Radio Controlled Improvised Explosives (RCIED) Card


The Technical Support Working Group has released the RCIED Card for use by military forces, Federal emergency and law enforcement officers, State and Local Fire, Law Enforcement, HAZMAT, Bomb Squad, EMS, and other emergency/public services organizations who may be involved with the evacuation of areas affected by a terrorist bomb threat.

The RCIED Card is a two sided, laminated 4x6 card with a pictorial representation of RCIED threats and a series of actions to take if they are encountered.  The card is available through the Government Printing Office.

The purpose of the card is to make this information readily available to military forces and emergency responders who may encounter a terrorist threat incident.

The RCIED Card is a restricted document available only to Federal, Allied, State, and local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities.  Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the document.  All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).

The RCIED Card is available from the Government Printing Office for $6.00 per package of 10. When ordering cite stock number 008-001-00177-1.  Orders may be placed via the Internet, phone, fax, and mail.

To order the RCIED Card, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number.  Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information.  Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number (and password for the CD ROM).  The products can then be ordered from the GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via the Internet, e-mail, telephone, fax, and mail. Online:, E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800, Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001.  All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.