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Office of the Vice President for Research
102 Anderson Hall
Manhattan KS, 66506


Facility Security Office

The Facility Security Office, or FSO, provides assistance in meeting security requirements associated with contracts, projects, or programs supported by K-State. 

As a cleared defense contractor, K-State participates in the security program administered in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD 5220.22-M, and the Defense Security Service (DSS). 

The FSO performs the following primary functions: 

  • Protects national security, maintains United States economic and military advantage, and protects K-State research efforts;
  • Performs industrial security functions outlined in the NISPOM and required by DSS; and
  • Obtains, maintains, and terminates personnel security clearances issued to K-State employees working on contracts for the United States Government.

Another function of FSO is to communicate information that is valuable to the larger K-State research enterprise. Some information on FSO pages is accessible to all researchers and relevant staff members, but other information is for cleared personnel only. 





Data custodian information

Forms and information for cleared personnel


Contact us

Facility Security Office
1041 Pat Roberts Hall
1900 Denison Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506