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Michael Braukus/Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington

Sept. 26, 2006
NASA Announces New Security Procedure for News Media
Effective Oct. 1, 2006, all news media entering the access controlled area of the NASA headquarters building in Washington must be escorted.

News media accredited by the Office of Public Affairs and issued a media badge do not need to sign in at the visitor's desk, but they do need to arrange an escort from the Office of Public Affairs. Non-accredited media will be badged as visitors and escorted.

News media will be escorted to their business appointments by a NASA public affairs employee. Escorts will not be necessary for news media attending events in the auditorium.

Previously, news media representatives had unlimited access to the NASA headquarters building. This policy change makes the security procedures at headquarters consistent with those of NASA's field centers.

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