Thirty Years of Enhanced Strategic Security through the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center

U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Media Note
April 6, 2018

The U.S. Department of State commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC). Established in 1987 with the purpose of opening a communications channel to the USSR to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict, today the U.S. NRRC exchanges thousands of time-sensitive notifications a year with foreign counterparts that cover nuclear, conventional, chemical, and cyber issues.

Housed at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., the NRRC operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in 6 different languages (English, Italian, Russian, German, French, and Spanish), and is equipped with secure and private lines of direct communication. The NRRC is a key resource for the promotion of transparency and stability that enhances confidence and directly contributes to our national security interests.

As we meet the security challenges of the 21st century and seek to advance U.S., allied, and partner security, we will continue to support future arms control measures that are verifiable and enforceable and explore new ways at strengthening modern confidence building through technical and innovative means.

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