The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction are taking measures to reduce the number of accidents caused by conventional weapons. More accidents are occurring with the proliferation of small arms and light weapons; DTRA wants to significantly reduce those accidents and the risks of their occurrence. In doing so, DTRA's SA/LW Program organizes and conducts seminars on the practices for physical security and stockpile management throughout the world. Its goal is to educate countries through seminars on proper management of stockpiles and to ultimately assuage the risk of those weapons becoming available to insurgents.
"How DTRA/SCC-WMD is Minimizing the Risk of Catastrophic Accidents,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol16/iss2/3