Federal Facility Security
On October 19, 1995, six months after the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, President Clinton issued Executive Order (EO) 12977, creating the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities. On November 27, 2023, President Biden signed EO 14111, which supersedes EO 12977, to reinforce the importance of federal facility security in the face of both persistent and emerging threats.
In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was made the home of the ISC upon its transfer from the General Services Administration (GSA) in accordance with Executive Order 13286. In August 2007, the Secretary of Homeland Security delegated the ISC Chair to the DHS Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. As of 2019, this position is the Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) collaboratively establishes policies, monitors compliance, and enhances the security and protection of Federal Facilities.
This seminar series will walk the FSC member, or supporting representative, through FSC procedures and responsibilities as well as provide the tools and resources needed to have an effective and compliant FSC.
The Interagency Security Committee's (ISC) mandate is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security in and the protection of buildings and nonmilitary Federal facilities in the United States. All nonmilitary Executive Branch Federal facilities in the United States will implement ISC Standards regardless of if the facility:
is Government-owned, led, or managed.
will be constructed or modernized.
will be purchased
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) builds individual and organizational capability to successfully implement ISC policies, standards, and recommendations through in-person and virtual training offerings. This is achieved through the delivery of the ISC’s award winning, and International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) certified ISC Risk Management Process (RMP) and Facility Security Committee (FSC) training program.
Additional Information on the ISC
Membership in the ISC consists of senior level executives from 66 federal departments and agencies.
Influences departments and agencies to follow ISC policies and standards through compliance reporting, assistance, and verification.
The ISC, which addresses security for all federal facilities, has a variety of online and interactive training courses.
Serve as a resource to address ISC-related questions and concerns. They provide stakeholders at regional or field offices a variety of advisory services including outreach, training, and support for implementing compliance programs.
Designed to promote and share expertise and guidance on ISC policies, standards, and recommendations for federal facility infrastructure security and resilience.
Keep up with ISC news and updates through the annual reports, newsletter, and current event announcements.