How We Work

How We Work


NCPC works with the Intelligence Community (IC) to identify critical holes in our WMD knowledge - resulting from shortfalls in collection, analysis, or exploitation - and then develops solutions to reduce or close these gaps.


In conjunction with the policy community, NCPC also helps to identify long-term proliferation threats and requirements, and develops strategies to ensure that the IC is positioned to address these over-the-horizon threats.


NCPC drives whole-of-government actions to implement US policy objectives. To do this, NCPC depends not only on the 16 agencies of the IC, but also partners with experts across the US Government and in the private sector.


Specifically, we:

  • Conceptualize and implement strategies to provide top-level direction and priorities to focus the IC's counterproliferation efforts
  • Sponsor campaigns to accelerate progress against our most intractable WMD challenges
  • Promote (and often kick-start) high-risk/high-payoff initiatives that benefit the entire community
  • Ensure vital programs/infrastructure are appropriately maintained and resourced
  • Identify/overcome any obstacles hindering collaboration among IC CP elements

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