EO 12946
Effective Date: January 20, 1995

Responsible Office: Office of Management Systems


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, including section
1601 of the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1994
(Public Law 103-160), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as
amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2) ("Act"), except that subsections (e)
and (f) of section 10 of such Act do no apply, and section 301 of
title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment.  There is established within the
Department of Defense the President's Advisory Board on Arms
Proliferation Policy" ("Board").  The Board shall consist of five
members who shall be appointed by the President from among
persons in private life who are noted for their stature and
expertise regarding the proliferation of strategic and advanced
conventional weapons and are from diverse backgrounds.  The
President shall designate one of the members as Chairperson of
the Board.

Sec. 2. Functions. The Board shall advise the President on
implementation of United States conventional arms transfer
policy, other issues related to arms proliferation policy, and on
other matters deemed appropriate by the President.  The Board
shall report to the President through the Assistant to the
President for National Security Affairs.

Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of executive agencies
shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide to the Board such
information as it may require for the purpose of carrying out its

     (b) Members of the Board shall serve without compensation,
but shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu
of subsistence, as authorized by law, including 5 U.S.C. 5701-
5707 and section 7(d) of the Act, for persons serving
intermittently in government service.

     (c) The Department of Defense or the head of any other
Federal department or agency may detail to the Board, upon
request of the Chairperson of the Board, any of the personnel of
the department or agency to assist the Board in carrying out its

     (d) The Secretary of Defense shall designate a federally
funded research and development center with expertise in the
matters covered by the Board to provide the Board with such
support services as the Board may need to carry out its duties.

     (e) The Department of Defense shall provide the Board with
administrative services, facilities, staff, and other support
services necessary for the performance of its functions.

Sec. 4. General. (a) The Board shall terminate 30 days after the
date on which the President submits the final report of the Board
to the Congress.

     (b) For reasons of national security or for such other
reasons as specified in section 552(b) of title 5, United States
Code, the Board shall not provide public notice or access to
meetings at which national security information will be
discussed.  Authority to make such determinations shall reside
with the Secretary of Defense or his designee who must be an
official required to be appointed by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate.

     (c) Information made available to the Board shall be given
all necessary security protection in accordance with applicable
laws and regulations.

     (d) Each member of the Board and each member of the Board's
staff shall execute an agreement not to reveal any classified
information obtained by virtue of his or her service with the
Board except as authorized by applicable law and regulations.

                         /s/William J. Clinton

January 20, 1995


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