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Why was the link to MSG's removed?Rob 19:23, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

"World leader in counterterrorism, security technology, etc?!" Please cite.

Delineate between DS Agents and Others?[edit]

Should there be a separate page for the agents part of DS? The combined approach currently used muddles the organization and diminishes the role of the security engineers, couriers, and analysts. Much of what is discussed applies only to the agents. Maybe this a symptom of a larger problem in DS.

Plagarism[edit]

Much of this text was taken word for word from the State Department's website: http://www.state.gov/m/ds/about/history/c9068.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tstone11028 (talkcontribs) 02:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)


Bias tag[edit]

This articel is very obviously taken from a partial source (Possibly the BDS itself). It should be rewritten? 68.39.174.238 (talk) 18:23, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

OSAC[edit]

OSAC has evolved over the years, and not for the better. The primary purpose for OSAC now is to assist DSS agents on the verge of retirement find private sector security jobs. Each year OSAC has a meeting. The first day consist mainly of speeches citing how great OSAC is and presentation of awards. OSAC has a high number of constituents but the real authority is vested to a small number of security directors of major corporations. They are provided with access, and in turn hire retiring DSS agents who shamelessly audition for jobs. Basic OSAC constituents while high in number have no say in what type of program OSAC will provide. They are kepted in the dark like mushrooms. But on the plus side they are permitted to use OSAC as some sort of marketing tool and have access to the DOS gift shop.Icycalm11316:31, 30 September 2008

  • A little harsh but it is true that OSAC has made DS Agents a hot commodity in the international corporate security world. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that 1) Corporations now know that DS actually exists 2) Corporations now know that DS agents are federal agents that actually know security (as opposed to regular agents who essentially never do security work) 3) DS agents have lots of experience managing multi-million dollar security contracts while working in an overseas environment with 3rd world law enforcement. The retirement plan isn't any worse than all the corporate analysts that take RSO generated information and repackage it for sale. Both sides benefit.Rsoandrew (talk) 17:54, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Extensive editing[edit]

It appears that this page needs some comprehensive editing. There are a number of statements either inappropriate for a wikipedia article or that are not properly sourced. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.70.227.217 (talk) 02:32, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Split[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Summary style, the External links section has gotten so long (and a bit random) that I suggest it be given its own article which will clean up both Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Diplomatic Security Service as the posters appear to be adding identical external links to both articles simultaneously. Mikebar (talk) 18:24, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Logos, Seals, Insignias, Etc.[edit]

There is NO official seal for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Same goes for the Diplomatic Security Service, Regional Security Offices, and all the other offices and units that constitute DS. The only official seal associated with DS is the seal of the U.S. Department of State (AKA "The Great Seal"). The yellow and blue badge logo is, at best, fan art, and should not be on this or other DS-related pages. 69.143.107.180 (talk) 23:28, 7 November 2015 (UTC)J

Copy-Paste in personnel section[edit]

The "Personnel" section appears to be copy and pasted-wholesale from this page. I bet other parts are too. --AW (talk) 04:06, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

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