June 4, 2003
International Materials Protection, Control and Accountability Nonproliferation Initiative
The Department of Energy is responsible for initiatives designed to reduce the threat related to nuclear materials and weapons in the former Soviet Union (FSU). One of the most prominent initiatives is the International Materials Protection, Control and Accountability (IMPC&A) program, whose objective is to reduce the risk posed by weapons and weapons-usable nuclear material at 95 sites in the FSU. The Department commits about $250 million annually to this initiative.