Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
November 13, 2017
More than 1,500 public and private security professionals from U.S. businesses, academia, faith-based institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the federal government will gather at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on November 15-16, 2017, for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 32nd Annual Briefing.
Media are invited to attend the opening session November 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This portion will also be streamed live at www.state.gov/osac2017.
A keynote address will be delivered by Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency. Michael T. Evanoff, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Department of State will provide opening remarks.
The opening session will also include the following additional speakers:
Christian J. Schurman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Michelle Bernier-Toth, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Thomas G. Scanlon, OSAC Executive Director
Dan Schlehr, Vice President of Global Security Services, Raytheon Company
If you would like to attend the open press portion of this event, please RSVP to DS-Press@state.gov by November 14, 2017.
Subject matter experts will be available for interviews. Please send requests to DS-Press@state.gov.
Pre Set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m.
Final Access time for writers and still photographers: 8:00 a.m.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).
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For additional information or interview requests, please contact Aaron Testa at TestaAM@state.gov or (571) 345-2504.