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1 The NIH Perimeter Security System Protecting the people, research, reputation and facilities of the National Institutes of Health

2 Presentation Overview ORS Security and Emergency Response Organization Layered approach to security PSS Concept & Components Implementation Timeline Phased Implementation approach Operational Changes –Employees –Visitors –Patients & Patient Visitors Informational Resources Questions and Answers

3 Associate Director for Security and Emergency Response Division of Police Division of Physical Security Management Division of Fire and Rescue Services Division of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination Division of the Fire Marshall Division of Personnel Security and Access Control NIH Security and Emergency Response Organizational Structure

4 A Layered Approach to Security Personnel Security/Access Control Perimeter Security Building Perimeter Security Office/Lab Security Select Storage Containers/File cabinets

5 Migration of visitor screening and badging from the building level to the perimeter. Movement to a more open campus environment within campus perimeter with increased use of automated building access control PSS Concept

6 Perimeter Security System Components Physical Security Components Fence and Gates Visitor Center and Parking Facility Dedicated Patient/Patient Visitor Entrance Commercial Vehicle Inspection Center Andover/Access Control System CCTV Security Operations NIH Police First Responders Dispatch and Monitoring personnel Personnel Security officials NIH Security Guard Contract

7 Implementation Timeline Communication plan – Begins July 2005 Badge validation campaign – July through August 2005 Activation – August 29, 2005

8 NIH Employee/Contractor Pedestrian Entrance 8 dedicated pedestrian entrances Available for use 24/7 Requires use of NIH ID badge Two-step process to enter and exit prevents piggybacking Intercom call boxes in place for assistance Camera surveillance at each pedestrian entrance

9 NIH Employee/Contractor Vehicle Entrances 6 vehicle entry points Current hours of operation for employee gates will remain the same Requires use of NIH ID badge Guard staff will visually verify ID Drivers and all passengers in a vehicle required to have an NIH or DHHS ID badge

10 NIH Shuttle Bus Service Shuttle hours of operation and routes will remain the same as they are currently Inbound shuttles will drop non-NIH employees at visitor center (Metro), undergo security screening of vehicle and enter campus Secure shuttles provided at Temporary Visitors Center (Metro) for screened visitors Detailed route and schedule information at: scripts/shuttle_map_live.asp scripts/shuttle_map_live.asp

11 How does the perimeter security system affect the NIH Visitor? Two points of entry onto the campus: –Gateway Center at Metro (355 and South Drive): vehicles/pedestrians Hours of Operation: 24/7 –West Visitor Entrance (Old Georgetown Road and South Drive): pedestrians only Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

12 Patients and patient visitors will be provided assistance from CC Hospitality Staff at NIH Patient Entrance Patients and patient visitors arriving by car will enter through patient entrance at West Drive & Cedar Lane Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7am – 3 pm How does the perimeter security system affect Patients and Patient Visitors?

13 Phase I: Operational Changes Summary Employee Access: –Employee pedestrian access via pedestrian portals (24/7) with use of NIH ID badge –Employee vehicle access with use of NIH ID badge at entrances No change to current vehicle gate schedule Visitor Access: –All visitor screening and badging at perimeter of campus for both pedestrians and vehicles Pedestrian visitor access –Temporary Visitor Center (Metro) 24/7 –West Visitor Center (Old Georgetown and South Drive) normal business hours Monday through Friday Vehicular vehicle screening and access at Metro entrance 24/7 Pre-registered visitor access in employee vehicles via an on-line registration process Patients and Patient Visitors: –Dedicated patient/patient visitor entrance at West Drive/Cedar Lane in place and operational since April 2005 Shuttles: –Inbound shuttles will drop non-NIH employees at visitor center (Metro), undergo security screening of vehicle and enter campus. –Secure shuttles provided at Temporary Visitors Center (Metro) for screened visitors

14 PSS Activation Information Resources Printed publications (NIH Record, NIH Catalyst, ORS NEWS2Use, Clinical Center Newsletter, etc.) Global announcements Building-level presentations NIH Radio – 1660 AM –http://dtts.ors.od.nih.gov/index.htmhttp://dtts.ors.od.nih.gov/index.htm ORS Information Line – –Phone: (301) , TTY (301)

15 Questions & Answers


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