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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.

Feb. 22, 2021

DTRA Partners with Lithuanian Ministry of Defense

FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently partnered with the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense to install the Transportable Xenon Laboratory (TXL) and a high-volume air particulate sampler to measure radionuclide backgrounds near Vilnius, Lithuania.

Feb. 18, 2021

DTRA Cyber Security Project Using AI and ML to Save Time, Protect Data

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Cybersecurity experts at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) are on the cusp of implementing a new system, called Bird Dog, that has the potential to greatly enhance the cybersecurity defenses of not just the agency, but DoD community as a whole.

Feb. 18, 2021

ADAMANT about Warfighter Protection

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is looking to accelerate medical research to treat the exposure of botulinum neurotoxin, a potentially fatal biological warfare agent that is a target of interest for many global health security officials.


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