FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rafael Lemaitre / Tom Riley (202) 3956618
Thursday, August 1, 2002
BARRY CRANE SWORN IN AS ONDCP DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SUPPLY REDUCTION;
Crane Brings Years of Drug Interdiction and Research Experience
to National Drug Control Office
(Washington, D.C.)Dr. Barry Crane, recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate
as Deputy Director for Supply Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control
Policy (ONDCP), was sworn in by John P. Walters. Deputy Director Crane is widely
recognized as an expert in drug interdiction and supply reduction research.
His experience with market-driven supply reduction efforts will significantly
contribute to the realization of President Bush's goal of reducing drug use
in America by ten percent in two years and 25 percent in five years.
John P. Walters, Director of National Drug Control Policy, said, "Throughout
the course of his career, Barry has played a tremendous role in helping policy-makers
understand how dangerous drugs enter our country. He possesses an in-depth
knowledge of the complex cocaine and heroin businesses and their markets. Dr.
Crane's service at ONDCP will be crucial as we work to rally parents, teachers,
community leaders, religious leaders, and others to work together to reduce
Dr. Crane previously served as a Project Leader for Counterdrug Research
at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Operational Evaluation Division. In
this position, he led research scientists and consultants in examining the
effectiveness of interdiction operations against the cocaine business enterprise
and the technical performance of many interdiction systems. Dr. Crane provided
over one hundred counterdrug operational assessments for the United States
Interdiction Coordinator, the DoD's Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special
Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, and the United States Coast Guard's
Office of Law Enforcement. Additionally, Dr. Crane has worked extensively with
the Departments of State and Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration,
the U.S. Customs Service, and the United Nations Drug Control Program efforts
in Bogotá, Lima, and Vienna. Dr. Crane served in the United States Air Force
for 24 years.