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Bureau of Diplomatic Security: Testimonies, Speeches, and Remarks

2008
--08/07/08  Swearing in Ceremony of Eric J. Boswell As Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions
--06/18/08  Confirmation Hearing for Assistant Secretary-Designate for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions
--06/10/08  Seeking Value, Reliability And Performance In Security Technology
--06/05/08  Joining An Impressive And Courageous Team
--05/14/08  Honoring The Sacrifice Of American Law Enforcement Officers
--04/09/08  Closing Legal Loopholes: Justice for Americans Sexually Assaulted in Iraq and Afghanistan
--04/04/08  On-the-Record Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Gregory B. Starr
--03/14/08  Welcoming New Members To A Very Special Team
--03/13/08  A Unique Civilian-Military Partnership
--02/29/08  Welcoming New Marine Security Guards
--02/22/08  Training Superior Law Enforcement Officers

2007
--11/14/07  Growing The OSAC Mission
--11/14/07  Helping To Keep Americans Safe Across The Globe
--10/04/07  Homeland Security Beyond Our Borders: Examining the Status of Counterterrorism Coordination Overseas
--10/02/07  Private Security Contracting In Iraq And Afghanistan
--06/19/07  Securing Our Facilities Before Disaster Strikes
--05/04/07  Partnerships Across Borders: Capturing International Fugitives Through Cooperation
--05/02/07  Strengthening the Security of International Travel Documents
--04/19/07  Response to May-July 2006 Cyber Intrusion on Department of State Computer Network
--03/01/07  Special Agent-In-Charge Tom Depenbrock Statement to Press on Adoption Fraud Indictments
--02/20/07  Good Fences and Good Neighbors: Security and Diplomacy Travel Hand-in-Hand

2006
--12/07/06  The Role of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in Planning for Events of Major Importance; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Remarks to the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute Conference; United Nations Headquarters, New York City
--11/15/06  Ambassador Griffin Welcomes Overseas Security Advisory Council; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Remarks to the Overseas Security Advisory Council; Washington, DC
--10/14/06  Ambassador Griffin Highlights International Cooperation of Law Enforcement in Fight Against Terrorism; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security ; Boston, MA
--09/14/06  Ambassador Griffin Lauds Diplomatic Security/Marine Corps Partnership; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC
--09/13/06  Under Secretary Fore Thanks DS Agents For Lebanon Evacuation Aid; Henrietta H. Fore, Under Secretary for Management; Remarks to Diplomatic Security Agents; Washington, DC
--09/01/06  Ambassador Richard J. Griffin Welcomes Graduates of DSS Basic Special Agent Class 89; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Dean Acheson Auditorium, Harry S Truman Building, U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC Remarks of Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, at Graduation of DSS Basic Special Agent Class 89, Sept. 1, 2006 
--08/24/06  Remarks at Graduation Ceremony for Security Engineering Officers (Class SEO 06-01) and Security Technical Specialists (Class STS 06-01);  Joe D. Morton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC
--07/06/06  FLETC Honor Graduate of the Year ; Joe D. Morton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Diplomatic Security Service; Remarks at Honor Graduate of the Year Ceremony at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Glynco, Georgia
--06/13/06  Private Security Firms: Standards, Cooperation, and Coordination on the Battlefield; Greg Starr, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Countermeasures, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Statement Before the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations; Washington, DC
--03/13/06  U.S. Policy and Objectives for Diplomatic Security; Joe D. Morton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Diplomatic Security Service; Remarks to the 17th Annual National Defense Industrial Association's Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Symposium; Crystal City, Virginia
--02/24/06  Remarks at the Graduation of Marine Security Guard Class 2-06; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Quantico, Virginia
--01/19/06  Remarks at the Memorial Service of Special Agent Stephen Eric Sullivan; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; U.S. Department of State; Dean Acheson Auditorium, Washington, DC

