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 12977, creating the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.
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).
Interagency Security Committee (ISC)
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) collaboratively establishes policies, monitors compliance, and enhances the security and protection of Federal Facilities.
Risk Management Process & Facility Security Committee, In-Person Training
April 11, 2023, in Covington, KY.
This training provides an understanding of the ISC, the ISC Risk Management Process Standard (RMP Standard) and the roles and responsibilities of Facility Security Committees (FSC).
Making a Business Case for Security: An ISC Best Practice Webinar
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
Discover how to improve your ability to successfully deliver security recommendations to the C-Suite by creating a strong business case for security.
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
ISC Standard: Items Prohibited in Federal Facilities
ISC Planning and Response to an Active Shooter Guide
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.
In-Person Training: Risk Management Process & Facility Security Committee (Covington, KY)
In-Person Training: Risk Management Process & Facility Security Committee (Duluth, MN)
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.
ISC Regional Advisors
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.
News & Updates
Keep up with ISC news and updates through the annual reports, newsletter, and current event announcements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Interagency Security Committee (ISC).
General Questions: ISC.DHS.GOV@hq.dhs.gov
FOUO Publication Access Request: ISCAccess@hq.dhs.gov