Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Global Security News and Reports

by Kelly Klatt

Are you preparing to travel overseas ?  Are executives within your organization preparing to travel or are they seeking new business in some of the world’s more “interesting” locations ?  For the latest news and foreign country reports go to the Overseas Security Advisory Council .

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a Federal Advisory Committee with a U.S. Government Charter to promote security cooperation between American business and private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. OSAC currently encompasses the 34-member core Council, an Executive Office, over 100 Country Councils, and more than 3,500 constituent member organizations and 372 associates.

The increase in terrorism over the last 25 years and the continuing threat against U.S. interests overseas has forced many American companies to seek advice and assistance from the U.S. Government, particularly the State Department. In 1985, a handful of chief executive officers from prominent American companies met with then Secretary of State George P. Shultz to promote cooperation between the American private sector worldwide and the U.S. Government on security issues. The subsequent establishment of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) has developed into an enormously successful joint venture. Today over 3,500 U.S. companies, educational institutions, religious and non-governmental organizations are constituents of OSAC.

The Council provides a forum for best practices and provides the tools needed to cope with today’s ever-changing challenges and security-related issues abroad.

Review the latest information at the Overseas Security Advisory Council

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