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ISC Security Criteria

The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) developed the ISC Security Design Criteria to ensure that security becomes an integral part of the planning, design, and construction of new federal office buildings and major modernization projects.  The criteria consider security in all building systems and elements.

The ISC was established by Executive Order 12977 of October 19, 1995 to develop long-term construction standards for locations requiring blast resistance or other specialized security measures.  In a series of working group discussions, the ISC revised and updated GSA's 1997 Draft Security Criteria, taking into consideration technology developments, new cost considerations, the experience of practitioners applying the criteria, and the need to balance security requirements with public building environments that remain lively, open, and accessible.

The point of contact for the ISC Security Design Criteria is Mr. Austin Smith, Executive Director of the ISC.

For GSA's interpretation of the ISC Physical Security Criteria (FOUO), contact the BSTP Team.

CONTACTS

Office of Design and Construction
(202) 501-1888

Building Security Technology Program (BSTP) Team

William Hirano
(253) 931-7859


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