Chemical security in the industry
Since its inception in 2007, the U.S. State Department’s Chemical Security Program (CSP) has partnered with government, law enforcement, security, academic, research, transportation, and industrial communities to develop, enable, and mobilize their capabilities to prevent, disrupt, and counter state and non-state actors’ abilities to conduct chemical attacks. Additionally, CSP works with partner countries to detect, mitigate, and respond to chemical attacks and the proliferation of weaponizable dual-use chemicals and precursors. To accomplish this mission, CSP secures chemical weapons (CW)-related assets, such as chemicals, equipment, technologies, expertise, and infrastructure, against proliferator state misuse and terrorist exploitation. CSP also sponsors efforts that enable international partners to identify and address chemical security vulnerabilities, detect and investigate early warning signs of CW plots, as well as respond to a chemical attack and attribute it to the appropriate state or non-state actors.
Specifically, CSP seeks to decrease chemical threats by: a) strengthening the institutional capacity of partner countries to disrupt chemical attacks; b) promoting awareness of chemical threats and the adoption of threat mitigation and response policies and best-practices; and c) collaborating with partners to secure CW-related assets throughout the chemical supply chain. Since the inception of this office’s counter-state chemical nonproliferation programming in 2002, CSP has established broad and deep global networks among policy and technical communities as one of the State Department’s most mature capacity-building programs to counter CW threats.
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