Diplomatic Security Service

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DSS Special Security Operations document control branch (DCB) protects some of the U.S. Department of State and intellig...
06/02/2020
Keeping sensitive products secure during pandemic - State Magazine

DSS Special Security Operations document control branch (DCB) protects some of the U.S. Department of State and intelligence community’s most sensitive information, hand-delivering approximately 2,500 classified and sensitive documents weekly.

In many cases, DCB employees remain with the documents until they are read by the recipient, then return them to a secure location. DCB continued its essential mission through the #COVID19 pandemic. Read more in this month’s State Magazine http://ow.ly/1bXH50zVXAR.

The Diplomatic Security Service’s Special Security Operations Document Control Branch (DCB) protects some of the Department of State’s most sensitive information. Given its essential mission, DCB has continued operating through the COVID-19 pandemic. Located in the Harry S. Truman Building in Wa...

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor
06/02/2020

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor

Happy #Pride2020! This month we celebrate the #LGBTI community and affirm that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity. We condemn violence, detention, and killing of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. #HumanRights are universal.

Now more than ever, kids are using the internet for distance learning and entertainment. Stay engaged with children's on...
06/01/2020

Now more than ever, kids are using the internet for distance learning and entertainment. Stay engaged with children's online habits and teach them how to #BeCyberSmart. Visit http://ow.ly/CY4p50zVFpj for more. #DSSSecures #malwaremonday #DSSProtects #cyber

To honor their fellow American service members who lost their lives in service to our nation, U.S. Marine Corps Marine S...
06/01/2020

To honor their fellow American service members who lost their lives in service to our nation, U.S. Marine Corps Marine Security Guards from U.S. Embassy Luxembourg participated in a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at the Luxembourg American Ceremony on May 23, 2020.

See more photos from the event here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/statedeptdss/albums/72157714501289596

with American Battle Monuments Commission

U.S. Department of State
05/29/2020

U.S. Department of State

Spokesperson Ortagus: On the annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we recognize the service of the men and women serving in United Nations Peacekeeping missions. We especially honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of peacekeeping over the last 72 years. #PKDay

On April 29, 2020, Policia e Shtetit arrested a suspect in Tirana, Albania suspected of belonging to an ISIS cell in Ger...
05/29/2020
ATA-trained Albanian State Police Arrest Suspected ISIS Terrorist Wanted in Germany - United States Department of State

On April 29, 2020, Policia e Shtetit arrested a suspect in Tirana, Albania suspected of belonging to an ISIS cell in Germany. The unit responsible for the arrest was trained and equipped through the U.S. Department of State Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Program. Learn more about ATA and this arrest at http://ow.ly/ftf350zRMNH

Albanian State Police (ASP), trained and equipped by the Department’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program, have arrested a suspected terrorist whom German authorities accuse of belonging to an ISIS cell in Germany. Officers with the ASP Counterterrorism Directorate detained 24-year-old Komron Z...

Did you know DSS has approximately 40,000 professionals in more than 170 nations?  DSS has grown exponentially over the ...
05/27/2020

Did you know DSS has approximately 40,000 professionals in more than 170 nations?

DSS has grown exponentially over the years, from a handful of special agents during World War I to a global force with thousands of professionals securing U.S. interests all over the world.

DSS is present in more than 270 U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and 29 field and resident offices in cities across the United States.

#DiplomacyThruSecurity #diplomatic #overseas #globalforce

U.S. Department of State
05/25/2020

U.S. Department of State

On #MemorialDay, we honor all service members who sacrificed their lives to defend our nation. All those in uniform gave some, but some gave all. https://go.usa.gov/xw32h

Members of Basic Special Agent Class (BSAC) 145 conduct dignitary protection training in Washington, D.C. in late winter...
05/22/2020

Members of Basic Special Agent Class (BSAC) 145 conduct dignitary protection training in Washington, D.C. in late winter. BSAC is an eight month training program spanning multiple training facilities including the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C., the FLETC Headquarters in Glynco, Ga. and the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Blackstone, Va. See more at http://ow.ly/NcxR50zNKMO

U.S. Embassy Nairobi delivered 40,000 protective masks to the Kenyan Border Police. The masks were funded through the U....
05/22/2020

U.S. Embassy Nairobi delivered 40,000 protective masks to the Kenyan Border Police. The masks were funded through the U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance program, which provides training & equipment grants to the Border Police and other Kenyan law enforcement orgs. #COVID19

United States donated 40,000 facemasks to the Border Police Unit (BPU) to help maintain a healthy and effective force during the COVID-19 pandemic. The size of the donation, made possible through funding by the Department of State’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, equips the BPU to protect all of their personnel with facemasks as they secure Kenya’s borders, and will enable officers to distribute facemasks to Kenyans they meet on their patrols who do not have one. https://ke.usembassy.gov/united-states-donates-facemasks-to-the-kenyan-border-police-unit/

How does U.S. Department of State transport official correspondence, documents, and other items? DSS Diplomatic Courier ...
05/21/2020

How does U.S. Department of State transport official correspondence, documents, and other items? DSS Diplomatic Courier Service uses diplomatic pouches to transport these items intended for official use. Go to http://ow.ly/QZgV50zMK6w to learn more. #DSSSecures

Amid the #COVID19 crisis, DSS Security Engineering Officers and Security Technical Specialists and U.S. Navy Seabees con...
05/20/2020

Amid the #COVID19 crisis, DSS Security Engineering Officers and Security Technical Specialists and U.S. Navy Seabees continue to design and maintain physical, mechanical, and electronic security measures at U.S. Department of State embassies and consulates, like U.S. Embassy Pakistan, U.S. Consulate General Karachi, US Consulate General Lahore, and U.S. Consulate General Peshawar.

