated by DS;

(7)  The Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Vetting Unit (CCV) responsible for supporting criminal and administrative investigations to ensure the safety and security of personnel, facilities, and information through the collection of biometric information, the conduct of polygraph examinations, and the use of biometrics data for the Department; and

1 FAM 262.4-1(A)  Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Vetting Unit

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Vetting Unit reports to the Director, Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence, and is responsible for vetting candidates for hire and assignment to sensitive positions at contingency operations or special-conditions posts. The Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Vetting Unit queries Intelligence Community and law enforcement records maintained in databases with restricted access and provides an analytical review of the security files of personnel whose backgrounds or assignments trigger supplemental review due to CI or CT concerns.  The unit also conducts checks on behalf of regional security officers clearing locally employed staff and manages the DS polygraph program in accordance with 12 FAM 250 and 12 FAM 422.5.

1 FAM 262.4-1(B)  Victims’ Resource Advocacy Program (VRAP)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Victims' Resource Advocacy Program (VRAP) supports Department staff and case-affiliated victims of crimes under the jurisdiction of Diplomatic Security to investigate; it reports to the Director of the Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence.  VRAP’s mission is to empower those who have been victimized, particularly as required by the U.S. Code for all federal investigating entities and in the Crime Victims’ Right Act. VRAP is committed to assisting aggrieved individuals in overcoming difficulties that result from victimization by providing resources to deal with the realities that follow traumatic experiences and an understanding of the judicial processes surrounding criminal offenses.  In addition to advocacy, VRAP also provides support to DS investigators and Department employees by providing training, guidance and other meaningful deliverables.

 

1 FAM 262.4-1(C)  Criminal Investigations Division (DS/ICI/CR)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Criminal Investigations Division (DS/ICI/CR):

(1)  Creates and updates criminal investigative policy and procedure;

(2)  Provides guidance on investigative procedures, criminal law, investigative resources, statistical trends, and policy;

(3)  Oversees strategic case management of passport and visa crime investigations;

(4)  Coordinates, supports, or conducts investigations of visa and passport crime;

(5)  Is the principal point of contact between DS and CA on passport and visa crime issues or inter-bureau agreements;

(6)  Receives crime allegations and routes them to the DS unit with responsibility to conduct the preliminary inquiry;

(7)  Manages and supports DS representatives assigned at other agencies to advance passport and visa crime investigations;

(8)  Coordinates or completes requests to DS for investigative assistance from Federal, state, local, military, tribal, or foreign agencies;

(9)  Provides investigative assistance to other bureaus or agencies pursuant to interagency agreements or memoranda of understanding;

(10) Coordinates with Federal, state, local, military, tribal, or foreign agencies when DS investigations reveal suspected violations of law for which they have investigative authority;

(11) Investigates allegations of any U.S. Government employee, including overseas personnel under chief of mission authority, suspected of visa or passport crime;

(12) Investigates allegations of foreign diplomats suspected of visa or passport crime perpetrated against the United States; and

(13) Supports the Training Directorate and other bureaus to plan or execute course content pertaining to criminal investigations.

1 FAM 262.4-1(D)  Counterintelligence Division (DS/ICI/CI)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Counterintelligence Division (DS/ICI/CI):

(1)  Develops and directs the Department's worldwide counterintelligence (CI) program;

(2)  Monitors, identifies, and neutralizes foreign intelligence efforts directed against Department and U.S. mission facilities and personnel;

(3)  Conducts substantive CI investigations and inquiries of:

(a)  Allegations of espionage;

(b)  Technical penetration of U.S. missions abroad;

(c)  Developmental targeting;

(d)  Foreign intelligence services recruitment and recruitment attempts;

(e)  Exploitable conduct of U.S. Government employees;

(f)   Suspect activities involving Foreign Service nationals (FSNs);

(g)  Unauthorized disclosure of classified information to foreign governments; and

(h)  Other matters relevant to CI investigations.

(4)  Conducts CI screening of Department personnel and contractors being assigned to critical intelligence-threat countries or when background indicators require special CI attention; and

(5)  Provides Department personnel with CI awareness training; coordinates the CI working groups for posts abroad; conducts CI analyses; directs the CI Assistance Program; and performs as CI liaison for the Department.

1 FAM 262.4-1(E)  Overseas Criminal Investigations Division (DS/ICI/OCI)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Overseas Criminal Investigations Division (DS/ICI/OCI) provides policy and management direction for the Assistant Regional Security Officer – Investigator (ARSO-I) program, DS’ primary overseas investigative program.  Dedicated to protecting the integrity of the global passport and visa systems and disrupting the ability of criminal and terrorist organizations to exploit those systems, ARSO-Is are tasked with investigating passport and visa fraud occurring within their areas of responsibility.  They also train foreign law enforcement, immigration, and airline security personnel, assist foreign law enforcement in the return of fugitives, and provide information that leads to the refusal or revocation of consular and travel documents.  Additionally, ARSO-Is assist host country law enforcement in investigating individuals responsible for committing crimes related to document fraud, counterfeiting, and human trafficking and smuggling, among other things.

DS/ICI/OCI is responsible for the following:

(1)  Daily management and oversight of ARSO-I program administration, operations, budget, and logistics;

(2)  Providing investigative guidance and case support to ARSO-Is in the field;

(3)  Conducting training for ARSO-I staff;

(4)  Administering presentations on the ARSO-I program to a wide of range of audiences; and

(5)  Coordinating with DS/DO/ICI colleagues and partners across the Federal Government to further the success of the ARSO-I program.

1 FAM 262.4-2  Office of Domestic Facilities Protection (DS/DO/DFP)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of Domestic Facilities Protection (DS/DO/DFP):

(1)  Manages the operational security and security support programs for all Department domestic facilities;

(2)  Is responsible for the protection of personnel, information, and property at all Department domestic facilities;

(3)  Directs the Uniformed Protection and Security Support divisions;

(4)  Represents the Department on the Interagency Security Committee and other applicable interagency groups for domestic security;

(5)  Serves as the Department’s primary point of contact for Federal, state, local government, and law enforcement agencies related to domestic facility security and protection matters;

(6)  Develops and implements domestic security standards, policies, and guidelines; and

(7)  Coordinates all domestic security delegations of authority with GSA, DHS, Federal Protective Service (FPS), or other entities as appropriate.

1 FAM 262.4-2(A)  Uniformed Protection Division (DS/DFP/UPD)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Uniformed Protection Division (DS/DFP/UPD):

(1)  Manages the uniformed protective services guard contracts and oversees guard services at all Department domestic facilities;

(2)  Manages and operates the domestic Security Control Center;

(3)  Manages uniformed security officers for the Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS) protective operations;

(4)  Manages the Domestic Security Officers Program;

(5)  Provides security briefings for procedural security requirements, security awareness, and violence in the workplace;

(6)  Offers a crime prevention program for all Department employees;

(7)  Reports and coordinates theft investigations with law enforcement organizations, as appropriate;

(8)  Provides access and property control at domestic facilities;

(9)  Provides domestic site security for the Department’s Secretariat;

(10) Coordinates and determines security needs for all domestic classified and unclassified conferences, special events, or special access;

(11) Provides security and operational oversight for large-scale domestic special events;

(12) Provides security oversight for domestic facility emergency action plans and input to all domestic occupant emergency plans; and

(13) Manages or coordinates the appropriate response to security-related emergency situations (e.g., fires, bomb threats, suspicious packages, and security alarms) in all domestic Department facilities.

1 FAM 262.4-2(B)  Security Support Division (DS/DFP/SSD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security Support Division (DS/DFP/SSD):

(1)  Is responsible for building pass identification issuance; security systems administration; Domestic Security Officer’s Program; and Domestic Facilities Protection (DS/DO/DFP) budget, policy, and procedural development and implementation;

(2)  Manages the DSS Identification Media Program that develops and issues ID cards, DSS credentials, badges, and security pins;

(3)  Manages the Diplomatic Security Identification Service (DSIS) Program that develops and issues all domestic Department identification cards (One Badge) in compliance with Federal Information Processing Standard Publication (FIPS PUB) 201-2 standards and associated special publications;

(4)  Operates an ID Customer Service Center;

(5)  Provides access history for employee or visitor ingress and egress to internal or external law enforcement and other authorized entities;

(6)  Manages the Intelligence Community Badge Program in coordination with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR);

(7)  Provides employee training for the operation of access control systems/media and alarm systems; and

(8)  Manages the domestic Lock and Key Program, which maintains inventories and authorizes issuance of all security keys and locks in coordination with other DS offices, the Bureau of Administration (A), and the Department’s lock contractor.

1 FAM 262.4-3  Office of Protection (DS/DO/P)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of Protection (DS/DO/P):

(1)  Manages and directs protective security for the Secretary, other official representatives of the United States and foreign governments, and Department protective liaison programs;

(2)  Manages and coordinates the protection of certain foreign missions and officials in the United States; and

(3)  Administers reimbursements to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies or private security companies for expenses incurred in the protection of certain foreign government and United Nations missions and officials; and

(4)  Serves as Co-Chair of the International Security Events Group under the authorities of NSPD-46.

1 FAM 262.4-3(A)  Dignitary Protection Division (DS/P/DP)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Dignitary Protection Division (DS/P/DP):

(1)  Coordinates protective services to visiting foreign dignitaries, resident foreign officials, and U.S. Government officials;

(2)  Organizes and manages protective services for special events involving multiple protectees; and

(3)  Coordinates with the U.S. Secret Service and other Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies or private security companies involved with protective security.

1 FAM 262.4-3(B)  Protective Liaison Division (DS/P/PL)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Protective Liaison Division (DS/P/PL):

(1)  Maintains liaison with appropriate U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, or private security companies assisting the Department with protective security;

(2)  Coordinates and monitors state and local police protection for certain foreign missions;

(3)  Provides information and assists foreign missions with security threats and offers guidance on the security aspects of diplomatic and consular immunity; and

(4)  Administers the reimbursement of funds to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies or private security companies that provide extraordinary protective services to certain resident foreign officials, facilities, and visiting foreign government officials.

1 FAM 262.4-3(C)  Secretary's Detail (DS/P/SD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Secretary’s Detail (DS/P/SD) provides protection for the Secretary and immediate family, as well as comprehensive security coverage of the Secretary’s residence.

1FAM 262.4-3(D)  Major Events Coordination Unit

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

The Major Events Coordination Unit (MECU) reports to the Director, Office of Protection, and coordinates U.S. Government resources leading up to and during major international events that have significant U.S. Government participation.  The unit:

(1)  Serves primarily in a protective liaison and advisory capacity as the interagency security and law enforcement lead for major events abroad through the leadership of the 20-plus agencies represented on the International Security Events Group under the authorities of National Security Presidential Directive 46;

(2)  Assists with the long-range coordination of major international events and provides RSOs or designated security coordinators with guidance on event planning;

(3)  Coordinates with intelligence, law enforcement, security, diplomatic, crisis management, and host/organizing communities to ensure an efficient, appropriate, and comprehensive U.S. Government resources portfolio that is prepared to address potential security issues at major events worldwide in addition to other duties as assigned; and

(4)  Provides information and assists foreign host-country governments and appropriate entities in countering security threats—especially those threats potentially impacting U.S. interests leading up to and during major international events.

1 FAM 262.4-4  Office of Field Office Management (DS/DO/FLD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Field Office Management (DS/DO/FLD) Oversees and directs the operation of all domestic DS field and resident agent offices.  The Office:

(1)  Performs criminal investigations of passport and visa issuance and/or use crimes;

(2)  Serves on law enforcement task forces where there is a nexus to passport and visa crimes and/or when such service is in support of the DSS investigative, protective, or liaison mission;

(3)  Protects the Secretary, foreign dignitaries, resident foreign officials, and other persons under the authority of the U.S. code;

(4)  Provides protective and security-related liaison with foreign diplomatic and consular missions located within the geographic region of the field offices;

(5)  Performs liaison functions with local and Federal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of information and intelligence sharing;

(6)  Facilitates investigative efforts of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), as referred by DS headquarters; and

(7)  Provides protective security and operational support to U.S. embassies and consulates in times of increased threat and operational need.

