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Statement on Threat Incident on December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli released the following statement regarding the threat incident that occurred on December 7, 2016:

"OCTO is committed to a safe and secure work environment for every staff member at any of our locations. Immediately after the alleged threat was reported, we worked closely with MPD and building security to secure our facilities. Once given the all clear from MPD, we explained the situation to OCTO staff and made counselors available to all who needed support. We also provided multiple MPD-led trainings on how staff should respond in an actual incident. OCTO is conducting a thorough review of existing processes and procedures to ensure our staff is as safe as possible at all times."