The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.
A primary goal of OSAC is to develop an effective security communication network. Membership is available to representatives of all U.S. owned, incorporated or affiliated private sector enterprises, non-governmental or religious organizations, and educational institutions abroad, regardless of citizenship or nationality of individual members. However, private sector representatives from non-U.S. based organizations may be granted membership privileges at the discretion of the Regional Security Officer. There is no cost involved with OSAC constituency.
The OSAC Country Council for Sweden is a forum for sharing best practices and provides information and tools necessary to manage security-related issues. OSAC promotes effective cooperation by working to assist the U.S. private sector to better anticipate security issues, including identifying and tracking threats, particularly those targeting private sector personnel, facilities, investments, interests, and intellectual property. The OSAC Country Council for Sweden convenes a number of times times each year to discuss security threats and public / private partnerships aimed at combating them.
AmCham Sweden promotes security cooperation and facilitates the work of the OSAC Country Council for Sweden in partnership with the U.S. Embassy.