1 FAM 262.4-5  Office of Special Investigations (DS/DO/OSI)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Special Investigations (DS/DO/OSI) has the primary responsibility for administrative and operational case control of non-routine investigations that do not fall within the purview of other DS investigative offices.  DS/DO/OSI is specifically charged with conducting and/or coordinating the following categories:

(1)  Employee and contractor misconduct: investigations into administrative and criminal misconduct committed by Department employees and contractors stationed domestically and all executive branch U.S. Government employees and contractors who fall under Chief of Mission (COM) authority.  Misconduct investigations include, but are not limited to:

(a)  Investigations into violations of local, state, and Federal law;

(b)  The FAM and FAH, Department policies, and COM policies;

(c)  Breaches of the Department's Standards of Conduct and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 CFR part 1635); and

(d)  Other incidents that may impact an employee’s continued eligibility and suitability for continued employment, security clearance, and access to classified information; and

(e)  Investigations into violence in the workplace.

(2)  Extraterritorial criminal investigations: criminal investigations into violations of U.S. laws involving conduct punishable when committed overseas and involving executive branch U.S. Government employees, contractors, and dependents falling under COM authority.  In this capacity, DS/DO/OSI conducts investigations of potential offenses committed by and against executive branch U.S. Government employees, contractors, and dependents, as well as crimes occurring within U.S. diplomatic installations and housing abroad.  Typical extraterritorial investigations include, but are not limited to:

(a)  Assault;

(b)  Sexual assault;

(c)  Child abuse and neglect;

(d)  Domestic Violence and stalking;

(e)  Homicide, manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter;

(f)   Missing persons;

(g)  Possession, manufacturing, and/or transport of child pornography; and

(h)  Theft or destruction of U.S. Government property;

(3)  Use of force and discharge of a firearm: official investigations into the discharge of firearms and/or the use of force by Department employees and contractors domestically and all executive branch U.S. Government employees and contractors falling within COM authority abroad;

(4)  Death investigations: investigations in coordination with the Office of Medical Services (MED) and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) as specified in 12 FAM 227, and also with OBO/OPS/SHEM as specified in 15 FAM 964 (Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Program Abroad);

(5)  Family advocacy investigations: investigations into child and spousal abuse in coordination with the Department's family advocacy committee as specified in 3 FAM 1810 in conjunction with representing DS at the Department's Family Advocacy Committee;

(6)  Information and physical security investigations: official investigations into the loss or unauthorized disclosure of classified information;

(7)  Loss of special protective equipment (SPE) and credentials;

(8)  The Department, DS, or the Department of Justice (DOJ) may request DS/DO/OSI to conduct official investigations that fall outside the scope of other investigative offices and divisions within DS to include those declined or referred by the Department OIG; and

(9)  All other special investigations as specified, but not within the authorities of other DS investigative offices.

1 FAM 262.5  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Training (DS/T)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Training (DS/T):

(1)  Advises the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service (DS/DSS) on the formulation and implementation of all security and law enforcement training programs and policies for DS;

(2)  Manages a directorate comprised of the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA), the Office of Training and Performance Standards (DS/T/TPS), and the Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD);

(3)  Oversees the development, training, and coordination of related equipment and assistance to foreign government security and law enforcement personnel to deter and counter terrorism;

(4)  Directs the development and implementation of training courses to provide specialized training in technical security;

(5)  Directs the formulation, coordination, and implementation of security and law enforcement training programs that promote the professional development of DS personnel; and

(6)  Oversees the specialized training at Foreign Service (FS) posts on security topics on a regular and emergency basis, and provides emergency security support to posts abroad during periods of high threat, crisis, or natural disaster.

1 FAM 262.5-1  Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA) is the primary implementer of foreign assistance training provided by the Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program under chapter 8 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended (sections 571-575; 22 U.S.C. 2349aa through 2349aa-5.)  DS/T/ATA:

(1)  Partners with the Bureau for Counterterrorism (CT) in managing the ATA program.  CT is responsible for policy formulation, strategic guidance, and oversight of the ATA program, while DS/T/ATA is the program's primary implementer, responsible for program administration and implementation, as detailed in the periodically updated memorandum of agreement between CT and DS;

(2)  Provides training and related donor equipment and assistance to enhance the ability of foreign government law enforcement and security personnel to detect, deter, respond to, and investigate terrorists and terrorist incidents;

(3)  Strengthens the bilateral ties of the United States by developing and delivering training programs with policy guidance and oversight by CT, in coordination with selected U.S. mission country teams and host governments, to provide an efficient and effective means of deterring and countering terrorism through modern humane techniques and practices; and

(4)  Works with CT to coordinate training and assistance with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), geographic bureaus, and other agencies, departments, and organizations.

1 FAM 262.5-1(A)  Assessment, Review and Evaluation Staff

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Assessment, Review, and Evaluation Staff:

(1)  Works jointly with CT to conduct initial capabilities assessments of partner nation (PN) law enforcement and security organizations, based on a defined set of Performance Measure of Effectiveness (PME) core criteria, to be used as the basis for formulation of Country Implementation Plans (CIPs);

(2)  Works jointly with CT to conduct periodic program reviews of PN law enforcement and security organizations to assess changes in capabilities and evaluate the effectiveness of training assistance provided by the ATA program; and

(3)  Works jointly with CT in assessing the level of PN law enforcement and security organizations' success in internalizing and sustaining counterterrorism capabilities developed through the ATA program, and makes recommendations on types of training and sustainment activities for inclusion in country implementation plans (CIP).

1 FAM 262.5-1(B)  Resources, Budget and Support Staff

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Resources, Budget and Support Staff is under the direct supervision of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (DS/EX/CFO) and:

(1)  Operationally manages and maintains internal controls over financial allocations and allotments and prepares financial background for Congressional Notifications in support of ATA;

(2)  Provides budget and financial reporting including reconciliation and financial oversight for all global and bilateral ATA programs; and

(3)  Provides logistical support for ATA courses and equipment grants worldwide.

1 FAM 262.5-1(C)  Training Curriculum Division (DS/ATA/TCD)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Training Curriculum Division (DS/ATA/TCD):

(1)  Manages and develops all aspects of the ATA training curriculum from course design through implementation, incorporating policy guidance from CT, accepted law enforcement and security practices, adult learning principles, and the institutionalization of human rights practices in partner nations;

(2)  Evaluates course form and content and designs an evaluation program of student learning; and

(3)  Maintains a regular cycle for review and updates of all ATA curriculums.

1 FAM 262.5-1(D)  Training Delivery Division (DS/ATA/TDD)

 (CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Training Delivery Division (DS/ATA/TDD):

(1)  Implements the worldwide delivery of all ATA training and consultation activities in accordance with individual CIPs;

(2)  Initiates all instructional, administrative, and logistical preparations and coordination in support of training activities;

(3)  Reviews each program of instruction (POI) as it relates to field experiences and provides updated curriculum recommendations to DS/ATA/TCD;

(4)  Provides logistical support for ATA courses and equipment grants worldwide; and

(5)  Procures and maintains controlled defense articles and services in accordance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Department of Commerce regulations.

1 FAM 262.5-1(E)  Training Management Division (DS/ATA/TMD)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Training Management Division (DS/ATA/TMD):

(1)  Manages bilateral and regional ATA operations, budgeting, activity scheduling, coordination, planning and reporting, country consultations and visits, and monitors both training results and resource accountability;

(2)  Works jointly with CT and U.S. embassies in developing individual Country Strategies for each PN and the corresponding Implementation Plan, based on CT's policy guidance and strategic goals, as well as a formal assessment of capacities and capabilities; and

(3)  Works jointly with CT to design and guide the progress of ATA program assistance to each PN after a memorandum of intent or other arrangement/agreement is reached.

1 FAM 262.5-1(F)  Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) Unit

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) Unit:

(1)  Manages emergency response training and equipment to the host government units supporting the regional security offices (RSOs) responsible for personnel and facilities security of the U.S. diplomatic posts;

(2)  Plans host nation program recipients based upon guidance from the High Threat Programs Directorate (DS/HTP) in coordination with the International Programs Directorate (DS/IP);

(3)  Conducts exercises with the safety and security organizations assigned by the host governments (in compliance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations) to protect the diplomatic community; and

(4)  Funding for the SPEAR program is derived from the Worldwide Security Protection (WSP) appropriation.

1 FAM 262.5-2  Office of Training and Performance Standards (DS/T/TPS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Training and Performance Standards (DS/T/TPS):

(1)  Formulates, coordinates, and implements programs that promote the training and professional development of DS personnel;

(2)  Provides specialized security training for other employees of the Department and foreign affairs agencies and their eligible family members;

(3)  Assists in training local, state, and other Federal law enforcement personnel;

(4)  Provides audience and course analysis, curriculum design, development, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance to support standardization and accreditation of applicable DS training programs;

(5)  Designs, develops, and deploys distributed learning products including online training modules, interactive videos and animations; manages all technology-based initiatives for the DSTC; and

(6)  Provides a full range of administrative support services to include procurement actions, audiovisual services, budgeting, external training, preparing the DS Training Catalog, maintaining student-training records, registrar services, and building maintenance oversight.

1 FAM 262.5-2(A)  Security and Law Enforcement Training Division (DS/TPS/SLTD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security and Law Enforcement Training Division (DS/TPS/SLTD):

(1)  Develops courses and provides instruction and course coordination for:

(a)  Basic Special Agent training;

(b)  Basic Regional Security Officer training;

(c)  Special Agent In-Service training;

(d)  Regional Security Officer In-Service training;

(e)  High-Threat Tactical training;

(f)   Counter Threat training;

(g)  Foreign Service National Investigators;

(h)  Personnel Recovery Management training; and

(2)  Develops specialized training courses and provides instruction of these courses to DS and other personnel to meet DS’ global mission requirements;

(3)  Provides subject-matter expertise for the Security Overseas Seminar to include briefings on surveillance detection and explosives recognition;

(4)  Provides specific security training to chiefs of mission (COMs), deputy chiefs of mission (DCMs), principal officers, post security officers, and Foreign Service national investigators (FSNIs); and

(5)  Provides specialized training in security subjects, such as weapons, defensive tactics/room entry, counterterrorist driving, surveillance detection, and improvised explosive device handling.

1 FAM 262.5-2(A)(1)  Overseas Training Branch (DS/SLTD/OTB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Overseas Training Branch (DS/SLTD/OTB):

(1)  Develops courses and provides instruction and course coordination for:

(a)  Basic Regional Security Officer training; and

(b)  Regional Security Officer In-Service training;

 (2) Provides subject-matter expertise for the Foreign Affairs Counter Threat (FACT) Seminar, Security Overseas Seminar, and for the Serving Abroad for Families and Employees (SAFE) training to include briefings on surveillance detection and explosives recognition; and

(3)  Provides specific security training to COMs, DCMs, principal officers, post security officers, Personnel Recovery Management Course (PRMC), Bodyguard Protective Security Operations (BGPSO), FSNIs, and Marine security guards (MSGs, Marine Security Augmentation Unit).

1 FAM 262.5-2(A)(2)  Domestic Training Branch (DS/SLTD/DTB)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Domestic Training Branch (DS/SLTD/DTB):

(1)  Develops courses and provides instruction and course coordination for:

(a)  Basic Special Agent training;

(b)  Special Agent In-Service training; and

(c)  Sustainment Skills training for DS domestic offices;

(2)  Develops specialized training courses and provides instruction of these courses to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) and other personnel to meet DS’ global mission requirements; and

(3)  Supports as a partner organization (PO), the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

1 FAM 262.5-2(A)(3)  Special Skills Training Branch (DS/SLTD/SSB)

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

The Special Skills Training Branch (DS/SLTD/SSB):

(1)  Develops courses and provides instruction and course coordination for:

(a)  All standardized DS firearms training and qualification to include the standard DS-issued personal and support weapons, and special weapons as approved by the Special Protective Equipment Review Board (SPERB);

(b)  All standardized DS training in Defensive Tactics and Room Entry Tactics in support of special agents’ responsibilities to conduct law enforcement activities and protective security operations;

(c)  All standardized DS Security Driver Training programs in support of special agents’ responsibilities to conduct law enforcement activities and protective security operations;

(d)  All standardized DS Explosive Countermeasures Training in support of the DS security mission to include courses such as Introduction to Explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Building and Vehicle Searches, X-ray Interpretation, and Post Blast Investigations, etc.; and

(e)  High-Threat Operations training.

