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The Security Foundation has an unwavering commitment to keeping U.S. citizens and interests protected and secure wherever they go. At the intersection of public and private institutions, our impartial approach is the crucial connection between organizations with a mission to drive impact in the security space and those nonprofit organizations built to do just that.

We’re paving the way for unbiased collaboration and unmatched cooperation for a safer, more secure and more connected world.

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2024 DSAC Annual Meeting & TSF Reception


The DSAC Annual Meeting, DSAC’s largest annual event, includes guests from the public and private sectors, panels, networking and the DSAC Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Senior Leadership Exchange (SLX) immediately following the Annual DSAC meeting connects CSOs with FBI and DHS personnel and other government representatives. The much anticipated TSF Reception includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres and follows the SLX.

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13th Annual TSF Dinner


The premier networking event for the global security community, the annual TSF Dinner celebrates OSAC and the leaders of the public-private partnership with the OSAC Distinguished Achievement Awards, a noted keynote speaker, VIP reception for leadership sponsors, a gala dinner and more.


Support U.S. Citizens and Interests


The U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) connects private-sector security professionals with the Diplomatic Security Service through ongoing risk awareness and crisis support, analysis and benchmarking, threat mitigation and management training and by building trusted networks of support.

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The Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), a strategic partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security and U.S. private industry, enhances communication and the timely exchange of security and intelligence information to strengthen U.S. national and economic security.


TSF recognizes the important work of the many small, U.S. nonprofits supporting the security community by sponsoring a grants program and through donor-directed funding.


Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion

TSF is committed to promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout the security industry to grow leadership diversity and foster representation to produce a more well-rounded and authentic reflection of the communities we safeguard. By increasing access, impact, engagement and retention of underrepresented groups, we can create a sustainable, more diverse workforce and leadership.



The Security Foundation Impact

TSF funds security programming by OSAC, DSAC and other public-private partnerships, supports U.S. security nonprofits and creates new initiatives to strengthen and expand the security industry. Because of your generosity, thousands of security professionals may better serve the communities in their care and better secure U.S. citizens and interests at home and abroad.


TSF Funded Programs Since 2011

$9 Million+

Raised Since 2011


Organizations Supporting TSF


TSF Program Initiatives Since 2011


TSF Updates

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December 14, 2022

11th Annual TSF Dinner

On November 16, 2022, The Security Foundation hosted its 11th annual Dinner to celebrate the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). Held at the National Building…

December 1, 2023

12th Annual TSF Dinner Recap 

The 12th Annual TSF Dinner Celebrating the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) on November 15, 2023 lived up to its reputation as one of the…

May 30, 2023

2023 OSAC Topical Forum Focuses on Comprehensive Crisis Management

The ISF sponsored OSAC’s return to an in-person Topical Forum on May 9 and 10, 2023 at the U.S. Department of State. The well-attended program,…

October 5, 2021


5 QUESTIONS FOR ELLEN TANNOR, OSAC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Welcome, Ellen Tannor, as OSAC Executive Director! We recently spoke with Ellen about her career in foreign…

July 6, 2022


The data reveals what the private corporate security community sees every day: a glaring disparity in the numbers of women in leadership positions. In 2022,…
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October 14, 2022

Ann Compton to Emcee 2022 TSF Dinner

Broadcasting pioneer Ann Compton will be the emcee for the 11th Annual Security Foundation (TSF) Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at the National Building…

May 24, 2021

2021 TSF Virtual Reception Keynote Speaker: Sue Gordon

Security expert Susan Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, is the keynote speaker for the 2021 TSF Virtual Reception on November 17, 2021…

June 10, 2021

TSF 10th Anniversary Speaker: Sec. Madeleine Albright

The Security Foundation (TSF) is thrilled to announce that Secretary Madeleine Albright is TSF’s 10th Anniversary Speaker for TSF’s Virtual Reception on Wednesday, November 17,…

June 7, 2023

Carly Coaty Appointed as TSF’s First Director of Programs

Carly Coaty, an experienced program manager and event planner and former Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Program Manager, joined TSF’s staff on May 15, 2023,…

January 26, 2024

Dave Komendat Becomes TSF Board President

On January 1, 2024, Dave Komendat became President of The Security Foundation. A TSF Board member since 2015, Dave is highly respected in the security…

February 21, 2024

DEI SPOTLIGHT: International Organization of Black Security Executives

The Security Foundation is proud to feature organizations within the security profession making a difference in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) awareness, recruitment and retention…
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February 27, 2023

Domestic Security Partnership Merges with the International Security Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Domestic Security Partnership (DSP) and the International Security Foundation (ISF) approved a merger agreement on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.…

May 31, 2023

First-Ever TSF-Sponsored Domestic Security Reception

With the merger of the former Domestic Security Partnership in February 2023, The Security Foundation (TSF) sponsored the Domestic Security Reception following the 2023 Domestic…
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December 9, 2022

Global Security Pride Committee Launch Co-Sponsored by TSF

During the OSAC Annual Briefing Week, on November 15, 2022, the Global Security Pride Committee (GSPC) held its inaugural event, a High Securti-Tea at the…

November 20, 2023

Global Security Pride Evening Reception

The Global Security Pride (GSP), the newest Common Interest Committee (CIC) for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), held its second event on November 13,…

March 29, 2023

Greg Bujac’s Leadership Lessons

Greg Bujac recently retired after 17 years with the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and 32 years with the U.S. Department…

December 9, 2020


George P. Shultz, the 60th U.S. Secretary of State and the founder of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), turns 100 on December 13, 2020.…

July 12, 2023

TSF Announces DEI Effort

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is critical to the security profession. Known for a non-diverse workforce at all levels, several organizations, public and private, are…
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December 12, 2022

TSF Earns a Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

The Security Foundation (TSF) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity…
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December 12, 2022

TSF-Funded OSAC Events Round-Up

This year’s return to in-person OSAC events has been exciting. In January 2022, OSAC Country Chapters and Common Interest Committees (Regional, Sector and Special Interest…