President Biden signed Executive Order 14111 to reinforce the importance of, and strengthen, the security of Executive Branch federal facilities in the face of both persistent and emerging threats.
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created through by Executive Order (EO) 12977. EO 12977 was signed October 19, 1995, following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, to establish the ISC and to enhance the security and protection of federal facilities.
While we accomplished significant progress over the past twenty-eight years, the increase of ideologically motivated, violent extremists targeting government facilities has solidified the crucial function the ISC performs in establishing policies, monitoring compliance, and enhancing the security and protection of federal facilities.
Executive Order 14111 reaffirms and strengthens the government’s commitment to protecting all federal facilities.
“The updated EO is a testament to the administration’s priority to keep federal facility security a national priority. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), as Chair of the ISC, is committed to implementing, and upholding, the requirements defined within EO 14111 to advance the Administration’s priority and safeguard federal facilities throughout the nation,” said CISA’s Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, Dr. David Mussington.