(2)  Provides subject-matter expertise to the SPERB and all DS directorates relative to standardized tactics and operations for firearms, defensive tactics, room-entry tactics, security driver tactics, and explosive countermeasures.

1 FAM 262.5-2(B)  Security Engineering and Computer Security Training Division (DS/TPS/SECD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Security Engineering and Computer Security Training Division (DS/TPS/SECD):

(1)  Develops training for technical security and IA and cyber security topics to include technical surveillance countermeasures, technical security systems, and information system security;

(2)  Presents training and briefings to diverse groups to include chiefs of mission, deputy chiefs of mission, Foreign Service personnel, Civil Service personnel, security specialists, security officers, U.S. Navy Seabees, U.S. Marines, cleared American guards (CAGs), construction surveillance technicians (CST), and others throughout the U.S. Government;

(3)  Manages, coordinates, and administers all fundamental and advanced technical surveillance countermeasures and technical security training programs for:

(a)  Security engineering officers;

(b)  Security technical specialists;

(c)  U.S. Navy Seabees;

(d)  CST;

(e)  CAGs; and

(f)   Site security managers;

(4)  Manages, coordinates, and administers IA and cyber security training programs consistent with the Federal Information Security Management and Modernization Acts;

(5)  Serves as the principal technical security training representative of the Department to other Federal agencies and groups; and

(6)  Serves as a Tier II Information System Security Line of Business (ISSLOB) Shared Service Provider (SSP) for IA and Cybersecurity Role-Based Training.

1 FAM 262.5-3  Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD)

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

The Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD):

(1)  Provides emergency security support to posts abroad during periods of high threat, crisis, or natural disaster;

(2)  Assists DS protective details with tactical support, both domestically and abroad, in high-threat situations; and

(3)  Provides specialized training at Foreign Service posts on a variety of security topics, as directed.

1 FAM 262.6  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Threat Investigations and Analysis (DS/TIA)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Threat Investigations and Analysis (DS/TIA):

(1)  Reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security on matters of threat intelligence, while maintaining normal reporting through the PDAS for all other routine and administrative matters, and directly supplies threat analysis to all DS components, regional Assistant Secretaries, and chiefs of mission to disseminate key security-related threat information to appropriate individuals rapidly;

(2)  Directs, coordinates, and conducts analysis of information involving terrorist threats and/or hostile activities directed against all U.S. Government personnel, facilities, and interests abroad under Chief-of-Mission authority;

(3)  Directs, coordinates, and conducts protective intelligence investigations;

(4)  Administers the Department’s counterterrorism rewards programs (Rewards for Justice Program) (see 12 FAM 226.3);

(5)  Coordinates foreign-government and private-sector requests for assistance relating to terrorist and terrorist-related incidents; and

(6)  Directs, coordinates, and oversees the operations of the Diplomatic Security Command Center (DS/TIA/CC) and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/TIA/OSAC).

1 FAM 262.6-1  Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis (DS/TIA/ITA)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis (DS/TIA/ITA):

(1)  Researches, monitors, and analyzes all-source intelligence on threats from terrorism, political violence and crime directed toward U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel abroad, U.S. business interests, and the American traveling public, as well as threats against the Secretary, senior U.S. officials, visiting foreign dignitaries, resident foreign diplomats, and foreign missions in the United States for which DS has protective security responsibility;

(2)  Provides threat assessments on terrorist activities, tactics, and trends, as well as on political violence and crime in support of senior DS and Department officials in policy and operational issues;

(3)  Initiates and issues threat notifications to the field;

(4)  Produces the Diplomatic Security Daily (DSD), a daily intelligence summary as well as other periodical reports;

(5)  Acts as the interface between DS and the U.S. Intelligence Community on terrorism intelligence and threat issues to ensure that timely intelligence information is available to DS decision makers; and

(6)  Prepares the Department’s Security Environment Threat List (SETL).

1 FAM 262.6-2  Office of Protective Intelligence Investigations (DS/TIA/PII)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Protective Intelligence Investigations (DS/TIA/PII):

(1)  Directs, coordinates, and conducts investigations of external threats as they relate to terrorism, political violence, and suspicious activity directed against the Secretary, Department personnel and facilities; designated foreign dignitaries and diplomatic facilities in the United States; and all U.S. Government personnel, facilities, and interests under Chief of Mission authority abroad;

(2)  Directs, coordinates, and conducts threat management investigations and directed operations including individual threat assessments, tactical intelligence liaison support, high-risk protection detail enhancement, regional security officer (RSO) incident and program assistance, and protective security (PRS) training augmentation, to assure the safety and security of DS-designated personnel and facilities;

(3)  Provides oversight and direction to DS interagency participation in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) managed Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), and the Department of Defense Joint Interagency Task Force Program (DoD/JIATF); and

(4)  Administers the Department’s Rewards for Justice Program (see 12 FAM 226.3.)

1 FAM 262.6-2(A)  Operations and Investigations Division (DS/PII/OID)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

Through threat management investigations and directed operations to advance the safety and security of DS-designated personnel and facilities, the Operations and Investigations Division (DS/PII/OID):

(1)  Investigates external threats involving terrorism, political violence, potentially hostile or suspicious activity, operational psychologist threat assessments, and protective intelligence derived from the Intelligence Community;

(2)  Identifies and mitigates threats to DS protection details, special events, and facilities in close collaboration with the Domestic Operations Directorate (DS/DO).  Protection support can include tactical intelligence liaison, threat analysis and social media monitoring, threat vulnerability identification and assessment, plain clothes/low-profile operations, threat/suspicious activity investigations, inter-agency liaison, and comprehensive analytical support;

(3)  Mitigates threats and provides consultation support to overseas posts in close collaboration with the International Programs Directorate (DS/IP), the High Threat Programs Directorate (DS/HTP), and RSOs overseas.  Overseas assistance can include suspicious activity/specific incident investigations, surveillance detection/plainclothes operations, threat vulnerability assessments, threat awareness and personal safety training, tactical intelligence consultations, and social media monitoring integration; and

(4)  Conducts threat recognition training and verification in close collaboration with the Training Directorate (DS/T) and DS/DO.  This support includes protective intelligence support to basic agent classroom and field exercise training, as well as formal after action reviews, lessons learned, and best practices related to support of Secretary’s Detail and Dignitary Protection operations.

1 FAM 262.6-2(B)  Intelligence Liaison Division (DS/PII/ILD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Intelligence Liaison Division (DS/PII/ILD):

(1)  Manages DS support to the counterterrorism community; and

(2)  Coordinates DS participation in terrorism investigations and other counterterrorism operations through the Counterterrorism Liaison Program, which is comprised of liaison personnel assigned to the JTTF, NJTTF, the NCTC, the CIA's Community HUMINT Coordination Cell, and the DOD Joint Interagency Task Force – National Capital Region (JIATF-NCR):

(a)  The DS/PII/ILD JTTF mission is a collaborative effort with state, local, tribal and Federal law enforcement organizations investigating individuals and organizations planning or committing terrorist acts in violation of Federal statutes applicable to national security efforts in the United States and overseas;   

(b)  The DS/PII/ILD NJTTF mission is a strategic-level information-sharing and management effort involving all currently established JTTFs in the U.S., specifically focused on those JTTFs where DS does not have an agent presence.  At the national level, NJTTF coordinates DS and Department operational counterterrorism efforts with the FBI and broader interagency;

(c)  The DS/PII/ILD NCTC liaison provides the NCTC with a DS service-link representative, coordinated through INR per 1 FAM 431.1(1) and (5), whose mission is to share and disseminate intelligence information affecting Department interests with the broader United States Government counterterrorism community; provide crisis management support and response planning for overseas issues affecting the U.S. Government; and, support NCTC exercises and special-events to include international and domestic special events; and

(d)  The DS/PII/ILD JIATF-NCR liaison provides the DOD JIATF-NCR with a DS service-link representative whose mission is to share and disseminate intelligence information affecting Department interests with the DOD.  Additionally, the JIATF-NCR program facilitates the exchange of information and coordinates operational efforts with the DOD on matters related to the RFJ program.

(e)  The DS/PII/ILD CIA liaison provides the CIA's Community HUMINT Coordination Cell with a DS service-link representative whose mission is to share, disseminate, and coordinate protective intelligence information affecting DS protective operations, DS investigations, and other DS and Department equities, as needed.

1 FAM 262.6-2(C)  The Rewards for Justice Program

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Rewards for Justice Program is the Department’s counterterrorism rewards program.  Under RFJ, rewards can be offered and paid for information that:

(1)  Prevents, frustrates, or favorably resolves an act of international terrorism against a U.S. person or property, including by dismantling an organization in whole or significant part;

(2)  Leads to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual conspiring, attempting to commit, aiding, or abetting in the commission, or responsible for the commission of such an act; or

(3)  Leads to the disruption of the financial mechanisms of a foreign terrorist organization.

1 FAM 262.6-3  Diplomatic Security Command Center (DS/TIA/CC)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Diplomatic Security Command Center (DS/TIA/CC) provides the following 24/7 services:

(1)  Manages and collates incoming security-related information regarding threats, security incidents, and unfolding emergency situations and disseminates that information appropriately and rapidly to DS and Department leadership;

(2)  Coordinates threat and security-related information with the Department’s Operations Center;

(3)  Disseminates guidance and important information to the field from DS leadership;

(4)  Serves as support and point of contact (POC) for all after-hours calls for DS field offices, RSOs, engineering security centers and offices (ESCs/ESOs), and diplomatic courier divisions;

(5)  Monitors after-hours police liaison issues for DS, to include law enforcement response to incidents involving foreign dignitaries and resident foreign diplomats;

(6)  Monitors the Personnel Tracking Locator (PTL) system—the GPS-based 911 tracking and call-for-help system used by high- and critical-threat protective details—and makes appropriate rapid notifications when an activation occurs;

(7)  Serves as the main point of contact for all DS protective security details, to include monitoring of radio frequencies;

(8)  Serves as DS’ after-hours point of contact for the interagency regarding emerging threats and significant events;

(9)  Performs urgent Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and CA database queries for RSOs and special agents in the field;

(10) Coordinates and disseminates all spot reports;

(11) Coordinates DS’ participation in daily interagency secure-voice teleconferencing;

(12) Monitors remotely, through the Technical Operations Group (TOG) via the Security Management System enterprise (SMSe) network, selected technical security systems at posts abroad.  DS/TIA/CC provides appropriate notification within DS and to the affected post if an event is detected;

(13) Provides embedded DS/TIA/CC watch officers to the Department's Operations Center (S/ES-O), the White House Situation Room, and DHS's National Operations Center to coordinate the sharing of information; and

(14) Provides a command and control infrastructure for DS senior leadership to use during times of crises.

1 FAM 262.6-4  Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/TIA/OSAC)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/TIA/OSAC):

(1)  Is a Federal advisory committee under the auspices of the Secretary.  Its Executive Director is resident in DS/TIA/OSAC;

(2)  Establishes continuing liaison and provides for operational security cooperation between the Department security functions and the private sector, which includes U.S. businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based groups, and academia;

(3)  Provides for regular and timely interchange of information between the U.S. private sector and the Department concerning developments in the security environment abroad;

(4)  Recommends methods and provides material for coordinating security planning and implementation of security programs;

(5)  Recommends methods to protect the competitiveness of U.S. businesses operating worldwide; and

(6)  Coordinates with the U.S. Intelligence Community and other Government agencies to provide timely threat warning to U.S. private sector organizations in the event of a specific, credible, and non-counterable threat to their equities and/or personnel abroad.

