Office of National Drug Control Policy
According to the ONDCP website, the "principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy. The Strategy directs the Nation's anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among Federal, State, and local entities.
"By law, the Director of ONDCP also evaluates, coordinates, and oversees both the international and domestic anti-drug efforts of executive branch agencies and ensures that such efforts sustain and complement State and local anti-drug activities. The Director advises the President regarding changes in the organization, management, budgeting, and personnel of Federal Agencies that could affect the Nation's anti-drug efforts; and regarding Federal agency compliance with their obligations under the Strategy."
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- Government Accountability Office, Office of National Drug Control Policy--Video News Release, B-303495, January 4, 2005.
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- John Eggerton, "White House's ONDCP Nixes VNRs', Broadcasting & Cable, March 31, 2005.
- Robert D. Novak, "Henry Waxman's War," Washington Post, July 26, 2007. re Henry A. Waxman and Sara Taylor