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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.

May 14, 2021

DTRA's Denuclearization Legacy to Remember

Throughout the year 2021, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s 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.

May 7, 2021

ISO Hearing Reviewing DOD Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Countering WMD in FY22

Jennifer Walsh, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security and acting undersecretary of defense for policy; Dr. Brandi C. Vann, acting assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs; Navy Vice Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski, deputy command of U.S. Special Operations Command; and Dr. Rhys M. Williams, acting director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, testify during a subcommittee on intelligence and special operations hearing, May 4, 2021. Their testimony will include a review of the Defense Department’s strategy, policy and programs for countering weapons of mass destruction for fiscal year 2022.

May 4, 2021

On Location

CBRN systems are being adapted to go more places with the warfighter. American forces and our allies face potential but real symmetric and asymmetric Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) threats during forward deployed operations. As such, it is vital to possess capabilities to protect, mitigate, and understand these threats to facilitate effective decision-making so that the force can continue operations within a hazardous environment.


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