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DTRA enables Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Government, and International Partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Emerging Threats.

Who We Are
DTRA is the defense department’s agency to mitigate WMD and emerging threats. DTRA’s workforce is an integrated mix of personnel from government, military, and industry, blending a variety of skillsets at the individual and organizational level.

What We Do
We work to identify, develop, and field solutions to counter WMD and emerging threats, leveraging our unique capabilities and expertise in direct support of Joint Staff and Combatant Command requirements.

July 23, 2021

Mr. Michael L. Bruhn, SES, Senior Executive Advisor, DTRA, retired after more than 40 years of service

On July 22, 2021, Mr. Michael L. Bruhn, SES, Senior Executive Advisor, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, retired after more than 40 years of service.

July 15, 2021

Dr. Rhy Williams visits USSTRATCOM

Dr. Rhys Williams, Acting Director, DTRA visited USSTRATCOM on July 14, 2021. Met by Deputy Commander, Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, Dr. Williams received a C2F tour of the facility and several briefings on the strategic deterrence mission. DTRA plays a critical role in mitigating weapons of mass destruction and emerging threats.

July 14, 2021

DTRA’s Historic Chemical Weapons Destruction Efforts in Former Soviet Union

FORT BELVOIR, Va.—Throughout 2021, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program is celebrating 30 years of collaboration with foreign partners to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by securing and eliminating chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) material, infrastructure, and expertise.


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