The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose E. Gottemoeller, leads the interagency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. This entails overseeing the negotiation, implementation, and verification of international agreements in arms control and international security. Other specific responsibilities include directing and coordinating export control policies and policies to prevent missile, nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons proliferation. All of these contribute to the State Department’s strategic goal of countering threats to the United States and the international order. The Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security serves as a Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State.

The Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs report to the Under Secretary.


In The News

Dayton Article IV Review Conference Luncheon Remarks

(July 17): Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller delivered remarks at the Dayton Article IV Review Conference. Full Text»

Innovation in Arms Control Challenge: Winner Announced

(July 8): The Innovation in Arms Control Challenge demonstrates one way the U.S. Department of State is exploring new ideas to shape its understanding of modern capabilities that can support diplomacy in the 21st century. More»


Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

Implementing Missile Defense in a Global Context

Deputy Assistant Secretary Rose (June 17) : "The United States is continuing to ensure that our missile defense priorities are funded, on track, and on budget." Full Text»

Bureau of International security and nonproliferation

(July 1) DAS Simon Limage Offers Remarks at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Forensics


Bureau of political-military affairs

Global Peace Operations Initiative Worldwide Conference

Date: 07/09/2014 Description: Assistant Secretaqry Talwar - State Dept Image

Assistant Secretary Talwar (Jul 9): "We are dedicated to achieving concrete and sustainable results that contribute to international peace and security." Full Text» Media Note» GPOI»

U.S. Aerospace and Defense Technology at The Farnborough Air Show

Date: 07/08/2014 Description: Farnborough Air Show, England - State Dept Image

A delegation of senior U.S. officials advocated for U.S. companies bidding on foreign commercial and defense contracts, promote U.S. defense sales abroad, and discuss how Export Control Reform supports our global partners and allies. Media Note»