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The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a joint partnership between the U.S. State Department and the U.S. private sector to interact on security issues of mutual concern overseas.

OSAC public representatives work directly with security professionals from U.S. private sector organizations that have employees, operations, or other interests outside the United States.


There are more than 150 national chapters in nearly every country in the world, and all OSAC events and resources are free, ensuring that business, nonprofit, academic and religious organizations of any size can participate.


The primary mission of this unique global security community is to provide critical support in times of crisis and a valuable ongoing exchange of information and best practices that will enable members to stay informed, connected and better able to manage and mitigate risk.

The objectives of this alliance are to:

  • Establish a continuous liaison between security officials from both the public and private sectors.

  • Facilitate regular exchanges of information on the evolving security environment overseas.

  • Recommend methods for planning and implementing security programs overseas

  • Recommend methods for mitigating risks to U.S. private sector interests worldwide.


OSAC - CEA has had a relationship for more than 30 years, where CEA has been honored three times as the OSAC Country Council Achievement Award for the Americas Region for its excellent work in safety. In 2015, Bogota hosted the first international meeting of OSAC- LARC (Latin America Regional Council).

Today we are the Bogotá Country Chapter and generate spaces such as the CEA-OSAC Security Committee for the exchange of information and best practices, acting as a support network and a think tank that contributes to corporate security policies, in conjunction with the Colombian authorities, the US private sector, the US Department of State in Colombia, the US Embassy in Colombia and some representatives of the Colombian private sector.

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