1 FAM 262.7  Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure (DS/SI)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure (DS/SI):

(1)  Manages all matters relating to security infrastructure in DS functional areas of information security, personnel security and suitability, and insider threat;

(2)  Formulates, consolidates, and recommends to the Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service (DS/DSS) strategic operational planning, priorities, and funding for security infrastructure operations; and

(3)  Chairs and/or serves on Departmental and/or interagency groups and committees relating to security infrastructure to include: National Counterintelligence Executive Security Directors, and the National Insider Threat Task Force.

1 FAM 262.7-1  Office of Information Security (DS/SI/IS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Information Security (DS/SI/IS):

(1)  Is responsible for the Department's information protection programs as described in this section and sections for the Program Applications Division (DS/IS/APD), Industrial Security Division (DS/IS/IND), and Special Security Operations Division (DS/IS/SSO), (see 1 FAM 262.7-1(A), 1 FAM 262.7-1(B), and 1 FAM 262.7-1(C));

(2)  Coordinates certification and accreditation actions on behalf of the Head of Intelligence Community Element (HoICE) as specified in the DS-INR memorandum of agreement (MOA), for all Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) systems within a Department facility, domestically, or diplomatic facility abroad;

(3)  Selected by the HoICE to serve as the designated accrediting authority (DAA) for SCI systems, and coordinates, implements, and oversees SCI systems policy and procedures on behalf of the HoICE.  DS/SI/IS serves as the HoICE representative to security-related Intelligence Community boards and working groups;

(4)  Participates in damage assessments led by INR when Department information has been subjected to compromise and provides investigative and/or prosecutorial support in cases involving unauthorized disclosure or espionage involving Department information or employees.  DS/SI/IS plays a role on interagency damage assessment teams;

(5)  Serves as the DS Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) coordinator and represents DS in Department and other agency forums and facilitates interagency CIP security discussions and sharing of best practices.  DS/SI/IS serves as the primary DS interface with the Bureau of Budget and Planning (BP), which is the Department's CIP program office;

(6)  Enables the secure, appropriate, and effective reciprocal sharing of  collateral classified and sensitive information critical to the security of the United States with foreign governments and international organizations of governments, consistent with Section 1016 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA), and with the establishment of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), by advising regional and functional bureaus, other government agencies, and foreign governments on the development and implementation of agreements to exchange classified and sensitive information;

(7)  Represents DS in intra-Department meetings, and the Department on some interagency groups that deal with a broad range of national security policy issues, including preparation of directives on how classified national security information and unclassified sensitive information is used to counter 21st century threats;

(8)  In support of the lead bureaus and offices designated by the Secretary, DS/SI/IS engages in allied collaboration and international cooperation with foreign governments and international organizations on priorities such as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR), cyber security, and information sharing;

(9)  Coordinates certification and accreditation actions for Sensitive Compartmented Information facilities (SCIFs) located in diplomatic facilities abroad, including Department and tenant facilities;

(10) Implements and maintains monitoring center facilities for Department-owned SCI networks’ intrusion-detection system (IDS).  DS/SI/IS reports SCI system intrusions and incidents to the SCI system owner and oversees remediation;

(11) Informs the Department HoICE, the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research (INR), and seeks clearance/approval for requisite actions in accordance with applicable Intelligence Community (IC) policies and the DS-INR Memorandum of Agreement to certify and accredit Department SCI systems and perform continuous monitoring in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA);

(12) Conducts insider threat monitoring on Department SCI systems in coordination with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR);

(13) Conducts security systems visits of embassy locations requesting SCI video teleconferencing, and, after risks are addressed and minimized, recommends approval of the facility for SCI video conferencing; and

(14) Conducts comprehensive security-vulnerability assessments to determine posts’ information postures.  DS/SI/IS assists regional and post security officers in establishing effective incident prevention, education and awareness, and strong operations security programs.

1 FAM 262.7-1(A)  Program Applications Division (DS/IS/APD)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Program Applications Division (DS/IS/APD) administers the Department's information protection program, as described in this section:

(1)  Develops, implements, and oversees policies and procedures for the safeguarding of national security information in accordance with national laws, orders, and directives, and consults with agency members of the national security community to aid in the exchange of internal agency policies and directives;

(2)  Develops, implements, and oversees policies and procedures for the safeguarding of administratively controlled information designated as Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU);

(3)  Provides procedural and operations security direction, policy, guidance, and assistance to all bureaus and posts utilizing e-mail help desks, on-site reviews, security notices, and other available means;

(4)  Manages an information security education, training, and awareness program, and provides initial indoctrination and refresher briefings;

(5)  Administers the Department’s Cybersecurity Incident Program (CSIP) to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of sensitive Department IT systems through thorough investigations of potential cyber-security incidents to protect the Department cyber infrastructure from potential damage or risk (see 12 FAM 590);

(6)  Administers the Department's Security Incident Program and coordinates cases subject to disciplinary actions with the Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Employee Relations (HR/ER), the DS Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/SI/PSS) and the  Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) regarding security clearance and special access concerns; 

(7) Conducts incident investigations to include those involving communications security (COMSEC) that initially indicate the possible compromise of classified information, and SCI;

(8)  Manages the Department’s domestic Bureau Security Officer Program and Unit Security Officer Program; designed to implement effective internal security controls throughout the Department;

(9)  Conducts comprehensive security-vulnerability assessments domestically to determine information postures of supported bureaus; 

(10) Coordinates investigations with other DS investigative offices and agency investigative elements as required;

(11) Develops, implements, and oversees the requirements for classified information open storage; approves all open-storage areas/facilities domestically, and administers a recertification program;

(12) Develops, implements, and oversees the requirements for storage of classified national security information; approves all domestic controlled access areas (DCAA) - which includes DS-certified classified conference rooms and secure video teleconferencing facilities; and administers a recertification program for each;

(13) Coordinates Secretary of State approvals of Department-created special access programs (SAPs) and oversees their recertification as required;

(14) Oversees the development and implementation of information security-related requirements of Department-created special access programs SAPs;

(15) Verifies that SAP participants protect classified information and is responsible for completing SAP systems certification and accreditation (C&A);

(16) Establishes and oversees foreign exchange officer security requirements for the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship and other Department-sponsored foreign exchange officer programs.  Ensures that foreign exchange officers meet all security requirements and works with the Office of Information Assurance (IRM/IA) to ensure C&A on these LANs; and

(17) Represents DS in intra-Department meetings and the Department on interagency groups that deal with information security issues.

1 FAM 262.7-1(B)  Industrial Security Division (DS/IS/IND)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Industrial Security Division (DS/IS/IND):

(1)  Manages the Department’s implementation of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and administration to ensure the proper handling of classified and SBU information and assets entrusted to or generated by private industry;

(2)  Develops, implements, and oversees policies, standards, and procedures for the protection of classified information and specifically designated unclassified information provided to Department contractors and consultants;

(3)  Analyzes procurement documentation and ensures that appropriate security requirements are incorporated into all contracts in support of the Department's classified and specified SBU acquisitions;

(4)  Develops policies and ensures the implementation of procedures for the disclosure of national security and other sensitive information to firms with significant foreign ownership, control, or influence;

(5)  Develops, implements, and administers an industrial security compliance program and conducts inspections of Department contractors to ensure their adherence to Department and national industrial security requirements;

(6)  Serves as the Department's liaison with NISP managers and serves as the Department's primary liaison with the Department of Defense (DOD) and other Federal agencies in administering an effective industrial security program;

(7)  Reviews and approves visit authorizations for cleared-contractor personnel, ensuring their access is consistent with contract-security requirements;

(8)  Assists and assures the quality and expeditious processing of contractor-personnel security clearances and public-trust determinations the Department conducts for high-priority contracts;

(9)  Conducts industrial security program briefings for contracting officers, contracting officers' representatives, and program managers.  DS/IS/IND provides industrial security briefings and other educational materials to contractor facilities and employees;

(10) Coordinates the security review and analysis of proposed foreign acquisitions of U.S. firms and provides the consensus DS position to the Bureau of Economic Business Affairs (EB) in support of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and participates in U.S. Government mitigation monitoring activities, as appropriate;

(11) Coordinates system connectivity requirements of contractors connecting to Department information systems and oversees compliance.  DS/IS/IND ensures requirements are established in conjunction with 1 FAM 271.2 e(6)(a);

(12) Ensures the incorporation of the appropriate security requirements into all contracts in support of the Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) classified and SBU acquisitions, provides full-time industrial security support to OBO, provides ongoing training to OBO contractors and OBO personnel, as well as regional security officers/site security managers, and coordinates resolution of contractor’s violations of security requirements specified in OBO contracts;

(13) Ensures the incorporation of the appropriate security requirements into all contracts in support of the Bureau of Consular Affairs' (CA) classified and SBU acquisitions (for Passport Services and Visa Services), conducts domestic and overseas industrial security reviews of contractor sites to ensure compliance with contract physical, personnel, information and industrial security requirements, and facilitates the vetting of CA contractor personnel proposed for assignment to varied SBU contracts;

(14) Acts as a liaison with the Defense Security Service to obtain facility clearances for uncleared firms requiring access to classified information, either during the bid phase or for contract performance, and resolves issues arising during the processing of the firms for facility clearances;

(15) Ensures that SCI security requirements are included in specific classified contracts, and processes requests for SCI access for contractor personnel assigned to such contracts; and

(16) Represents DS in intra-Department meetings and the Department on interagency groups that deal with industrial-security issues.

1 FAM 262.7-1(C)  Special Security Operations Division (DS/IS/SSO)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Special Security Operations Division (DS/IS/SSO):

(1)  Coordinates and implements policies and procedures to ensure that intelligence information, including SCI, is disseminated and used securely in accordance with applicable Intelligence Community policies including: Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPGs), Intelligence Policy Memorandums (ICPMs), Intelligence Community Standards (ICSs) and Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs);

(2)  Establishes and maintains a secure document control system for SCI materials and provides for the accountability and control of designated SCI documents.  DS/IS/SSO conducts a continuous review of designated SCI document flow into, within, and out of the Department and ensures the timely and secure dissemination of designated SCI intelligence to Department decision makers;

(3)  Performs the document control function for all issues involving the SCI Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Control System (HCS) subcompartments and maintains full control of the only accredited repository for storage of these sensitive documents.  DS/IS/SSO conducts indoctrination briefings for the HCS subcompartments before individuals are granted access and debriefing when individuals no longer require access;

(4)  Responds to HCS queries regarding the handling, processing, distribution, or destruction of HCS documents and notifies the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) HCS Program Office of any HCS mishandling incidents, and ensures corrective measures are enforced;

(5)  Manages the IntelTRUST program at State, including processing requests for access, conducting inspections of facilities/offices designated for IntelTRUST access, and conducting briefings/debriefings;

(6)  Coordinates implementing policies and procedures to protect SCI and SCI-indoctrinated personnel from intelligence or counterintelligence (CI) threats as a consequence of hazardous travel, in accordance with applicable Intelligence Community (IC) policies;

(7)  Provides SCI security education and awareness for Department personnel by means of the SSO Web site, the issuance of Department Notices, SCI access indoctrinations, and debriefings;

(8)  Coordinates, implements, and oversees policies, plans, and procedures for the certification and accreditation of SCIFs in accordance with applicable IC policies.  DS/IS/SSO serves as the cognizant security authority (CSA) for Department SCIF accreditation and operations both domestically and abroad and coordinates SCIF certification with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) officials;

(9)  Ensures that technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCMs) are conducted in all Department SCIFs in accordance with applicable IC policies;

(10) Manages SCI security policies and access control procedures for all Department SCIFs and conducts SCIF periodic security reviews (PSRs);

(11) Reviews and approves physical security preconstruction plans for Department SCIF construction, expansion, or modification;

(12) Monitors all Department SCIF construction, expansion, or modification to ensure that the integrity of the facility is properly maintained;

(13) Evaluates the threat to Department SCIFs and coordinates policies and standards to protect SCI material;

(14) Provides updates to the ODNI SCIF database on all Department SCIFs;

(15) Processes all SCI nominations for all Department employees, contractors, and detailees for access to SCI.  DS/IS/SSO coordinates all Department-related requests for SCI access with the HoICE Determination Authority (DA), and the DS’ Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/SI/PSS).  DS/IS/SSO maintains a database of all Department personnel with SCI access;

(16) Serves as the office of primary responsibility for the passing of SCI accesses through proper channels;

(17) Informs the Department HoICE, the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research (INR), and seeks clearance/approval for requisite actions in accordance with applicable IC policies and the DS-INR (MOA); and

(18) Represents DS in intra-Department meetings and the Department on interagency groups that deal with SCIF standards and access.

