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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.

March 31, 2021

Saving Our Hides: A Kit for Every Occasion

Fast decontamination is critical to military working dog survival. For immediate canine decontamination, current guidance recommends the use of existing human skin-based decontamination solutions, such as Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL), along with copious amounts of soap and water. RSDL is highly effective on human skin, but since the RSDL is a lotion optimized for human skin, it may not be the best option for dogs, such as when warfighters are downrange where there is not likely enough water to fully wash and rinse the dogs. As a result, DTRA-JSTO is developing an effective immediate decontamination kit specifically for military working dogs to rapidly remove contamination and reduce risk to both the dogs and their handlers.

March 31, 2021

Team Kirtland Career Assistance Advisor Receives AF Award

A senior noncommissioned officer assigned to the 377th Force Support Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., has been selected as the 2020 Air Force Higher Headquarters Command & Control Operations Headquarters Senior NCO of the Year, a functional award for the career field.

March 26, 2021 March 26, 2021

DTRA Sponsors Strategic Dialogues with Partners to Advance Common Interests and Address Mutual Threats

FORT BELVOIR, Va. --The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is exploring key, emerging challenges that will manifest over the coming decade and convey key takeaways to the DTRA workforce and Department of Defense (DoD) community. In collaboration with leading research partners, DTRA sponsors strategic dialogues outside official diplomatic channels. These events provide a venue and engagement framework for structured, but informal, discussions among U.S. and foreign subject matter experts on key strategic issues.


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