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National Counterproliferation and Biosecurity Center

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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The National Counterproliferation and Biosecurity Center NCBC, originally established by Congress in 2005 as the National Counter Proliferation Center NCPC, is one of three mission centers within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ODNI, along with the National Counterterrorism Center NCTC and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center NCSC. Since its establishment, NCBC has been the primary U.S. intelligence organization managing the collection, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence on the proliferation ofnuclear, biological, radiological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction WMD, their technologies, materials, expertise, and delivery systems. In the context of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has expressed interest in improving collaboration among experts inside and outside the government on matters relating to public health emergencies. Congress enacted Section 401 of the Intelligence Authorization Act IAA for Fiscal Year FY 2022 Division X of P.L. 117-103 to provide NCPC with a new biosecurity mission. This provision amended the National Security Act of 1947 to rename NCPC as the National Counterproliferation and Biosecurity Center, andexpanded the Centers authorities to include management of intelligence on emerging foreign biological threats, including diseases with pandemic potential.

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  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

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[A, Approved For Public Release]