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Office of Homeland Security &
Emergency Coordination
United States Department of Agriculture
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Welcome to OHSEC

OHSEC provides Departmental leadership to the USDA on government-wide initiatives in areas such as:

  • Situational awareness, crisis coordination, and emergency communications;
  • The safeguarding of classified national security information within USDA, managing security clearances, and determining "Suitability for Employment" for USDA employees encumbering public trust positions;
  • Physical security policy and guidance;
  • Safe use of radiation sources in USDA; and
  • All homeland security-related planning and preparedness activities for the USDA.
INFOSEC - Information Security Information