 1 FAM 262.7-2  Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/SI/PSS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Personnel Security and Suitability (DS/SI/PSS):

(1)  Is responsible for the Department's Personnel Security Programs;

(2)  Administers statutorily mandated personnel security programs to include, but not limited to, the U.S. Government's Federal Investigative Standards, Continuous Evaluation, Quality Assurance, etc.;

(3)  Develops, implements, and oversees the Department’s policy on personnel security investigations and their subsequent adjudication;

(4)  Represents the Department's interests in Government-wide personnel security and suitability working groups responsible for developing and implementing Government-wide policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines;

(5)  Assesses the reliability, loyalty, and trustworthiness of personnel, applicants, appointees, and contractors who support the mission of the Department in order to protect U.S. national security interest from theft, loss, misuse, fraud, disclosure, espionage, or sabotage;

(6)  Provides investigative support to Department HR suitability determinations under 3 FAM 2150 Personnel Review Panel (PRP) and 3 FAM 2215 Suitability Review Panel (SRP) for the Foreign Service;

(7)  Serves as the authoritative expert and Senior Advisor to the Senior Coordinator and Department leadership on security administration related to personnel security programs such as investigations, adjudications, continuous evaluation, insider threat, and reinvestigations; and

(8)  Administers the contract background security investigator program, comprised of over 1,000 investigators worldwide.

1 FAM 262.7-2(A)  Operations Division (DS/PSS/OPS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Operations Division (DS/PSS/OPS):

(1)  Provides guidance and assists applicants, Department personnel, and HR specialists in every aspect of the security clearance process, to include the performance of training requirements;

(2)  Manages and maintains the personnel security records program;

(3)  Certifies security clearances on all applicants under reciprocity standards;

(4)  Processes frequent visitors to and from Department facilities and other agencies;

(5)  Requests, collects, and validates electronically accessible data and adjudicates relevant data using a variety of automated record check (ARC) systems;

(6)  Formulates, implements, and directs programs designed to evaluate and implement personnel security program policies and direction;

(7)  Designs and administers PSS's quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) programs of all personnel security processes and procedures;

(8)  Designs, develops, and administers training programs to support the development and certification of PSS investigators, case managers, and adjudicators; ensures timely completion of required courses and compliance with Federal guidelines and Executive Orders;

(9)  Initiates, develops, disseminates, and provides personnel security awareness training to all Department employees and stakeholder groups;

(10) Directs the conduct of such investigations overseas for other Federal agencies; and

(11) Serves on interagency working groups to address personnel security issues throughout the U.S. Government; and

(12) Serves as subject matter experts related on a variety of personnel security topics for PSS staff and senior leaders within DS.

1 FAM 262.7-2(B)  Investigations Division (DS/PSS/INV)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Investigations Division (DS/PSS/INV):

(1)  Reviews initial security clearance request documentation for consideration of an interim security clearance, upon request, and adjudicates, appropriately and responsibly, for interim access suspension/withdraw;

(2)  Conducts personnel security and/or suitability investigations of employees, applicants, contractors, Presidential Appointees, and others seeking access to Department information and/or facilities;

(3)  Conducts periodic reinvestigations of cleared Department personnel and contractors on an on-going basis; and

(4)  Makes security clearance eligibility determinations and public trust certifications by conducting Tier I adjudicative analysis for employees, applicants for employment, certain contractor personnel in support of the critical mission, and others seeking access to Department information and facilities.

1 FAM 262.7-2(C)  Adjudications Division (DS/PSS/ADJ)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Adjudications Division (DS/PSS/ADJ):

(1)  Conducts adjudicative assessments involving cases exhibiting more complicated or serious issues that must be resolved prior to a clearance or suitability determination being made;

(2)  Determines conditional access requirements or other defensive measures as necessary prior to granting access to sensitive and classified information;

(3)  Conducts file reviews on behalf of the Head of the Intelligence Community Element (HICE), in accordance with Intelligence Community Directive 704 and its associated policy guidance, and recommending eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access to the HICE Determination Authority;

(4)  Leads the coordination effort and adjudicates cases referred to the Office of Mental Health Services (M/MED/MHS) when a subject has an unfavorable medical history, recent substance abuse, or mental health concern;

(5)  Facilitates panel reviews when significant derogatory or unfavorable suitability information is uncovered on a subject and determinations/recommendations from key stakeholders are required.  Panels include the Contract Review Panel (CRP) for personnel on Department contracts, Personal Service Agreements (PSA), and Personal Service Contracts (PSC); Final Review Panel (FRP) for Foreign Service cases; and Personnel Review Panel (PRP) for Civil Service cases or family member Appointments;

(6)  Continuous evaluation of the reliability, loyalty, fitness, and trustworthiness of previously cleared Department personnel and contractors in order to ensure their continued access eligibility and allegiance to the United States of America;

(7)  Conducts an in-depth analysis of real-time data provided by the United States Intelligence Community to determine if information provided on Department employees and contractors raise critical concerns that could pose an insider threat risk or present potential vulnerabilities and threats that could put the Department's personnel, mission, or infrastructure at risk;

(8)  Consolidates and analyzes real-time information and data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) HUB, Intelligence Community, and U.S. Government agencies to produce a comprehensive, all-source threat picture of previously cleared Department employees and contractors; and

(9)  Administers the Contract Review Panel (CRP) and security/fitness determinations for contract applicants/employees to the Department; processes and has final determination authority for all reconsideration requests.

1 FAM 262.7-2(D)  Adverse Actions (DS/PSS/AA)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

Adverse Actions (DS/PSS/AA):

(1)  Conducts adjudicative determinations on the most complex or serious security issues that may result in a denial, revocation, or suspension of a security clearance;

(2)  Determines the suspension, revocation, or subsequent reinstatement of security clearances for personnel, under the cognizance of DS/SI/PSS, as well as performs adjudicative determinations recommending assignment restrictions for Department personnel;

(3)  Serves as single point of contact for DS for all vetting requests of investigative records checks for promotion, tenure, Deputy Secretary (D) Committee, etc., to the Bureau of Human Resources (HR) and other Department entities; and

(4)  Reviews reports of investigations from and coordinated with investigative offices (e.g., DS/DO/OSI, DS/CR/CFI, DS/ICI/CI, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Office of Civil Rights, etc.) to determine an individual's initial or continued eligibility for access to classified information.

1 FAM 262.8  Public Affairs (DS/DSS/PA)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Public Affairs staff (DS/DSS/PA), under the direct supervision of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service:

(1)  Advises the Assistant Secretary for DS on media relations and outreach efforts;

(2)  Formulates DS press guidance for the Secretary’s Spokesperson and responds to all media inquiries regarding DS and security measures at the Department;

(3)  Formulates and conducts an outreach program to inform the public and constituent audiences about DS activities;

(4)  Manages major events such as for the Assistant Secretary and DSS Director;

(5)  Coordinates production of all DS media, including managing the DS public Web site;

(6)  Develops and disseminates materials to the public, the media, and Department personnel on the Department’s security programs and DS activities;

(7)  Conceives of, designs and oversees fabrication of major exhibits at law-enforcement trade shows and museums;

(8)  Creates and manages other special projects, events, and exhibits such as the DS Memorial and DS public benchmarks such as the DS Centennial; compiles and archives an extensive collection of DS historic photographs;

(9)  Coordinates and develops relationships with the news media and with the publishing, motion picture, television, radio and entertainment industries to promote DSS accomplishments and ensure that depictions of DSS are accurate and factual in regards to our policies and practice; and

(10) Supports DSS' operational priorities by facilitating publicity that encourages helpful public action and that increases public awareness of DSS.

1 FAM 262.9  Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS):

(1)  Reports to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, and directly supplies cyber and technology security information and analysis to all DS components, regional Assistant Secretaries, and chiefs of mission to disseminate key security-related information to appropriate individuals;

(2)  Formulates, consolidates, and recommends to the Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary strategic operational planning, priorities, and funding for cyber and technology security operations;

(3)  Provides leadership and guidance in the cyber and technology security area through the Department's regional and functional bureaus, with other government agencies, Congressional committees, and with the private sector, to include businesses and non-profit and private institutions;

(4)  Oversees the formulation, planning, policy development, coordination, and implementation of the Department’s cyber and technology security defensive strategies addressing the complex array of technical and operational security issues affecting domestic and overseas locations, especially high threat posts;

(5)  Serves as the Department's primary representative on the Committee for National Security Systems;

(6)  Chairs or serves on Departmental, interagency, or international groups and committees relating to cyber and technical security to include the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), International Technical Security (INTECSEC), the Cyber Security Steering Committee (CSSC), and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Wireless Steering Committee; and

(7)  Represents the Department with other Federal law enforcement, intelligence community, and military agencies on issues regarding cybersecurity investigations.

1 FAM 262.9-1  Managing Director for Cyber Security Management

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Managing Director for Cyber Security Management (DS/CTS):

(1)  Provides advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary and calls attention to potential problems and emerging issues of importance relating to cyber and technology security matters;

(2)  Manages day-to-day matters relating to security infrastructure in the DS functional area of cybersecurity incident response, cybersecurity threat analysis and cyber investigations;

(3)  Maintains and operates, in coordination with IRM, key components of the Department’s Situational Awareness Program, to include input from continuous scanning, advanced threat monitoring and analysis, site scoring, and RCSOs;

(4)  Works to ensure compliance with the Department's cyber security program requirements in coordination with the CIO, CISO, and IRM/OPS;

(5)  Establishes and maintains internal control systems to ensure that physical and human resources are safeguarded against waste, loss, or unauthorized use, and that obligations and costs incurred comply with applicable laws and regulations;

(6)  Provides input for and responds to requests from Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Inspector General (OIG), other foreign affairs agencies, and Department bureaus and offices for information and guidance; and

(7)  Coordinates all briefing papers and related materials concerning cyber and technology security programs for DS and senior Department management.

1 FAM 262.9-2  Office of Cyber Monitoring and Operations (DS/CTS/CMO)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of Cyber Monitoring and Operations (DS/CTS/CMO):

(1)  Operates the Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) with IRM to detect cyber threats to the Department and the entire foreign affairs community. Provides immediate situational awareness through in-depth analysis of cyber threats, technical vulnerabilities, and network activity to protect against cyber adversaries;

(2)  Has direct liaison work with US-CERT, NSA, and other U.S. Government elements on cyber incident matters affecting the Department's personnel, information, and IT assets;

(3)  Directs, manages, and maintains the Department's overall capacity for network intrusion detection, monitoring, incident handling and response, and cyber threat analysis relating to the Department's secret collateral and below systems. 

(4)  Provides non-investigative technical analysis and assistance to DS and other Federal law enforcement agencies; for TS/SCI networks see 1 FAM 262.7-1 (10); 

(5)  Oversees and manages the Evaluation and Verification Program;

(6)  Conducts continuous and directed network- or application-specific vulnerability assessment testing, independent penetration testing, and intelligence monitoring to identify specific risks to those systems and develops risk mitigation strategies to protect the Department’s IT infrastructure;

(7)  Provides for the development and use of automated validation tools to perform compliance monitoring and reporting;

(8)  Recommends, develops, and coordinates Directorate clearance of cyber security policy, standards, and guidelines;

(9)  Recommends, develops, and coordinates clearance of waivers and exceptions to 12 FAM 600 and 12 FAH-10 cybersecurity policies, standards, procedures and guidelines;

(10) Manages the OSPB Information Systems Security Working Group (ISSWG) for the development of uniform cybersecurity standards for all foreign affairs agencies serving under chief of mission authority;

(11) Approves cybersecurity-related waivers and exceptions to OSPB standards and coordinates, in conjunction with the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM), waivers and exceptions to OSPB standards for Department elements;

(12) Represents the Department as the alternate representative for the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), and as the primary representative for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (on cyber security issues), and United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) (for cyber incident reporting);

(13) Creates and delivers the cybersecurity awareness program for all Department users, including system administrators, information systems security officers (ISSOs), and managers and chief executives, briefing them on IT security responsibilities, risks to information and systems; and related policies and controls to mitigate those risks, as approved by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO);

(14) Approves the unattended operation of IT systems that process classified information at CRITICAL THREAT posts; and

(15) Updates and documents cybersecurity monitoring and operations program development and changes to support the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS).

