National Counterproliferation Center

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The National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was formally established December 21, 2005. [1]

"The Intelligence and Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 provided for the establishment of the NCPC to enhance coordination, planning and information sharing amongst the IC on proliferation issues. The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction’s Report of March 31, 2005 also recommended the establishment of an NCPC." President George W. Bush "accepted the Commission’s recommendation on June 30, 2005." [2]

Mission

"The NCPC will coordinate strategic planning within the Intelligence Community (IC) to enhance intelligence support to United States efforts to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related delivery systems. It will work with the Intelligence Community to identify critical intelligence gaps or shortfalls in collection, analysis or exploitation, and develop solutions to ameliorate or close these gaps. It will also work with the Intelligence Community to identify long-term proliferation threats and requirements and develop strategies to ensure the IC is positioned to address these threats and issues. NCPC will reach out to elements both inside the Intelligence Community and outside the IC and the U.S. Government to identify new methods or technologies that can enhance the capabilities of the IC to detect and defeat future proliferation threats." [3]

Personnel

  • Ambassador Kenneth C. Brill, NCPC Director and Counter Proliferation Mission Manager