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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. 10, 2021

Machine Learning: DTRA Helps to Equip for the Unknown and Uncertain

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Defense (DoD) offers a new tool in the fight against the disease -- the ability to warn of an infection up to 48 hours before overt symptoms appear. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is developing an early infection-warning system that is grounded on the clinical fact that when a person is exposed to a pathogen, that person undergoes certain measurable changes in the body before symptoms appear. This infection-warning capability is called the Rapid Analysis of Threat Exposure (RATE).

Feb. 8, 2021

DTRA Supports Global Health Efforts through Modeling and Simulation

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Recognized across the government as the “24/7” Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) subject matter experts, the Secretary of Defense’s Office and the Department of Health and Human Services sought the support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) modeling and simulation expertise during the pandemic response.

Feb. 8, 2021

A Reflection of African-American History: From the Desk of Col. George R. Farfour

KIRKLAND AFB, NM - February, as Black History Month, is a time to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to our country. Though no single article can adequately cover African-American history justly, there are few areas that can rival the vast participation of African-Americans in war.


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