Our History


First TSF-funded OSAC Event

October 10, 2013: First TSF-funded OSAC event for Nairobi Country Chapter following the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi by Islamic extremists. RSO Marion Cotter convened a Nairobi Country Chapter meeting to provide a briefing and address the post-attack rumors and misinformation.

First TSF Annual Dinner

Held on November 19, 2013, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, the first TSF Annual Dinner to celebrate OSAC included 200 guests. This annual event that culminates OSAC Annual Briefing week has become a not-to-be-missed celebration of the security community. Pictured: John McClurg, Blackberry’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, served as the first President of the TSF [then the ISF] Board of Directors.


Africa Regional Committee Launched

With TSF funding, OSAC launched the Africa Regional Committee in March 2014.

(pictured: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs)

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Middle East and North Africa Regional Committee Launched

OSAC established the Middle East and North Africa Regional Committee in October 2014 with TSF support.


Energy Sector Committee Launched

Energy Sector Committee launched with TSF funding to extend OSAC sector-specific programming across all regions.


First TSF-funded International Travel Safety & Security Forum

Held at the George C. Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. in February 2016, the TSF-funded International Travel Safety & Security Forum continued OSAC’s excellent networking and information-sharing programming.

First TSF-funded Crisis Management Forum



Europe Regional Committee launched with TSF funding

Committee launched in April 2017 at Bloomberg’s New York City offices.

Women in Security Program launched with TSF funding

In November 2017, OSAC inaugurated its popular Women in Security program to promote diversity and to advocate for women’s promotion and leadership through all sectors of the security industry.


TSF-funded Multiple All-Country Chapter events

With TSF funding, OSAC held multiple All-Country Chapter events, beginning with All-China (pictured) and All-Vietnam Country Chapter events in March 2018, followed by an All-Australia Country Chapter event in August 2018.

Rich Davis becomes TSF President


First-ever, TSF-funded joint Security Seminar for Energy Sector Committee and Aviation Sector Committee.

ISF First ever joint industry security seminar

TSF surpasses $1 million in fundraising, establishes endowment.

In 2019, TSF’s fundraising efforts surpassed $1 million for the first time, and the TSF Dinner had 900-plus attendees, the largest attendance to date for an in-person TSF dinner.

(pictured: Target team at 2019 TSF Dinner)


First non-OSAC Grant Awarded

Hostage US receives the first non-OSAC grant through the new TSF Grants Program for U.S. security nonprofits.


TSF adds support of domestic security public-private partnerships

In February 2023, TSF merged with the nonprofit Domestic Security Partnership (DSP) and began to support the Domestic Security Alliance Council’s (DSAC) programs.

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