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Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

Office of Emerging Security Challenges

Our Mission

The Office of Emerging Security Challenges (ESC) leads the development of Department positions to enhance space security and missile defense cooperation among allies and partners. ESC also leads the Department’s efforts to ensure security in the Polar Regions, and plays a leading role in enhancing cyber strategic stability through enhanced cooperation and the development of confidence building measures as well as the national security implications of artificial intelligence.

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