1 FAM 262.9-2.1  Monitoring and Incident Response Division (DS/CMO/MIR)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Monitoring and Incident Response Division (DS/CMO/MIR):

(1) Maintains a comprehensive layered defense-in-depth cybersecurity program to proactively monitor and audit information systems; detect inappropriate, malicious, or anomalous activity; and issue warnings and alerts for possible unauthorized access. At the Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC), DS/CMO/MIR provides real-time situational awareness for the Department’s networks and information systems worldwide;

(2) Maintains a Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) to serve as the Department’s focal point for reporting cybersecurity incidents impacting Department and foreign affairs agencies networks (i.e., information about incidents is shared and coordinated with operational managers, law enforcement within DS, and outside agencies as appropriate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (24x7x365);

(3)  Provides Senior Watch Officers to act as Cyber Incident Commanders to direct and manage cybersecurity incidents;

(4)  Reports incident information to US-CERT and participates in the quarterly US-CERT partners meetings where Federal incident response teams, Office of Cyber Threat Investigations (DS/CTS/CTI) and other law enforcement, private-sector representatives, and academics exchange ideas and examine technical issues. DS/CTS/MIR acts as liaison with other Federal and DOD CERTs for the exchange of information and reporting of cybersecurity incidents;

(5)  Determines computer misuse and provides remediation procedures and technical assistance with CTI for criminal investigations; 

(6)  Conducts continuous monitoring for vulnerabilities and configuration compliance of hardware and software used in the Department's computer and communications sites that process classified, unclassified, and SBU information, and provides that information for inclusion in the Departments Risk Scoring Program; and

(7)  Conducts independent penetration tests, full-scope red teaming, blue teaming and assessments related to vulnerabilities associated with the Department's IT systems, and provides cyber threat analysis information for use in the Department's Risk Scoring Program.

1 FAM 262.9-2.2  Cyber Operations Division (DS/CMO/CO)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Cyber Operations Division (DS/CMO/CO):

(1)  Provides for the engineering, installation, operations, and maintenance of specialized security tools to enable the Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) to detect, deter, and prevent cyber-attacks against the Departments networks.

(2)  Coordinates the Department's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program with the Information Resource Management Bureau and DHS;

(3)  Provides procurement assistance and inventory management to acquire and maintain specialized security tools for the Joint Security Operations Center;

(4)  Conducts product testing to ascertain security requirements prior to implementation on Directorate systems or applications;

(5)  Provides analysis and assistance to develop unique security solutions to meet JSOC requirements and meet requirements resulting from expanding Department needs in cyber monitoring and incident response;

(6)  Supports the Department's defense in-depth strategy by maintaining systems to monitor network and host information systems for vulnerabilities and configuration compliance status, as well as inappropriate, incorrect, malicious, unauthorized, or anomalous activity.  These systems include:

(a)  A host-vulnerability scanning system;

(b)  A configuration-compliance scanning system; and

(c)  Application-vulnerability assessment software, such as Web-application security tools and database-security scanners; and

(7)  Provides for the development and use of automated validation tools to perform compliance monitoring and reporting.

1 FAM 262.9-2.3  Cybersecurity Policy and Awareness Program

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Cybersecurity Policy and Awareness Program:

(1)  Recommends, develops, and coordinates Department clearances of 12 FAM 600 and 12 FAH-10 cybersecurity policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines which define the minimum cybersecurity requirements for Department information systems, networks, and communications security (COMSEC);

(2)  Serves as the Chair of the Cyber Security Policy Development Working Group (CSPDWG) that coordinates the development of 12 FAM 600 and 12 FAH-10 cybersecurity policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines;

(3)  Recommends, develops, and coordinates clearance of waivers and exceptions to 12 FAM 600 and 12 FAH-10 cybersecurity policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines;

(4)  Recommends, develops, and coordinates Department clearances of 12 FAH-6 H-540 OSPB cybersecurity standards which define the minimum cybersecurity requirements for U.S. Government agencies at post under COM authority;

(5)  Serves as the Chair of the OSPB Information System Security Working Group (ISSWG) that is responsible for updating the OSPB security standards in 12 FAH-6 H-540, Automated Information Systems (AISs). The group is comprised of members from all U.S. Government agencies that operate abroad under COM authority;

(6)  Develops, and coordinates clearance of waivers and exceptions to 12 FAH-6 H-540 OSPB cybersecurity standards;

(7)  Recommends and coordinates the approval of domestic, unattended operations of Department IT systems that process classified information;

(8)  Recommends and coordinates the approval of unattended operations of classified information systems of agencies that operate abroad under COM authority at CRITICAL-THREAT posts;

(9)  Reviews, coordinates, and develops the Department's position on national-level classified computer and communications security policies and INFOSEC voted upon by the Department's Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) representative, the DAS of DS/CTS;

(10) Serves as a co-chair of the Cybersecurity Awareness, Training, Education, and Professionalism (CATEP) Working Group, which collects, develops, and shares information regarding cybersecurity awareness, training, education, and professionalism requirements, and conveys those requirements to those responsible for execution;

(11) Through the Cybersecurity Awareness Program, provides timely and accurate guidance to all Department users ensuring all personnel are aware of current policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines, as well as their role and accountability in reducing information security risks associated with their activities.  Develops and disseminates Department notices and worldwide messages on issues of immediate concern to the Department community. The CISO approves cybersecurity awareness programs; and

(12) Coordinates and develops annual Web-based cybersecurity awareness training (e.g., PS800) targeting users on Department unclassified and classified systems.  The CISO approves cybersecurity awareness curricula.

1 FAM 262.9-3  Office of Cyber Threat and Investigations (DS/CTS/CTI)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Office of Cyber Threat and Investigations (DS/CTS/CTI):

(1)  Identifies and implements cybersecurity technology to support the Department’s technical counterterrorism and CI capabilities;

(2)  Develops and maintains a cyber-threat analysis and reporting capability to support Department-level threat determinations and subsequent vulnerability mitigation;

(3)  Coordinates on cyber threats to the Department with the Intelligence Community, DHS, and other U.S. Government elements;

(4)  Updates and documents cyber threat and investigation program development and changes to support the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS);

(5)  DS/CTS/CTI has direct liaison work with National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), NSA National Threat Operations Center (NTOC), US-CERT, USCYBERCOM, and other U.S. Government elements on cyber threat matters affecting the Department's personnel, information, and IT assets;

(6)  Conducts security analyses, independent vulnerability assessments, and selective cybersecurity control reviews of IT systems;

(7)  Provides oversight for the overall monitoring of Department telecommunications resources, systems, and networks, to include detection and response to security-related incidents involving telephones or telephone equipment; and

(8)  Provides investigative and technical support for criminal, counterintelligence, insider threat, and administrative investigations. 

1 FAM 262.9-3.1  Cyber Threat Analysis Division (DS/CTI/CTA)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Cyber Threat Analysis Division (DS/CTI/CTA):

(1)  Maintains an in-depth cyber threat analysis capability to provide posts abroad and senior Department management with indications and warnings via extensive analysis as well as daily and specialized reporting of cyber threats impacting the Department’s critical infrastructure;

(2)  Consolidates and analyzes information and data from the perimeter security devices, the JSOC, Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), Intelligence Community, and U.S. Government agencies to produce a comprehensive, all-source threat picture of the Department’s critical infrastructure;

(3)  Serves as the Department’s information broker for cyber threat information affecting the Department's critical infrastructure and personnel by routinely disseminating cyber threat information to upper management, RSOs, RCSOs, Information Systems Security Officers (ISSOs), Virus Incident Response Team, CIRT, DS investigative offices, and firewall team;

(4)  Helps satisfy Federal information-sharing requirements through active liaison with the computer network defense law enforcement and intelligence  communities of interest that have significant cybersecurity responsibilities, including relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Security Agency (NSA)-National Threat Operations Center, National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive U.S. Strategic Command, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the U.S. Cyber Command (USCC);

(5)  Produces comprehensive cyber threat assessments and analysis regarding Department and non-Department entities that may pose a threat to the Department's IT infrastructure for the Department's systems and management staff;

(6)  Assists in determining the threat posed to the Department’s critical IT infrastructure and functions as the Department’s all-source fusion cell by merging cyber threat information and analysis;

(7)  Produces cyber threat advisories, special reports, and comprehensive threat assessments concerning threats to, and potential vulnerabilities of, Department networks;

(8)  Provides and maintains the capability for the overall monitoring of Department telecommunication resources, systems, and networks, to include detection and response to security-related incidents involving telephones or telephone equipment, and refers telephone security incidents to DS investigative offices;

(9)  Identifies network vulnerabilities through advanced analyses addressing system assets; potential undesirable cyber events; the motives, intentions, capabilities, and history of adversaries; exploiting security weaknesses; risks; and the costs and impacts of countermeasures to ensure integrity of the Department's architecture;

(10) Conducts advanced analyses and trends analysis of malicious activity against the Department's critical infrastructure;

(11) Conducts malware analysis and network intrusion forensics on Department hardware drives and mobile computing devices;

(12) Provides user activity monitoring, new technology development, and advanced data analytics in support of E.O. 13526 requirements and minimum standards;

(13) Provides technical subject matter expertise (SME) and investigative support to Department investigative and administrative authorities in coordination with CTI/CIA; and

(14) Maintains and operates the DS advanced threat monitoring and analysis capability.

1 FAM 262.9-3.2  Computer Investigations and Forensics Division (DS/CTI/CIF)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Computer Investigations and Forensics Division (DS/CTI/CIF) provides investigative support to the Department, including unique technical capabilities such as digital forensic analysis, cyber investigations, technical surveillance equipment, and operational support. DS/CTI/CIF is organized into three programs:

(1)  Computer Investigations Program:

(a)  Investigates cybercrimes that target the Department or are perpetrated through the Internet or other electronic networks;

(b)  Carries out related law enforcement and other security functions for the Department; and

(c)  Provides investigative support to all elements of the Department in the seizure or collection of digital, electronic, or computer-related evidence from all kinds of electronic devices such as computers, camera systems, cell phones, and mobile devices;

(2)  The Digital Forensics Program provides forensic laboratory support (i.e., collection, preservation, analysis, explanation, presentation, and litigation support) as it relates to digital, electronic, cellular, audio, or video evidence; and

(3)  The Technical Surveillance Program provides technical surveillance equipment, specialized operational support, and related training to DS investigators and staff.

1 FAM 262.9-4  Office of Technology Innovation and Engineering (DS/CTS/TIE)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Office of Technology Innovation and Engineering (DS/CTS/TIE):

(1)  Assesses emerging cybersecurity technology and provides findings to senior management, including the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security (DS), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and Technology Security; Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Deputy CIO for Operations, and system owners;

(2)  Leverages assessments of emerging technology to innovate new countermeasures and solutions to detect, defend, and deter against advanced cyber threats and crossover technical cyber threats.  Presents findings and recommendations to the DAS of DS/CTS;

(3)  Provides technical expertise to support the Department’s information security (INFOSEC) program as it relates to the protection of collateral information;

(4)  Conducts detailed security and safeguards analyses of software and information technology (IT) systems used in the Department;

(5)  Manages a cadre of U.S. Government IT security specialists and engineers to act as Regional Cybersecurity Officers (RCSOs) to provide on-site customer support, guidance, and oversight to Department employees worldwide;

(6)  Researches, develops, and maintains security configuration standards and principles for Departmental implementation of IT hardware and applications. DS/CTS/TIE provides ongoing assistance to Department system managers, applications developers, and Department- and bureau-level configuration control boards to ensure IT security requirements are included in life-cycle management of systems and applications;

(7)  Updates and documents emerging cyber technologies and facility innovation program development and changes to support the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS);

(8)  Directs the implementation of technical countermeasures for specific programs, e.g. Wi-Fi countermeasures in coordination with DS/C/ST; and

(9)  Represents DS/CTS as a member of the Cloud Computing Governance Board (CCGB).

