Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 25, 2013


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will host a meeting of the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The IAG advises the Bureau on areas related to its mission including: research and development, acquisition and sales, planning, program development, design, engineering, construction, historic preservation, sustainability, natural hazards, emergency operations, security, operations, and maintenance.

This committee serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity concerning industry and academia's latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to OBO's mission to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. An open registration announcement will be posted on OBO’s website, www.state.gov/obo, and sent through OBO’s distribution list approximately 30 days prior to the event date. Those interested in joining OBO’s distribution list should email IAGR@state.gov. A meeting notice will also be published in the Federal Register prior to March 25, 2014, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

For further information, please contact OBO’s Director of External Affairs, Christine Foushee, at FousheeCT@state.gov or at (703) 875-4131.



PRN: 2013/1472