Overseas Security Advisory Council’s 34th Annual Briefing

Expanding Your Knowledge and Your Network


Office of the Spokesperson

On November 20, 2019, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) will host more than 1,500 private sector security professionals at the 34th Annual Briefing at the Harry S Truman building in Washington, D.C. This conference is the pinnacle event of OSAC, the U.S. Department of State’s largest public-private partnership, which shares information on overseas security issues among the Department of State and more than 4,700 U.S. business, academic, and non-profit organizations with overseas interests.


Keynote remarks from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will be open to credentialed members of the press from 9:40 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20.


Media who plan to attend the open press portion of the event must RSVP by Tuesday, November 19, to DSS press team at ds-press@state.gov.


Media representatives may participate in the event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).


About OSAC: The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is the Department of State’s largest public-private partnership forming a network for information sharing between the Department of State and U.S. private sector organizations with overseas interests. OSAC provides the private sector with access to information from the Department of State security and operations personnel in every corner of the world. OSAC members may join 13 different regional and sector-specific working groups. In addition, OSAC supports more than 140 country councils focused on country-specific issues. OSAC’s analysts in Washington produce and share timely and in-depth insights into regional and industry-specific security issues.