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;
- Protective support services;
- Physical security policy and guidance;
- Safe use of radiation sources in USDA; and
- All homeland security-related planning and preparedness activities for the USDA.