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Headquarters

Most of DSS activities are performed at the Defense Security Service headquarters, located on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va., right outside of the nation's capital in Washington, DC, at:

27130 Telegraph Rd.
Quantico, VA 22134
(571) 305-6562

Employees at Quantico, Mill Road, and Chantilly locations will all follow OPM's operating status guidelines for closures, dismissals and delays. The current OPM operating status is available here.

For unique situations (such as those affecting specific buildings or Marine Corps Base Quantico), DSS will use the mass notification system or telephone rosters to notify employees as to the operating status.

The operating status of Marine Corps Base Quantico can be found here. Changes to the base operating status will also be posted to the Facebook page, Twitter and on the MCBQ Hotline at 703-784-3638.

For other locations in the National Capital Region, check here for information on operating status.

Vetting Risk Operations Center

The Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC) is located in Hanover, MD. Employees at the VROC will follow the operating status guidelines for Fort George G. Meade. Fort Meade weather status announcements will be made on Facebook, Twitter alert, local TV and radio outlets, and through the recorded Meade weather line at 301-677-MEAD or 301-677-6323.

Center for Development of Security Excellence

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is located in Linthicum, Md., at:

938 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

In the event of inclement weather, or any other event that might require early dismissal from or closing of the CDSE building in Linthicum, MD, call (410) 689-7720.

Regional & Field Offices

DSS has four Regional Offices and 43 field offices across the nation.

  • Capital Region Field Offices
  • Northern Region Field Offices
  • Southern Region Field Offices
  • Western Region Field Offices