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Executive Order 12977

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 19 October 1995

Interagency Security Committee

Federal Register, Volume 60 Issue 205 (Tuesday, October 24, 1995)

[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 24, 1995)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 54411-54412]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-26497]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 24, 1995 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 12977 of October 19, 1995

Interagency Security Committee

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to enhance the quality and 
                effectiveness of security in and protection of 
                buildings and facilities in the United States occupied 
                by Federal employees for nonmilitary activities 
                (``Federal facilities''), and to provide a permanent 
                body to address continuing government-wide security for 
                Federal facilities, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                 Section 1. Establishment. There is hereby established 
                within the executive branch the Interagency Security 
                Committee (``Committee''). The Committee shall consist 
                of: (a) the Administrator of General Services 

                (b) representatives from the following agencies, 
                appointed by the agency heads:

                    (1) Department of State;
                    (2) Department of the Treasury;
                    (3) Department of Defense;
                    (4) Department of Justice;
                    (5) Department of the Interior;
                    (6) Department of Agriculture;
                    (7) Department of Commerce;
                    (8) Department of Labor;
                    (9) Department of Health and Human Services;
                    (10) Department of Housing and Urban Development;
                    (11) Department of Transportation;
                    (12) Department of Energy;
                    (13) Department of Education;
                    (14) Department of Veterans Affairs;
                    (15) Environmental Protection Agency;
                    (16) Central Intelligence Agency; and
                    (17) Office of Management and Budget;

                (c) the following individuals or their designees:

                    (1) the Director, United States Marshals Service;
                    (2) the Assistant Commissioner of the Federal 
                Protective Service of the Public Buildings Service, 
                General Services Administration (``Assistant 
                    (3) the Assistant to the President for National 
                Security Affairs; and
                    (4) the Director, Security Policy Board; and

                (d) such other Federal employees as the President shall 

                Sec. 2. Chair. The Committee shall be chaired by the 
                Administrator, or the designee of the Administrator.

                Sec. 3. Working Groups. The Committee is authorized to 
                establish interagency working groups to perform such 
                tasks as may be directed by the Committee.

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                Sec. 4. Consultation. The Committee may consult with 
                other parties, including the Administrative Office of 
                the United States Courts, to perform its 
                responsibilities under this order, and, at the 
                discretion of the Committee, such other parties may 
                participate in the working groups.

                Sec. 5. Duties and Responsibilities. (a) The Committee 
                shall: (1) establish policies for security in and 
                protection of Federal facilities;

                    (2) develop and evaluate security standards for 
                Federal facilities, develop a strategy for ensuring 
                compliance with such standards, and oversee the 
                implementation of appropriate security measures in 
                Federal facilities; and
                    (3) take such actions as may be necessary to 
                enhance the quality and effectiveness of security and 
                protection of Federal facilities, including but not 
                limited to:
                    (A) encouraging agencies with security 
                responsibilities to share security-related intelligence 
                in a timely and cooperative manner;
                    (B) assessing technology and information systems as 
                a means of providing cost-effective improvements to 
                security in Federal facilities;
                    (C) developing long-term construction standards for 
                those locations with threat levels or missions that 
                require blast resistant structures or other specialized 
                security requirements;
                    (D) evaluating standards for the location of, and 
                special security related to, day care centers in 
                Federal facilities; and
                    (E) assisting the Administrator in developing and 
                maintaining a centralized security data base of all 
                Federal facilities.

                Sec. 6. Agency Support and Cooperation. (a)  
                Administrative Support. To the extent permitted by law 
                and subject to the availability of appropriations, the 
                Administrator, acting by and through the Assistant 
                Commissioner, shall provide the Committee such 
                administrative services, funds, facilities, staff and 
                other support services as may be necessary for the 
                performance of its functions under this order.

                (b) Cooperation. Each executive agency and department 
                shall cooperate and comply with the policies and 
                recommendations of the Committee issued pursuant to 
                this order, except where the Director of Central 
                Intelligence determines that compliance would 
                jeopardize intelligence sources and methods. To the 
                extent permitted by law and subject to the availability 
                of appropriations, executive agencies and departments 
                shall provide such support as may be necessary to 
                enable the Committee to perform its duties and 
                responsibilities under this order.

                (c) Compliance. The Administrator, acting by and 
                through the Assistant Commissioner, shall be 
                responsible for monitoring Federal agency compliance 
                with the policies and recommendations of the Committee.

                Sec. 7. Judicial Review. This order is intended only to 
                improve the internal management of the Federal 
                Government, and is not intended, and should not be 
                construed, to create any right or benefit, substantive 
                or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against 
                the United States, its agencies, its officers, or its 

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    October 19, 1995.

[FR Doc. 95-26497
Filed 10-20-95; 2:55 pm]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 60 FR 54411
Amends: EO 13286, February 28, 2003

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