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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 10, 2021

DTRA Side-Steps COVID Challenges to Continue Support to International Partners

FORT BELVOIR, Va.--The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) traditional “boots on the ground” approach to build security cooperation capacity with partner nations met with the unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic.

March 10, 2021


The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, in its role the Joint Science and Technology Office held an Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) with a small team of U.S. Air Force Emergency Managers . . .

Feb. 23, 2021

DTRA partner nations in South East Asia Enabled Countries to Rapidly Respond to Outbreaks

FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) worked with Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to build and develop biological security, safety and surveillance capabilities as part of the Agency’s long term history of building partnerships with countries around the globe.


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