1 FAM 262.9-4.1  Emerging Technologies Division (DS/TIE/ET)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Emerging Technologies Division (DS/TIE/ET):

(1)  Provides technical expertise in support of the Department's INFOSEC program, including developing the technical rationale for changes in INFOSEC policy, and provides specialized technical guidance to DS personnel, as needed;

(2)  Conducts equipment and application vulnerability testing and research to ascertain security requirements prior to implementation on Department systems;

(3)  Researches, develops, and maintains security configuration standards and principles for Departmental implementation of IT hardware, operating systems, and applications;

(4)  Provides analysis and assistance to develop unique security solutions to meet Department operating requirements and meet requirements resulting from customers' specific requests;

(5)  Conducts detailed security and safeguards analyses of software and IT systems used in the Department; and updates related policy, standards, and guidelines as necessary;

(6)  Develops cybersecurity procedures for Department operational elements in conjunction with IRM;

(7)  Assesses emerging cybersecurity technology and provides findings to Department management, including the CIO, the CISO, the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, and system owners;

(8)  Provides collaborative, consultative assistance within the Directorate of Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS) for inquiries, domestically and abroad, regarding the security of Department IT systems;

(9)  Conducts detailed threat and vulnerabilities assessments to assist with calculation of risk and provides mitigation strategies to safeguard the Departments IT infrastructure and systems.  Advises the Department as applicable;

(10) Evaluates information security technologies, identifies vulnerabilities and determines the viability of implementation within Department facilities;

(11) Reviews new technology and equipment submitted for approval through the Department’s Information Technology Configuration Control Board (ITCCB) for secure design and implementation;

(12) Engages at every stage in the IT systems development lifecycle to consult on secure architecture and engineering; directly represents or supports DS/CTS on control change boards such as the Firewall Advisory Board (FAB), IRM Change Advisory Board (ICAB), Cloud Computing Governance Board (CCGB); represents DS/CTS on a variety of technology-specific chartered and unchartered working groups;

(13) Evaluates emerging information technology trends and provides security analysis pertinent to the Department; and

(14) Provides technical security and countermeasures guidance to the Disability and Reasonable Accommodations Division within the Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Accessibility and Accommodations (HR/OAA/DRAD) for implementing assistive technologies.

1 FAM 262.9-4.2  Facility Technologies Division (DS/TIE/FT)

(CT:ORG-486;   10-26-2018)

The Facility Technologies Division (DS/TIE/FT):

(1)  Evaluates the threat of technology that has a crossover technical and cyber element and poses a threats to personnel, information, or property, primarily such as internet-connected non-traditional computers;  this includes internet of things (IoT), building automation systems (BAS), and telematics;

(2)  Ensures the Division maintains a level of expertise that is up-to-date, responsive, and capable of assisting the Department in fulfilling its cybersecurity responsibilities;

(3)  Evaluates and researches emerging technology for the analysis and mitigation of new threats to national security information;

(4)  Manages research and identification of technical security vulnerabilities, development and implementation of mitigations, and drafting of associated assessments, strategies, policies, and standards;

(5)  Provides assessments of equipment and policy in accordance with the National Telecommunications Security Working Group (NTSWG) standards.  This includes telephone switching systems, Voice Over IP systems and other voice telecommunication systems for both classified and unclassified voice communications. 

(6)  Provides TEMPEST reviews to determine countermeasures requirements domestically and abroad.

(7)  Provides Department policy for TEMPEST requirements through the Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA).  The CTTA ensures adherence to US Government national policy on TEMPEST emanations; assesses new technologies for TEMPEST vulnerabilities; reviews testing for equipment requiring TEMPEST certification; and serves as the representative to the National TEMPEST Advisory Group (TAG);

(8)  Maintains a global corps of Regional Cyber Security Officers to provide on-site Cybersecurity Assessments (CSAs) to U.S. missions worldwide and hands-on support remediating security weaknesses and compliance with policies, standards, and industry best practices.  In coordination with CTI, assists DS Law Enforcement with digital forensics seizures.

1 FAM 263  Executive Director for Diplomatic Security (DS/EX)

(CT:ORG-344;   08-29-2014)

The Executive Director for Diplomatic Security (DS/EX):

(1)  Reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security (DS);

(2)  Serves as the principal adviser on management, policy, administrative, planning, and resource issues;

(3)  Provides executive direction and management oversight to:

(a)  The Deputy Executive Director, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Directorate;

(b)  Office of Management Services (DS/EX/MGT);

(c)  Office of the Chief Financial Officer (DS/EX/CFO);

(d)  Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DS/EX/CTO); and

(e)  Human Resources Management (DS/EX/HRM);

(4)  Develops and implements administrative and management policies, plans, and procedures to ensure that DS resources are allocated, administered, and accounted for, in accordance with U.S. law and U.S. Government regulations;

(5)  Develops and implements the priorities and program objectives of the DS Assistant Secretary, using principles of efficient and cost-effective management and internal controls;

(6)  Provides centralized administrative services, including financial management, contractual and procurement management, personnel management, general services, and automated systems; and

(7)  Provides oversight, in conjunction with the Office of Career Development and Assignments (HR/CDA), to the career development and assignment functions for DS Foreign Service specialist skill code employees.

1 FAM 263.1  Office of Management Services (DS/EX/MGT)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of Management Services (DS/EX/MGT) provides comprehensive management and administrative services to DS, including:

(1)  Administrative, logistics, and general services;

(2)  Contracting and procurement services;

(3)  Policy analysis and planning; and

(4)  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests.

1 FAM 263.1-1  Logistics Services Division (DS/MGT/LS)

 (CT:ORG-366;   05-07-2014)

The Logistics Services Division (DS/MGT/LS) provides a full range of administrative and logistics services to DS, including:

(1)  DS facilities and space planning, including design, construction oversight, installation, cost estimates, preparation of charters, maintenance, and parking control;

(2)  Property management for DS administrative and program property domestically and abroad;

(3)  Motor vehicle management for the General Services Administration (GSA) and commercial-leased vehicles, including accident reporting, tort claim processing, acquisition, disposal, maintenance, and fleet-card oversight;

(4)  Administration of the Department’s travel management program for DS to include travel authorizations, vouchers, training, and control;

(5)  U.S. Government travel card program management for DS;

(6)  Copier management program for DS; and

(7)  Coordination of other DS domestic administrative programs.

1 FAM 263.1-2  Contracting and Procurement Division (DS/MGT/CAP)

(CT:ORG-366;   05-07-2014)

The Contracting and Procurement Division (DS/MGT/CAP) provides a full range of acquisition and procurement services to DS leading to the acquisition of supplies, services and equipment, interagency acquisition agreements (IAAs), personal service contracts (PSCs), credit card purchases, and Federal assistance awards.  DS/MGT/CAP:

(1)  Coordinates and processes all DS-initiated procurements including requisitions and small purchases (e.g., credit card, contracts, delivery orders, and blanket purchase orders);

(2)  Develops (and/or assists in the development of) personal service contracts, statements of work, justifications and approvals (J&As) for sole source requirements, and determinations and findings (D&Fs) for claims arising from unauthorized commitments/ratifications and proposals;

(3)  Develops, negotiates, awards, administers, and interprets policy for all DS Federal assistance awards (i.e., grants and cooperative agreements);

(4)  Administers and supplements administration of personal service contracts, interagency acquisition agreements, and resultant military interdepartmental purchase requests (MIPRs), contracts, etc.;

(5)  Provides technical advice and guidance to DS program offices in recommending the best procurement/contracting approach;

(6)  Manages DS active contracts, including delivery-order preparation requests; and

(7)  Provides U.S. Government purchase card administration and oversight.

1 FAM 263.1-3  Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

a. The Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD) is responsible for:

(1)  Developing, clearing, and coordinating policy, including:

(a)  Coordinating DS changes to the FAM, including clearance, and final approval of Volume 12, Diplomatic Security, and its accompanying FAHs;

(b)  Providing assistance in policy development to DS program offices and senior managers;

(c)  Facilitating inter- and intra-agency committees, councils, and working groups; and

(d)  Functioning as the primary liaison with other agencies, regulatory bodies, and organizations, particularly in developing the FAMs/FAHs and responding to queries and report recommendations;

(2)  Developing, maintaining, and evaluating strategic plans and performance measurement systems:

(a)  Developing and managing the DS operational and strategic planning, program management, and performance measurement programs to integrate policy initiatives, organizational goals, and post and program requirements with resource availability;

(b)  Developing and maintaining the DS Diplomatic Security Planning Structure (DSPS) that captures narrative and performance information for all programs in DS;

(c)  Preparing the DS annual performance plans and working with the Office of Strategic and Performance Planning to incorporate portions into Department-wide plans and preparing performance reports for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress; and

(d)  Coordinating vulnerability assessments and internal control reviews; evaluating proposed DS corrective actions to ensure they represent an effective and cost-beneficial approach for resolving identified weaknesses or vulnerabilities; and tracking and monitoring the implementation of all corrective actions;

(3)  Responding to legislative and interagency issues; and

(4)  Developing all memoranda of understanding/agreement (MOUs/MOAs) in conjunction with DS program managers and other Department offices and Federal, state, and local government agencies, and maintaining the centralized DS MOUs/MOAs repository.

b. DS/MGT/PPD coordinates diplomatic security and countermeasures policy issues with all elements of the Department and other foreign affairs agencies.

c.  DS/MGT/PPD serves as the Executive Secretariat for the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) and Special Protective Equipment Review Board (SPERB) and coordinates all activities of the Boards, the various working group standards development activities, and assists in the resolution of difficult issues between agencies.  DS/MGT/PPD develops and issues security standards in coordination with the Department and the interagency OSPB.

d. DS/MGT/PPD oversees DS’ compliance with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit, review, and inspection recommendations, and Accountability Review Board (ARB) recommendations.

e. DS/MGT/PPD serves as the Bureau Evaluation Officer and manages evaluation and monitoring for the Bureau.

1 FAM 263.1-4  Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Division (DS/MGT/FOIA-PA)

(CT:ORG-366;   05-07-2014)

The Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Division (DS/MGT/FOIA-PA):

(1)  Responds to all inquiries assigned to DS under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), and applicable Executive Orders (E.O.s) for records or information DS originates.  DS/MGT/FOIA-PA responds on behalf of the Bureau to special requests for document production and justifies release or denial decisions in the amendment, appeal, and/or litigation processes;

(2)  Provides policy guidelines to Bureau components on information management as mandated by the Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and applicable executive branch directives;

(3)  Serves as DS’ primary point of contact for customers in matters pertaining to security records life-cycle management, public, and need-to-know access to security information, classification management and declassification, privacy, and research of official security records; and

(4)  Coordinates, as appropriate, with the Office of Information Programs and Services (A/GIS/IPS) and the Office of the Legal Adviser for Management (L/M), which has Department-wide responsibilities for Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act matters.

1 FAM 263.2  Office of the Chief Financial Officer (DS/EX/CFO)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (DS/EX/CFO):

(1)  Directs all aspects of DS financial resources;

(2)  Acts as the primary liaison between DS and the Department's financial bureaus, including the Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services (CGFS) and the Bureau of Budget and Planning (BP);

(3)  Participates in the program planning process to facilitate estimation of future resource needs commensurate with policy goals and objectives;

(4)  Develops and implements strategies for effective and persuasive presentation of budget requests for increased funding, as part of the Department’s budget submission to OMB, and the President’s Budget to Congress;

(5)  Coordinates with and advises DS program managers and senior officials on all budget and financial matters;

(6)  Provides direct supervision to all embedded program Resource Mangers;

(7)  Prepares the annual financial plan for all DS operating accounts;

(8)  Requests and justifies additional resources for any unforeseen emergent unfunded requirements within the Diplomatic and Consular Program (D&CP) appropriation, as part of the Department’s annual financial planning and quarterly review process, or emergency supplemental request to Congress;

(9)  Monitors the execution of approved financial plans and recommends the reprogramming of resource allocations to DS’ Resource Board throughout the fiscal year;

(10) Oversees the transfer of appropriated funds and reimbursements and helps develop and negotiate agreements with other bureaus and other U.S. Government agencies;

(11) Certifies funding availability for all DS obligations (i.e., travel authorizations, procurement actions, etc.) and provides fiscal data for obligating documents;

(12) Maintains appropriate management and internal control systems to safeguard all financial resources are against waste, fraud, unauthorized use, or misappropriation; ensures that obligations incurred comply with applicable laws and regulations, and that revenues and expenditures are promptly recorded and accounted for, in accordance with Departmental procedures; and

(13) Proactively identifies program areas where potential for waste, fraud, unauthorized use, or misappropriation of financial resources exists, and pursues systematic resolution.

