McLean, VA — October 7, 2015 – DGC International joins the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) in Afghanistan. The OSAC was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.
OSAC promotes effective cooperation by working to assist the US private sector to better anticipate security issues and to provide timely and actionable security information. Private sector member organizations are selected from OSAC’s constituency and normally serve for two to six-year terms. Representatives of the member organizations meet quarterly and participate in sub-committees tasked with specific projects, such as the protection of business information and mitigating the effects from transnational crime.
Country Councils replicate the OSAC public/private partnership at 143 overseas locations bringing together the American Embassy or Consulate with the private sector regional manager to share information about security issues of mutual concern in the region. These councils encourage managers of U.S. organizations to organize themselves to cope with security-related problems by pooling their resources.
“We look forward to supporting the Overseas Security Advisory Council,” notes Ayman Bekdash, Vice President, Government Service Division. “Cooperation and commitment to address security issues will require significant cross-collaboration of private, public and non-governmental stakeholders and individuals. DGC International is ready to contribute to this significant responsibility.”