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senate Bill S. 3210

Embassy Design and Security Act of 2010

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      Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedApril 15th, 2010

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Embassy Design and Security Act of 2010

Official Title

A bill to establish a Design Excellence Program at the Department of State, to reestablish the Architectural Advisory Board, to assess the Standard Embassy Design Program, and for other purposes.


Embassy Design and Security Act of 2010 - States that it is U.S. policy to adopt design excellence as a mandate for a new generation of secure, high-performance diplomatic and consular facilities. Urges the Secretary of State to establish: (1) a design excellence program modeled after the General Services Administration (GSA) program to integrate security, innovation, and design and construction best practices for all facilities constructed under the direction of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations; and (2) a high-level board to track the design excellence program's progress. Directs the Secretary to reestablish the Architectural Advisory Board to: (1) advise the Department of State on design standards; and (2) review design quality and fitness.

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