The Office of Public Affairs (PA) is organized to execute its legislative mandate for "the dissemination and coordination of public information concerning arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament." This includes responsibility for all media contacts, press guidance on questions relating to ACDA, planning and coordinating speaking engagements by ACDA officials, and preparation of materials for distribution to the public.
The Office of Public Affairs, through a comprehensive Speakers Program, makes the Director and other senior ACDA officials available to the media, Non-Governmental Organizations, business, academic and civic groups, as well as the general public, for interviews, speeches, and other public speaking events.
The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for ACDA's active Publications Program. PA produces a range of materials, including brochures, fact sheets, press releases, reports, and compendia of treaties and agreements. They are available from the ACDA website, http://www.acda.gov and by calling toll-free 1-800-581-ACDA. For a listing of current publications, contact the Fax-on-Demand at (202) 647-1322.