EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND ADVISOR
FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS (D/EX)



The Executive Secretary, on behalf of the Director, initiates and provides Agency liaison to other national security agencies, and coordinates within ACDA and with other agencies to ensure appropriate ACDA representation at senior-level interagency deliberations and international summits and the timely exchange of information at the sub-cabinet level and above. The Executive Secretary advises the Director and other Agency principals on arms control and management policy options, the status of policy deliberation within the Agency, and the optimum methods and procedures to implement policy decisions. The Executive Secretary also advises on the status of internal operations and activities, and implements improved approaches to streamline the Agency's productivity and to increase its effectiveness. The Executive Secretary manages the Director's formal record of communications regarding arms control policy deliberations and decisions, and ensures the accuracy of and accountability for official communications by employing state-of-the-art computer technology (ESPRIT computer system) to image, catalog, retrieve, and permanently preserve ACDA and interagency documents on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. The Executive Secretary's office is involved extensively in planning for the integration of ACDA into the State Department, in accordance with the President's decision of April 18, 1997, to reorganize the foreign affairs agencies. The Executive Secretary serves as the Agency representative to the Core Team which oversees the integration "blueprint" planning process for the Secretary of State and the Directors of ACDA and the U.S. Information Agency and the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.