Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism. Volume 1. Executive Summary
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC
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This Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical NBC Terrorism provides the latest findings of the interagency Counterproliferation Program Review Committee CPRC. The CPRC was chartered by Congress in 1994 to report on the activities and programs of the Department of Defense DoD, the Department of Energy DOE, and the Intelligence Community IC that address improvements in the U.S. Governments efforts to combat weapons of mass destruction WMD and their means of delivery. In 1997, Congress broadened the CPRCs responsibilities to review those research and development RD activities and programs related to countering terrorists--nuclear, biological, and chemical threats. With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA for Fiscal Year FY 2008, Congress further broadened the scope of the CPRC by expanding its membership to include the Department of Homeland Security DHS and the Department of State DOS, and by changing the ICs CPRC representative from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Director of National Intelligence DNI. This report is the principal Executive Branch summary of activities and programs that provide technologies and capabilities to combat WMD. The term WMD used in this report refers to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear CBRN weapons that can kill large numbers of people andor cause great damage to man-made structures, natural structures, or the biosphere in general. Other interagency committees or department-specific groups also publish related, but separate, reports on nonproliferation, arms control, and combating terrorism programs. The findings and recommendations of the CPRCs biennial review are presented in this, its 16th report to Congress.
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