#DSSSecures #FriendsPartnersAllies

Yesterday, operation “Crystal Eagle” was executed in six different cities across Albania. It led to 22 arrests.The opera...
05/19/2020

Yesterday, operation “Crystal Eagle” was executed in six different cities across Albania. It led to 22 arrests.

The operation -- a record for Albania -- located and arrested all targeted individuals within 17 minutes. It was a complete success thanks to the support of dedicated Albanian State Police officers, specifically those from the “DSS-ASP Joint Shield Special Unit” -- a police unit dedicated to work joint U.S.-Albanian criminal cases.

DSS agents from the U.S. Embassy lead the operational efforts of nearly 300 police officers to target a counterfeit documents lab. During the operation, officers confiscated automatic weapons, drugs, fake documents, computers, vehicles, and money.

Most of the 22 arrested are facing six to 14 years in jail. This is the successful ending of an investigation that began in 2018. DSS thanks our partners in the Albanian State Police leadership for their assistance!

🇦🇱 | Dje, operacioni “Crystal Eagle” (Shqiponja e Kristaltë) u ekzekutua në 6 qytete të ndryshme në të gjithë Shqipërinë dhe çoi në 22 arrestime. Operacioni, një rekord për Shqipërinë, zbuloi dhe arrestoi të gjithë personat e shënjestruar brenda 17 minutave. "Crystal Eagle" ishte një sukses i plotë falë mbështetjes së oficerëve të përkushtuar të Policisë së Shtetit Shqiptar, sidomos atyre të "Njësisë Speciale të Policisë së Shtetit Shqiptar dhe Shërbimit Diplomatik të Sigurisë “Mburoja e Përbashkët”, një njësi policore kushtuar punës së çështjeve të përbashkëta penale mids SHBA-së dhe Shqipërisë. Agjentët e Shërbimit Diplomatik të Sigurisë nga Ambasada e ShBA udhëhoqën përpjekjet operacionale të afro 300 oficerëve të policisë për të shënjestruar një laborator falsifikimi dokumentesh. Gjatë operacionit u konfiskuan armë automatike, drogë, dokumente të falsifikuara, kompjutera, automjete dhe para. Shumica e 22 të arrestuarve mund të përballen me 6 deri në 14 vjet burg. Ky është përfundimi i suksesshëm i një hetimi që filloi në vitin 2018 dhe Ambasada e ShBA falënderon partnerët tanë në udhëheqjen e Policia e Shtetit Shqiptar për ndihmën e tyre!

🇺🇸 | Yesterday, operation “Crystal Eagle” was executed in 6 different cities across Albania and led to 22 arrests. The operation, a record for Albania, located and arrested all targeted individuals within 17 minutes. Crystal Eagle, was a complete success thanks to the support of dedicated Albanian State Police officers, specifically those from the “DSS-ASP Joint Shield Special Unit”, a police unit dedicated to work joint U.S.-Albanian criminal cases. Diplomatic Security agents from the U.S. Embassy lead operational efforts of nearly 300 police officers to target a counterfeit documents lab. Automatic weapons, drugs, fake documents, computers, vehicles, and money were confiscated during the operation. Most of the 22 arrested are facing 6 to 14 years in jail. This is the successful ending of an investigation that began in 2018 and the U.S. Embassy thanks our partners in the Albanian State Police leadership for their assistance!

DSS has been working alongside our colleagues to bring Americans home. Check out the new National Museum of American Dip...
05/19/2020
U.S. Department of State

DSS has been working alongside our colleagues to bring Americans home. Check out the new National Museum of American Diplomacy's online exhibit highlighting the repatriation effort over the past several months. #AmericaWorksTogether

U.S. Department of State - Careers
05/18/2020

U.S. Department of State - Careers

Serving as a #SecurityEngineering Officer in the #ForeignService means rotating to different U.S. Embassies abroad throughout your career. Learn more about this unique opportunity straight from the source: http://ow.ly/W9Pk50zbgcy Apply by 5/26: http://go.usa.gov/xQ429 State Dept GTM

Beware of any unexpected calls, emails, or texts from individuals claiming to be with government agencies or tech suppor...
05/18/2020

Beware of any unexpected calls, emails, or texts from individuals claiming to be with government agencies or tech support. An increasing number of scams spoof legitimate sources to gather sensitive information from victims. #CyberAware #COVID19 #DSSProtects #malwaremonday

05/15/2020
National Police Week Virtual 5K

WATCH: The first Virtual #NationalPoliceWeek 5K was held May 9, 2020 to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers. Circumstances may have kept us apart this year, but DSS personnel around the world participated to send a message of unity with the law enforcement community.