1 FAM 263.2-1  Financial Execution Division (DS/CFO/FE)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Financial Execution Division (DS/CFO/FE):

(1)  Ensures that obligations incurred comply with applicable laws and regulations, and that revenue and expenditures are promptly recorded and accounted for, in accordance with Departmental procedures;

(2)  Executes the DS budget that Congress approves:

(a)  Allotting funds to Foreign Service posts abroad;

(b)  Certifying funds available for all domestic obligations; and

(c)  Monitoring the status of worldwide allotments, obligations, and expenditures;

(3)  Creates and maintains auditable files for all valid obligations;

(4)  Serves as the primary liaison between DS and the Global Financial Operations Directorate (CGFS/F), Global Financial Management Systems Directorate (CGFS/GFMS), Financial Policy, Reporting and Analysis Directorate (CGFS/FPRA), and the Bureau of Budget and Planning (BP) concerning budget execution matters;

(5)  Provides support on all matters relating to DS’ financial management system, including reviewing financial management system changes and enhancements to ensure that proper management and accounting controls are maintained;

(6)  Performs reconciliation of financial data between the Department’s Global Financial Management Systems (GFMS) and DS’ financial management system;

(7)  Audits domestic financial activity for compliance with DS policy and applicable laws and regulations;

(8)  Identifies, verifies, and reports Anti-Deficiency Act violations and institutes corrective action when feasible;

(9)  Ensures accuracy, quality, and timeliness of the financial data by tracking and preparing financial management information reports on the status of funds by:

(a)  Appropriation;

(b)  Allotment;

(c)  Obligation;

(d)  Sub-objective; and

(e)  Performance goal;

(10) Oversees the interface of the DS accounting system and other Departmental systems;

(11) Maintains the domestic representational account for the Assistant Secretary, reimbursing senior management as Department guidelines require, for approved representational expenses.  DS/CFO/FE reconciles the representational checking account to bank statements and keeps accountable records for all disbursements;

(12) Monitors and verifies fiscal information for all purchase card accounts;

(13) Ensures appropriate separation of duties in accordance with regulations and accounting standard operating practices, reviews and revises internal control processes, and streamlines financial management processes;

(14) Oversees the transfer of appropriated funds and reimbursements, and helps to develop and negotiate agreements with other bureaus and other U.S. Government agencies; and

(15) Provides data documentation and other support regarding reimbursable earnings to accommodate accounts receivable, to ensure collection of earned income.

1 FAM 263.2-2  Financial Planning Division (DS/CFO/FP)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

The Financial Planning Division (DS/CFO/FP):

(1)  Safeguards all funds from misappropriation, waste, loss, and unauthorized use in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;

(2)  Plans, develops, presents, justifies, and defends all DS funding requests to the Department, OMB, and Congress;

(3)  Coordinates closely with DS/MGT/PPD to integrate DS’ planning, budgeting, and performance evaluation process;

(4)  Serves as the primary liaison between DS and BP, the Office of Federal Assistance Financial Management (CGFS/FPRA/FAFM), and International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (CGFS/ICASS), about budget formulation matters;

(5)  Develops long-range and integrated financial planning strategies across appropriations that reflect interagency and Department coordination within the context of DS’ overall planning and budgeting functions;

(6)  Provides financial estimates as part of the Bureau Strategic Resource Plan (BSRP) process by program performance goals and objectives, object class, program and organization;

(7)  Prepares documents for inclusion into briefing packages (e.g., questions and answers (Q&As) on budget issues, funding matrixes, history of funding requests and approvals, etc.) for the participation of DS senior officials in the critical events (e.g., annual Bureau performance plan senior review, Congressional testimony, etc.);

(8)  Analyzes and evaluates the impact of authorization and appropriation legislation on DS resources and allocations;

(9)  Organizes and develops the annual financial plan and analyzes financial plan requests DS offices submit; DS/CFO/FP defends requests DS submitted to the Department for additional funding;

(10) Monitors the execution of approved financial plan and recommends the reprogramming of resources to DS’ senior management.  DS/CFO/FP submits and defends unfunded requirements to BP during the quarterly review process;

(11) Conducts monthly DS senior management meetings compiling unfunded requests throughout DS, creating briefing folders for senior managers with agenda and relevant materials for the meeting;

(12) Allocates DS resources consistent with Department and DS policies, objectives, and applicable laws and regulations;

(13) Ensures efficient and effective use of DS resources and analyzes and evaluates their use in accomplishing DS program objectives;

(14) Analyzes funding requirements and expenditure trends in relation to Bureau and office functions;

(15) Seeks ways to improve the overall financial management of DS resources, to ensure optimal resource management and use through special studies on resource issues addressing strategic planning, resource utilization, and operating requirements;

(16) Coordinates the Bureau’s ICASS initial and mid-year budget submissions for the DS Local Guard Program worldwide, identifying and justifying additional funding requirements for each;

(17) Participates in and defends DS’ ICASS budget for the Local Guard Program in ICASS working group meetings and hearings;

(18) Performs management analyses of ICASS cost data on a macro and post level to derive more efficient and cost-effective management and delivery of local guard services; and

(19) Reviews foreign exchange rate allotment adjustments for accuracy and analyzes and estimates the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on DS operations abroad.

1 FAM 263.3  Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DS/EX/CTO)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (DS/EX/CTO):

(1)  Directs all aspects of the DS information technology (IT) program;

(2)  Coordinates with and advises DS management on implementing programs to facilitate the application of information systems, knowledge management, and technology resources to achieve strategic Bureau missions;

(3)  Implements the IT priorities and program objectives of the Assistant Secretary of DS, using principles of efficient and cost-effective management and internal controls;

(4)  Defines and maintains the DS Enterprise Architecture compliant with the Federal and Department Enterprise Architectures;

(5)  Acts as the primary liaison with the Bureau of Information Resource Management for the effective and efficient implementation of the DS IT program;

(6)  Approves all DS IT procurements to ensure compliance with Department and Bureau IT policies;

(7)  Provides DS ISSO services and ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of DS systems;

(8)  Provides IT consultation services to DS offices on IT governance and Federal and Department IT policies; and

(9)  Provides consolidated information management systems support services to DS.

1 FAM 263.3-1  Enterprise Production Services Division (DS/CTO/EPS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Enterprise Production Services Division (DS/CTO/EPS):

(1)  Manages the production lifecycle and performance health of all DS approved IT Services and Systems;

(2)  Provides coordination guidance on deployment and integration of solutions being transitioned to production;

(3)  Ensures that all new and revised services are fit for service and remain in a fit for service state throughout their lifecycle;

(4)  Oversees the day-to-day operations of DS IT products and services while ensuring sufficient government control and oversight of personnel performing tasks within each assigned effort;

(5)  Operates a 24/7 Service Center, overseeing incident, problem, and event management;

(6)  Manages the operational end-to-end support for Bureau program interchanges involving compartmentalized information requirements and provides 24/7 operational IT support for the DS Command Center and High Threat Post operations;

(7)  Provides Tier II and Application owner support for all enterprise level software application services ensuring continued performance improvements and production adherence to approved program requirements;

(8)  Manages compliance to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements; and

(9)  Provides operational management liaison support for law enforcement systems used in support of the DS mission.

1 FAM 263.3-2  Systems Solutions Division (DS/CTO/SS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Systems Solutions Division (DS/CTO/SS):

(1)  Centralizes all functions and resources related to the execution of IT projects for DS while ensuring sufficient government control and oversight of personnel performing tasks within each assigned effort;

(2)  Ensures that timely and effective IT solutions are delivered to DS business units consistent with their current strategy plan and business needs;

(3)  Defines and maintains standard solution architectures focused on component reuse, systems security and data integration;

(4)  Manages the integration of new products and services for DS and designs, develops, and deploys current and advanced technologies to meet the Bureau’s IT needs; and

(5)  Ensures that IT system solutions are compliant with all Federal and Departmental IT policies and current enterprise technologies.

1 FAM 263.3-3  Integrated Systems Division (DS/CTO/IS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Integrated Systems Division (DS/CTO/IS):

(1)  Centralizes all functions and resources related to the execution of IT infrastructure projects for DS while ensuring sufficient government control and oversight of personnel performing tasks within each assigned effort;

(2)  Provides full life-cycle management of IT solution design, development, deployment, and implementation, including network and IT systems engineering;

(3)  Acts as a centralized point for the IT portion of facility planning by providing liaison support and coordination with external infrastructure and logistics providers;

(4)  Identifies solutions for DS Agents and offices to meet current and future law enforcement and other DS mission requirements by collaborating with DS representatives and providing a forum for expressing their needs on a business and technical level;

(5)  Performs liaison with the Bureau of Information Resource Management and other entities to coordinate successful completion of projects and their transition to operations;

(6)  Provides enterprise engineering and content management support to automate DS’ ability to organize and share information; and

(7)  Provides regional technical support to domestic DS offices, including:

a.   Assists all DS/CTO components in executing upgrades and surveys, and provides feedback and recommendations to the same about local IT changes on the ground;

b.   Resolves local IT issues on DS networks and systems; and

c.    Assists with facility relocation and physical alterations to existing offices.

1 FAM 263.4  Human Resources Management (DS/EX/HRM)

(CT:ORG-367;   06-30-2015)

Human Resources Management (DS/EX/HRM):

(1)  Advises and makes recommendations to DS senior management, and the Executive Director (DS/EX) and Deputy Executive Director concerning all aspects of the Bureau’s human resource management policies and programs; develops programs and implements the Bureau’s human resource management policies and procedures;

(2)  Provides a full range of human resource management services to DS, e.g., recruitment and staffing, classification, compensation, training and development, employee relations, performance management, and employee benefits and services;

(3)  Provides workforce analysis, organizational planning and position management services worldwide, to DS management on the domestic DS workforce, and the workforce abroad identified as special agents, security engineering officers, security technical specialists, and diplomatic couriers;

(4)  Administers programs for the recruitment and examination of candidates for security-related Foreign Service positions, personal services contractors, and law enforcement availability pay (LEAP);

(5)  Makes decisions concerning Civil Service staffing and classification and recommends action to the DS/EX regarding employee relations cases from entry level through the GS-15 level, through Delegation of Personnel Authority from the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DGHR);

(6)  Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of DS’ Human Resource Management Program; and

(7)  Acts as consultant to both management and employees about any issue concerning human resource management, policies, programs, or procedures.

1 FAM 264  Strategic Advisory Unit

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)

The Strategic Advisory Unit:

(1)  Provides advice to, and performs ad hoc analysis for, the Assistant Secretary and Director of Diplomatic Security to address the long-range security environment the Department faces, and its organizational implications for the Department, DS, and the Bureau's constituent stakeholders;

(2)  Ensures that DS planning strategies are consistent internally, externally with relevant agencies, with Department and U.S. national and foreign affairs objectives and policies, and are valuable to the Bureau and the Department; and

(3)  Ensures that DS strategic plans explicitly and consistently evaluate the risk associated with evolving and anticipated environments, foster identifiable responsibility and authority, and incorporate the Assistant Secretary's guidance as inputs to the Department's formal strategic planning process.

1 FAM 265  THROUGH 269 UNASSIGNED


1 FAM EXHIBIT 261.2  
BUREAU OF DIPLOMATIC SECURITY (DS)

(CT:ORG-476;   09-12-2018)