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Office of Research Services

Serving the NIH Community


Our Services

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  • Establish and maintain all NIH physical security related policies and design requirements
  • Conduct facility security assessments
  • Host facility security committees
  • Review construction & renovation design documents for physical security requirements
  • Research both existing and new physical security technologies
  • Oversee the installation of:
    • Card readers, cameras, alarm systems
    • Active and passive pedestrian and vehicle barriers
    • Facility structure and window hardening
    • Security lighting and emergency telephones
  • Providing project management and procurement support for physical security-related items and services
  • Providing risk management and systems training for physical security
  • Provide recommendations and cost saving strategies to enhance the overall security in the absence of clearly defined federal requirements

To request any of the above services from DPSM, please submit a request to ​