2005
--09/30/05  Eulogy of Diplomatic Security Special Agent Stephen Eric Sullivan; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; St. Luke the Evangelist Church; Westborough, Massachusetts
--09/09/05  You are Part of an Impressive Team; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to the Graduates of Diplomatic Security Special Agent Class 85 ; Ben Franklin Room; U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC
--07/29/05  Swearing-in Ceremony as the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Washington, DC
--07/25/05  Introduction to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to National Student Leadership Conference ; Washington, DC
--06/24/05  Ceremony of Basic Special Agent Class 84; Ambassador Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Graduating Special Agent Class 84; U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Washington, DC
--06/09/05  Confirmation Hearing for Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Ambassador, Office of Foreign Missions; Richard J. Griffin, Assistant Secretary-Designate for Diplomatic Security and Ambassador, Office of Foreign Missions; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
--05/18/05  Honoring the Service of Six Fallen Federal Law Enforcement Officers; Joe D. Morton, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Acting; Remarks to Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony; Glynco, Georgia
--05/12/05  Bureau of Diplomatic Security Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request; Greg Starr, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, Acting; Remarks to House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations; Washington, DC
--05/10/05  National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations; Greg Starr, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security; Testimony Before the House Government Reform Subcommittee; Washington, DC
--05/06/05  New Marine Security Guard Residence Dedicated in Memory of Sgt. Nathaniel Aliganga; Joe D. Morton, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, Acting; Remarks at Dedication of the New Marine Security Guard Residence; Nairobi, Kenya
--05/02/05  Terrorism 2005: Changing Threat to the United States; Joe D. Morton, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, Acting; Remarks to the National Security Institute Conference; Falls Church, Virginia
--04/22/05  Blackwater Employee Killed During Attack on Motorcade; Joe D. Morton, Acting Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Statement to employees of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC
--04/22/05  Loss of Six Blackwater Security Consulting Employees; Joe D. Morton, Acting Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions; Statement to Employees of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC

2004
--12/20/04  Remarks at Heroism Award Ceremony for Three Diplomatic Security Special Agents; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Delegates Lounge, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
--12/14/04  Remarks at the Memorial Ceremony for Special Agent Edward J. Seitz; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--12/09/04  The Danger Marriage Fraud Poses to the National Security of the United States; Tom Depenbrock, Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Field Office, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Remarks to members of the Seattle media at a press conference on Operation Pit Boss, a 19-month investigation of a marriage fraud ring.; Seattle, WA
--11/17/04  Managing Risks and Threats in Challenging Environments; Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Keynote Address of the 19th Annual Briefing of the Overseas Security Advisory Council; Dean Acheson Auditorium, Washington, DC
--11/13/04  Diplomacy: The Key to Success in the Global War on Terrorism; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to the Pacific Council of International Policy's Annual Conference; Los Angeles, CA
--10/30/04  Eulogy for Diplomatic Security Special Agent Ed Seitz; Joe D. Morton, Director for the Diplomatic Security Service; St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, Brecksville, OH
--10/24/04  The Death of Special Agent Edward J. Seitz; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Bureau of Diplomatic Security employees; Washington, DC
--10/15/04  The Role of Special Agents in American Foreign Policy; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to graduating Basic Special Agent Class 81 and guests; Benjamin Franklin Room; U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC
--10/05/04  Counterterrorism and Homeland Security: The International Perspective; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to the Defense Worldwide Combatting Terrorism Conference, U.S. Department of Defense; Alexandria, VA
--09/30/04  Homeland Security Begins Overseas; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Lecture to George Washington University Graduate Seminar on Homeland Security; Washington, DC
--08/19/04  Diplomatic Security's Mission in the Age of Terrorism; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Before the House International Relations Committee, 9/11 Commission; Washington, DC
--07/02/04  Diplomatic Security's Role in the Arrest of Child Molester Thomas Koucky; Walter B. Deering, Assistant Director for Domestic Operations, Acting; Statement; Arlington, VA
--07/01/04  Know Thyself; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Basic Special Agent Graduating Class 79; Washington, DC
--06/09/04  Memorial Service and Flag Retreat Ceremony; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to 2004 Alumni Joint ROTC Flag Retreat Ceremony; University of Notre Dame - Pasquerilla Center
--06/09/04  U.S. Air Force Class Commissioning Ceremony; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Address to the Georgetown University U.S. Air Force Commissioning Class Ceremony; Arlington, VA
--05/18/04  Pushing the Border Out on Alien Smuggling: New Tools and Intelligence Initiatives; Joe D. Morton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security ; Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims; Washington, DC
--05/10/04  Emerging Threats to Homeland Security; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Keynote Speaker at the American Prepared Counterterrorism Regional Convention; Louisville, KY
--04/13/04  Unsung Heroes; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Graduating Security Engineering Officers and Security Technical Specialists, Class 04-01; Dean Acheson Auditorium, State Department, Washington, DC
--04/12/04  A Global Perspective on Terrorism and Organized Crime; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Keynote Speech to the International Conference on Asian Organized Crime and Terrorism; Honolulu, Hawaii
--04/05/04  The Nexus Between the Global War on Terrorism, Soft Targets, and Energy Security; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions ; Keynote Speech Before the Energy Security Council; Dallas, Texas
--03/19/04  Intregration: The Graduation of Basic Special Agent Class 77 and Security Engineering Officer Class 03-04; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Graduates of the Basic Special Agent Class and the Security Engineering Officer Class; Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Room, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
--03/19/04  Joining Our Nation's War on Terrorism; Lawrence W. K. Casselle, Class President; Remarks to Audience for the Graduation Ceremony for Basic Special Agent Class 77; Washington, DC
--03/19/04  Protecting Our Nation's Interests Abroad; Anthony "Shane" Ridgeway, Recipient of the Director's Choice Award; Remarks to Graduates of the Security Engineering Officer Class 03-04; Washington, DC
--03/02/04  Diversity in the Diplomatic Security Service; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Mission; Remarks to Special Agent Graduation Class; Benjamin Franklin Room, State Department; Washington, DC
--02/17/04  Four Critical Points for Success; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to participants of the U.S. Department of State's third annual National Black History Month mentoring series.; Washington, DC
--01/16/04  The Challenges of Physically and Technically Protecting American Diplomacy; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Secuirty and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Security Technical Specialist Graduates; Treaty Room, U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC
--01/16/04  The Strength of International Cooperation in Defeating Terrorism; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Royal Malaysia Police ; U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC

