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Welcome to Security Management

Security Management is responsible for all aspects of law enforcement, physical security, personnel security, technical security, and classified programs security at NASA's Ames Research Center.

Mission Statement: Security Management is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the employees, visitors and assets of Ames Research Center, to enable NASA to successfully accomplish its mission. Our services will be provided with the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and respect.

Law Enforcement & Center Protection Services

NASA Ames Research Center's Law Enforcement and Center Protection Services are dedicated to the protection of life and property and the preservation of peace and order on the installation.

  • Security Officers provide entry control at each of the Center's gates.
  • Vehicle Inspectors search incoming vehicles pursuant to 14 CFR 1204.
  • NASA Ames Police Officers are authorized under the Space Act, 42 U.S.C. 2456(a), to perform law enforcement services on the installation, including patrol, crime prevention, and enforcement of the Traffic Management Plan.
  • Emergency Dispatchers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a state-certified 9-1-1 dispatch center.

Technical Security Services

Technical Security Services are responsible for the administration, planning, coordination and operation of all security programs for the Center. They develop and maintain all documentation relating to the operations of alarm systems, physical security, locksmith operation, foreign travel and counterintelligence operations. Technical Security also assists with the development of materials for the Center Security Education Training & Awareness (SETA) Program.

Personnel Security Services

Personnel Security Services provides a wide range of programs designed to ensure that NASA information is neither inadvertently nor deliberately disclosed to unauthorized personnel. Personnel Security Services encompasses three main programs:

  • Access Control (Employee Badging and Visitor Registration & Pass Offices) — provides the appropriate badges/passes to allow access to the installation.
  • International Visits Office — approval of foreign national visits.
  • Personnel Security Office — employment investigations, granting clearances, etc.