FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Riley / Rafael Lemaitre (202) 3956618
April 22, 2002
SENATE CONFIRMS ONDCP DEPUTY DIRECTOR
FOR DRUG SUPPLY REDUCTION
(Washington, D.C.)The United States Senate confirmed Barry D. Crane today as the Deputy Director for Supply Reduction of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Crane brings extensive experience in the research, policy, and evaluation of interdiction and counterdrug strategy.
ONDCP Director John P. Walters said, "Barry Crane understands the devastating impact drug abuse inflicts on our communities and the necessity for a balanced drug control policy. His advocacy of effective drug interdiction and supply reduction strategies support the President's philosophy of disrupting the market for illegal drugs. Drug trafficking and consumption threaten the rule of law, democratic institutions, and human rights throughout the world. The President's strategy of attacking the economic basis of the drug trade will reduce the volume of illegal drugs reaching our shores, reduce the threats international terrorist organizations pose, and strengthen democratic institutions abroad."
Prior to joining ONDCP, Crane served as a Project Leader in the Operational Evaluation Division at the Institute for Defense Analysis where he examined the effectiveness of interdiction operations against the cocaine business enterprise and technical performance of many interdiction systems. From 1987 to 1991, he served as a Specialist for Electronic Systems in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering, and from 1983 to 1986 he served at HQ USAF in the Air Force Studies and Analyses Chief Tactical Branch.
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Barry Crane retired from U.S. Air Force in 1991 as a Colonel. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Arizona.