Virginia Tech has been a cleared contractor with the Department of Defense dating back to the 1960s. More recently, the university has committed resources to further support this industrial security function, including dedicated facilities, staff, and infrastructure. The Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC) administers the university’s industrial security program under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). OESRC will clear faculty and staff as well as undergraduate and graduate students depending on the needs of an individual program and customer. Select from the menu below to learn more about individual components of the Industrial Security program or contact an OESRC team member for questions.