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FBI Counterproliferation Center

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FBI Counterproliferation Center: Keeping weapons of mass destruction and other critical technologies out of the wrong hands.

The spread of WMD and other technologies is a significant threat to U.S. national security. That’s why the FBI established its Counterproliferation Center (CPC) in 2011. A component of the National Security Branch, the CPC combines the counterproliferation expertise of the Bureau’s Counterintelligence Division, WMD Directorate, and Directorate of Intelligence. All FBI counterproliferation investigations are managed by the CPC, which leverages law enforcement and intelligence techniques to prevent the acquisition of WMD and critical controlled technologies. Collaborative efforts with the Bureau’s federal partners and the private sector play an important role in these efforts.

In Depth

- Definition
- FBI Role/Authorities

Inside the CPC
- Overview

Internal Partners
- Counterintelligence
Intelligence Branch
- Weapons of Mass Destruction

External Partners
- Defense Intelligence Agency
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Energy
- Department of State
- Director of National Intelligence