The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) protects information and information technology crucial to the State Department’s role in maintaining a diplomatic presence and conducting foreign policy around the world.


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DSS safeguards the State Department’s information and information technology (IT) assets at more than 270 locations around the world. This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising of networks and mobile devices.

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Diplomatic Couriers

Diplomatic couriers travel worldwide to ensure the safe and secure transfer of diplomatic pouches containing classified and sensitive materials.

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Security Clearances

DSS conducts personnel security background investigations for the State Department and other federal agencies.

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