Counterproliferation Program Review Committee

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"In the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (as amended), Congress directed that the Counterproliferation Program Review Committee (CPRC) be established to review activities and programs related to countering proliferation within the Department of Defense (DoD) (Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Commanders in Chief (CINCs), and Services), Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. intelligence community (IC). The high-level national commitment to countering proliferation threats is reflected in the CPRC’s membership. It is chaired by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and composed of the Secretary of Energy (as vice chair), the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). The CPRC is chartered to make and implement recommendations regarding interdepartmental activities and programs to address short-falls in existing and programmed capabilities to counter the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery (NBC/M). In the 1997 NDAA, Congress broadened the CPRC’s responsibilities and specified that the CPRC add to its mandate the review of activities and programs of the CPRC-represented organizations related to countering paramilitary and terrorist NBC threats." [1]

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