Media Note
Washington, DC
September 21, 2010

The Industry Advisory Panel of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations will meet on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. EDT. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW (entrance on 23rd Street) Washington, D.C.

The majority of the meeting will be devoted to an exchange of ideas between the Department’s senior management and the panel members on design, operations, and building maintenance. There will be reasonable time provided for members of the public to provide comment.

Entry to the building is controlled; to obtain pre-clearance, members of the public planning to attend should provide, by October 1, their name, professional affiliation, date of birth, citizenship, and a valid government-issued ID number (i.e., U.S. Government ID, U.S. military ID, passport, or drivers license) via email to: Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent to the same e-mail address by October 1. Requests made after that date will be considered, but may not be able to be fulfilled.

Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at for additional information.

Please note that attendees must enter and exit using the 23rd Street entrance only. For any questions regarding registration, please contact Christy Foushee at or 703-875-5751.

For more information contact Jonathan Blyth at or on 703-875-4131.

PRN: 2010/1305