Because chemical and biological weapons are deliberate, controlled attempts to inflict widespread harm, DTRA’s efforts to combat WMD often have non-military applications. Partnering with the Department of Defense and other government agencies, DTRA works to determine how widespread, unlawful release of chemical and biological agents would impact our country. Using state-of-the-art technology, DTRA delivers key capabilities and core competencies to prepare the U.S. for chemical attacks and disease pandemics.