With DSSAA: Diplomatic Security Special Agents Association #NPW2020

05/15/2020
DSS Remembers the Fallen

Today we recognize #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay and remember those law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including four of our own fallen DSS special agents: Ronald Lariviere, Edward Seitz, Daniel O'Connor, and Stephen Sullivan. #PoliceWeek2020 #NeverForget

In recognition of PeaceOfficersMemorialDay, a wreath was placed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to hon...
05/15/2020

In recognition of PeaceOfficersMemorialDay, a wreath was placed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to honor the four fallen DSS special agents whose names are inscribed there.

With DSSAA: Diplomatic Security Special Agents Association #NPW2020 #NationalPoliceWeek #DSSRemembers

05/14/2020
DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest

Hear from DSS special agents about their work here!

Though the Live event did not work out, I did record my conversation with Jeanne and Scott. Hear their insights into the work of DSS and the life of a DSS Special Agent here. If you have additional questions, please post them or reach out directly to me. Check out positions with DSS at: https://careers.state.gov/ds/. Thank you to Jeanne, Scott, and Kiddy for partnering with me on this and thank you to Diplomatic Security Service for everything, always!

05/14/2020
DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the Facebook Live discussion has been cancelled. The Diplomat in Residence is taking questions, will respond, and will post a video shortly.

All - Please accept my greatest apologies. Between yesterday and today, the Facebook setting changed and no longer support any of the cameras on any of the computers in my house.... I've been running around logging on to different computers and browsers. I am going to go ahead with the interview and then will post the video shortly. I apologize. Please post your questions here and Kiddy, who is another DS Special Agent, will answer some right away and will flag others for me to pose to Jeanne and Scott.

STARTING SOON! 1PM EDT/10AM PDT -- Join DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest and U.S. Department of State - Careers on ...
05/14/2020

STARTING SOON! 1PM EDT/10AM PDT -- Join DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest and U.S. Department of State - Careers on Facebook Live to learn about a career as a DSS Special Agent.
http://ow.ly/2ooy50zB3JI
#foreignservice #dssprotects #dsssecures #dssinvestigates

U.S. Department of State - Careers
05/14/2020

U.S. Department of State - Careers

Protect U.S. facilities & personnel from technical espionage and acts of crime, by working as a #SecurityEngineering Officer. Learn more and apply by 5/26: http://ow.ly/PjLf50zbeGP State Dept GTM

Reminder: Register for tomorrow's 10am Pacific Time (US & Canada) Facebook Live with DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwe...
05/13/2020

Reminder: Register for tomorrow's 10am Pacific Time (US & Canada) Facebook Live with DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest and U.S. Department of State - Careers to learn about a career as a DSS Special Agent.
http://ow.ly/2ooy50zB3JI
#foreignservice #dssprotects #dsssecures #dssinvestigates

DSS recognizes #InternationalNursesDay! Nurses provide care for others, often at great personal risk. They are always on...
05/12/2020

DSS recognizes #InternationalNursesDay! Nurses provide care for others, often at great personal risk. They are always on the frontlines, especially during pandemics like #COVID19, other health crises, and in conflict settings.

DSS safeguards the U.S. Department of State information and IT assets at more than 275 locations around the world. This ...
05/11/2020
Cyber Threat and Investigations - United States Department of State

DSS safeguards the U.S. Department of State information and IT assets at more than 275 locations around the world. This includes protecting a global #cyber infrastructure of networks, systems, information, and mobile devices. Learn more at http://ow.ly/D5Ii50zB0Ap
#BeCyberSmart #malwaremonday #dssprotects #dsssecures #dssinvestigates

The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Cyber Threat and Investigations office (CTI) confronts cyber threats and crimes involving computers and other electronic technologies affecting the State Department. CTI’s highly skilled staff of special agents and civilian forensic examiners, network analysts...

As the #COVID19 crisis unfolded in the #Wuhan province, DSS was instrumental in helping U.S. Department of State bring A...
05/08/2020

As the #COVID19 crisis unfolded in the #Wuhan province, DSS was instrumental in helping U.S. Department of State bring Americans home.

Read about how their efforts laid the groundwork to evacuate more than 600 Americans out of China earlier this year: http://ow.ly/XtqC50zAZbn

#DiplomacyThruSecurity #DSSProtects

U.S. Department of State - Careers
05/08/2020

U.S. Department of State - Careers

Diplomatic Security Service Special Agents talk with Micaela, our DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest on 5/14 at 10am PT. You will learn about their service in places like Bamako and San Salvador. RSVP: http://ow.ly/v5Ql50zxlYq #ForeignService #careers

U.S. Department of State
05/08/2020

U.S. Department of State

This #AAPI Month, we celebrate 22+ million Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. AAPIs are diplomats, entrepreneurs, scientists, doctors, and nurses who make significant contributions to our country and take care of Americans all over the world. http://go.usa.gov/xvyHt

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