Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness Overview
The Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness (OSP) coordinates VA's emergency management, preparedness, personal identity verification, physical security, personnel security and suitability, police services and law enforcement activities to ensure the Department can continue to perform the mission essential functions under all circumstances across the spectrum of threats. OSP directs and provides oversight for VA’s overall operations for planning, response, and security and law enforcement programs in support of the National Response Framework, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, and other related Executive Orders and Federal regulations. The Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness has primary responsibility for:
To ensure preparedness to meet emergent national needs is one of the 13 major initiatives, in the VA Strategic Plan for FY 2010 – 2014. Building our internal capacity to serve Veterans, their families, our employees, and other stakeholders efficiently and effectively by ensuring that VA environments for care and administration are safe, secure, and as free as possible from the threat of physical danger or property loss is VA’s Integrated Objective 3.
Mission Statement: Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness will raise preparedness of VA to provide services and protect people and assets continuously and in time of crisis.