Information is power in the world of security and investigations, and it's always interesting and enlightening to have professionals in the field come together to share their latest findings and experiences. The 32nd annual Overseas Security Advisory Council Briefing, run by the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, proved to be one such event, getting the best minds in the public and private sectors in one venue to discuss the complex state of global security.
Getting to know the conference
The OSAC's role in international security means it has many employees clearly familiar with the demands of security and investigations. The State Department has more investigators and security professionals operating overseas at any given time than even the FBI. For businesspeople interested in the protection of their international assets, there are few more authoritative sources to consult.
The meeting's day-and-a-half-long program was a great way to gain insights directly from those who know. All OSAC constituents were forthcoming and candid about their latest findings, whether during talks and presentations or informally between sessions. This made the Briefing a direct forum for getting the unfiltered government perspective on the security situation as it exists today.
Acquiring valuable information
In our opinion, one of the most pertinent and invaluable presentations was a discussion about the evolving situation on the Korean Peninsula. Titled 'Striking a Balance Between Chaos and Complacency,' the discussion fit perfectly with the overall theme of this year's event: Coping with Chaos in an Unpredictable World. The topic of security in the region is much-discussed by Frizell Group clients, and it pays to have an informed look at the way the situation could develop.
While one-off speeches and panels may seem inadequate to keep up with the security needs of a changing world, OSAC consistently publishes helpful updates and reports on their site. Throughout the Briefing, OSAC constituents from agents to analysts expressed their willingness to talk further about issues of all kinds, making them an invaluable resource for the future.
Planning for the future
The Briefing was attended by Frizell Group's President, David Frizell, and by Frizell Group's Executive Vice President, John Gaddis. John comes from a a senior position with the Diplomatic Security Service with a rich background in domestic and international security. John was able to renew his personal and professional contacts so that he can remain highly effective in providing exceptional service to Frizell Group clients. There is little doubt that John's continued presence at future OSAC briefings will continue to benefit Frizell Group clients.
It's a challenge to ensure the security of international assets and individuals when the world is constantly changing. OSAC's Briefing created a sense of camaraderie, and facilitated information sharing between the public and private sectors. Events like these help distribute information and safely guide the security sector into the future.