Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2015
Executives from Andrews International are headed to Washington, D.C. this week for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 30th Annual Briefing to be held at the U.S. Department of State on November 18. OSAC promotes security cooperation between the U.S. Department of State and American private sector companies that operate abroad. Andrews International is a security company that provides many of those private sector firms with international consulting and investigations solutions. Andrews International is an affiliate of U.S. Security Associates, one of the largest U.S.-owned security companies.
D.C. Page, Senior Vice President of Andrews International’s Consulting, Investigations, & International (CI&I) division, is attending the OSAC briefing. A former special investigator and senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service, Page is now the head of CI&I operations for Andrews International. Other CI&I executives traveling to the briefing include Senior Vice President Brian Gimlett, Vice President Fred Foster, and Vice President William M. “Bill” Besse, CHS-V.
The theme of OSAC’s 30th Annual Briefing is “30 Years of Leadership and Security Cooperation.” Invited speakers at the event include Secretary of State John Kerry and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan. Morning discussion panels on U.S. hostage policy and radicalization will be followed by an afternoon session dedicated to overseas regional analysis of situations in Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Western Europe, China, West Africa, and Karachi. Attendees have the option of attending breakout sessions in the afternoon, including Crisis Management Exercises (CMEs) on hostage management and on using behavioral based threat assessments to prevent active shooter attacks.
“We appreciate this opportunity to gain critical perspective on threats and concerns impacting our clients with operations overseas,” comments D.C. Page. He and the other Andrews International CI&I executives attending the OSAC briefing are responsible for directing overseas projects ranging from threat assessments and executive protection details to emergency response operations, asset tracing, and anti-money laundering compliance investigations.
The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC "Council" is comprised of 34 private and public-sector member organizations that represent specific industries or agencies operating abroad. The member organizations designate representatives to serve on the OSAC Council to provide direction and guidance to develop programs that most benefit the U.S. private sector overseas. A primary goal of OSAC is to develop an effective security communication network, consequently, OSAC invites all U.S. businesses, academia, faith-based groups, and non-governmental organizations to become constituents. Today, over 3,500 U.S. companies, educational institutions, faith-based institutions, and non-governmental organizations with 16,000 users are OSAC constituents.
About Andrews International, LLC
Andrews International, LLC headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a full service provider of security and risk mitigation services with operations throughout the United States and internationally. The company offers uniformed security, consulting and investigative services, personal protection, special event security, training, alarm monitoring and response, and disaster emergency response services. Andrews International is an affiliate of U.S. Security Associates, one of America’s largest contract security services firms. For more information, please visit the Andrews International website at http://www.andrewsinternational.com.