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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rafael Lemaitre / Tom Riley (202) 395–6618
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 drug use."

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.

 

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