PMD - Physical Security
  Office of Security Services, Physical Security Division
 
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Under the Office of Security Services (OSS), the Physical Security Staff is responsible for the protection of all USDA assets outside the National Capital Region. Our mission includes the:
  • Ongoing conduct of site security assessments and compliance reviews
  • Assistance in the design of new construction and renovation security projects
  • Prioritization of security countermeasure requirements
    Design and implementation of security command centers for special events
  • Development and promulgation of physical security policy and procedures
  • Design and maintenance of the USDA security awareness training program
  • Oversight of a centralized USDA GeoSIS (Geographic Security Information System)


The Physical Security Office uses many different approaches in ensuring a secure environment for USDA facilities. Our on-going projects include:

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