Notice to the Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s (OSAC) 30th Annual Briefing, in the Dean Acheson auditorium of the Department of State.
More than 1,300 public and private security professionals from U.S.-based businesses, academia, faith-based institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the federal government are expected to gather for this year’s two-day conference. This year’s theme is “30 Years of Leadership and Security Cooperation.”
The Honorable John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak immediately before Secretary Kerry.
During the briefing on November 18, there will also be two panel discussions focusing on significant events and issues:
- “U.S. Hostage Policy Update”
Bill Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, and Dan Schlehr, Vice President, Global Security Services, Raytheon Company – OSAC’s public and private sector co-chairs respectively – will deliver opening remarks.
OSAC is a public-private partnership that facilitates the two-way exchange of security information between the U.S. government and nearly 4,000 U.S. private sector organizations operating abroad. OSAC is administered by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.