2003
--11/14/03  DSS Director and OSAC Co-Chair Joe Morton Addresses OSAC's 18th Annual Briefing; Joe D. Morton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, DSS; Remarks to the Overseas Security Advisory Council's 18th Annual Briefing.; Washington, DC
--11/05/03  Homeland Security is a Global Issue; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to the Homeland Security Forum hosted by the National Native American Law Enforcement Association; Ft. Worth, TX
--10/22/03  Graduation Ceremony for Security Technical Specialists; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Graduating Security Technical Specialists; Washington, DC
--10/18/03  Stephen Burchyns Memorial Scholarship; Joe D. Morton, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, DSS; Remarks at the Announcement of the Stephen P. Burchyns Scholarship; Cleveland, OH
--10/09/03  Town Hall Meeting: Security and Other Issues Relevant to the Foreign Diplomatic Corps Resident in the District of Columbia; Ambassador Francis J. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to Members of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps; U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC
--09/08/03  DS Role in Homeland Security and Border Protection; Thomas E. McKeever, Assistant Director for Domestic Operations, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Remarks to Annual Border Terrorism Conference; San Antonio, TX
--09/05/03  Remarks at the Law Enforcement Executive Development Class Graduation; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; International Law Enforcement Academy; Botswana, Gaborone
--08/13/03  Bioterrorism and Homeland Security; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Briefing for the National Black Prosecutors Association; Atlanta, GA
--08/07/03  Remarks at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions; Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) 2003 Conference; Washington, DC
--07/14/03  The Continuing War on International Terrorism and NOBLE's Role in the U.S. Fight; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to 27th Annual Training Conference and Exhibition of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); Tulsa, Oklahoma
--06/09/03  International Terrorism: The War Continues; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Remarks at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the International Security Management Association; Boston, Massachusetts
--05/03/03  War on Terrorism; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Remarks Upon Receiving the International Citizen of the Year Award; University of Indianapolis, Indiana
--04/28/03  Illicit Drugs and Terrorism; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Remarks to Presidential Security Program Ceremony; Bogota, Colomibia
--03/31/03  How Passport and Visa Fraud Relate to Identity Fraud; Robert W. Starnes, Special Agent in Charge, Houston Field Office, Diplomatic Security Service; Remarks to the Texas State Senate, Infrastructure Development and Security Subcommittee; Houston, TX
--03/24/03  Global War on Terrorism; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks to the American Society for Industrial Security; Washington, DC
--03/20/03  Embassy Security; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
--03/20/03  Graduation of Security Engineering Officers and Naval Support Unit Seabees; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions; At the Graduation Ceremony for Security Engineering Officers and Naval Support Unit Seabees; Washington, DC
--02/21/03  Marine Corps Security Guard Graduation; Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions; Remarks at the Marine Corps Security Guard Graduation; Quantico, VA

2002
--12/23/02  Swearing in Ceremony as the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security; Washington, DC
--11/21/02  The Global War Against Terror: The Challenge of Diplomacy; Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions; Address to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security; Washington, DC
--11/21/02  The Global War Against Terror: The Challenge of Diplomacy; Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions; Address to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Washington, DC
--11/14/02  17th Annual Overseas Security Advisory Council Briefing; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC

2001
--12/13/01  Briefing on the Rewards for Justice Program; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC [audio]
--11/07/01  Remarks to the Overseas Security Advisory Council; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--10/22/01  Message To The U.S. Business Community; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--10/10/01  FBI Announcement on Terrorists; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Remarks at On-the-Record Briefing at FBI Headquarters; Washington, DC

  
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