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Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance: Bureau Organization

Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC)
The U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center operates the United States' communications links used to exchange information with foreign governments in support of arms control treaties and security-building agreements. More»

Office of Chemical and Biological Weapons (AVC/CBW)
Leads Departmental efforts to promote the global ban on chemical weapons embodied in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), manages the U.S. National Authority for the CWC, and assesses compliance with the CWC and the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). More»

Office of Euro-Atlantic Security Affairs (AVC/ESA)
The Office of Euro-Atlantic Security Affairs serves as the lead within the Department for all matters relating to existing and prospective European and Euro-Atlantic arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and security arrangements concerning conventional and non-strategic nuclear weapons and forces. More»

Office of Missile Defense & Space Policy (AVC/MDSP)
The Office of Missile Defense & Space Policy provides research, analysis, options, and recommendations to support the AVC Bureau Assistant Secretary, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and other senior Department of State officials on issues related to missile defense, strategic early warning cooperation, and national security-related space policy. More»

Office of Multilateral and Nuclear Affairs (AVC/MNA)
The Office of Multilateral and Nuclear Affairs leads efforts to promote the vision of a safe, secure world without nuclear weapons through the development, negotiation and implementation of policies relating to bilateral and multinational nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements and commitments. More»

Office of Strategic Affairs (AVC/SA)
The Office of Strategic Affairs supports the AVC Bureau Assistant Secretary and the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the formulation, negotiation, ratification, implementation, verification, and compliance analysis of both current and prospective arms control agreements involving strategic offensive weapons systems, as well as intermediate-range and non-strategic nuclear offensive weapons systems. More»

Office of Verification and Transparency Technologies (AVC/VTT)
The Office of Verification and Transparency Technologies leads the Bureau in identifying technological solutions for verification and compliance issues for current and future arms control challenges, thereby enabling policy choices. This includes coordinating the National Technical Means (NTM) that detect the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery and developing analytical assessments based on data acquired from a wide variety of sensor programs on WMD and the means of their delivery to support verification and compliance objectives. More»


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