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The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Meeting of the Industry Advisory Group on April 8, 2014

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 6, 2014


The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Industry Advisory Group (IAG) will meet on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW (entrance on 23rd Street), Washington, DC.

This committee serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity concerning industry and academia's latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to OBO's mission to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

The majority of the meeting will be devoted to an exchange of ideas between the Department’s senior management and IAG representatives, with reasonable time provided for members of the public to provide comment.

Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. To register for this meeting, please send an email to by Friday, March 28, with the following information: first and last name, company/firm name, date of birth, country of citizenship, and the number and issuing country/state associated with a valid government-issued ID (i.e., U.S. Government ID, U.S. military ID, passport, or driver’s license). Requests for reasonable accommodation should also be sent to the same e-mail address by March 28. The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Requests made after that date will be considered, but may not be able to be fulfilled.

Personal data is requested pursuant to Pub.L. 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Pub.L. 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at for additional information.

For further information, please contact Angelina Rotella at or at (703) 875-6763.

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