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USA. 2007 ‘Management and Security of National Stockpiles.’ National Report of the United States of America on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations. 17 July

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Management and Security of National Stockpiles

Stockpile management is carried out through a DOD Small Arms Serialization Program (SASP) run by the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA). The SASP is responsible for the control of, and accounting for, small arms' serial numbers from initial receipt to final disposition.

All small arms are individually registered by serial number in the DOD Central Registry. Component units of the U.S. armed forces maintain individual registries and provide reports on holdings to the DOD Central Registry on a monthly basis.

Small arms with missing, obliterated, mutilated or illegible serial numbers are assigned a serial number for registry purposes. This system allows accounting for all small arms, including those on hand, in transit, lost, stolen, demilitarized or shipped outside the control of DOD.

Stockpile security measures include electronic security systems, integration of physical security in wartime and demobilization plans, creating and sustaining physical security awareness, and identifying resources and requirements to apply adequate measures.

Physical security measures include security forces, military working dogs, physical barriers, secure locking systems, intrusion detection systems, badging systems, etc.

[DOD = US Department of Defence]

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