WASHINGTON, DC — SDV INTERNATIONAL continues its participation in the Annual Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Conference. This year’s event is being held at the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC with online collaboration around the globe.
The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. SDV’s President, Jason Roys, proudly supports OSAC as a dedicated constituent.
This year’s conference includes a robust agenda of speakers and panels will open the Annual Briefing, including a keynote address by the Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, and Kevin Mandia, CEO of FireEye, introducing a panel on the convergence of digital and physical threats.
The OSAC "Council" is comprised of 34 private and public sector member organizations that represent specific industries or agencies operating abroad. The member organizations designate representatives to serve on the Overseas Security Advisory Council to provide direction and guidance to develop programs that most benefit the U.S. private sector overseas.
The Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) implemented the following recommendations from OSAC: to create the OSAC website, to create a Country Council Program, and to develop a Research and Information Support Center (RISC). A primary goal of OSAC is to develop an effective security communication network, consequently, OSAC invited all U.S. businesses, academia, faith-based groups, and non-governmental organizations to become constituents.