On-Site Inspection and Building Capacity Directorate

Mission

The On-Site Inspection and Building Capacity Directorate enables the Department of Defense, the U.S. Government, and International Partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by conducting Arms Control and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Building Partner Capacity Activities.

DTRA Implements U.S. Government Arms Control Verification through inspections, monitoring, and escort missions to prevent WMD proliferation.

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION (CWC)

DTRA provides National escort for Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspections at U.S. DoD declared sites.

 
NEW START TREATY

New START Treaty (NST)

DTRA conducts intrusive on-site inspections of declared strategic facilities in the Russian Federation and escort Russian teams when they inspect U.S. strategic sites under the NST, a bilateral treaty that is designed to limit strategic offensive arms.

 
PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION REACTOR AGREEMENT

PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION REACTOR AGREEMENT (PPRA)

DTRA conducts visits to Russian Federation sites to monitor the status of shut-down nuclear reactors and select secured-storage of plutonium oxide under PPRA, a diplomatic agreement that provides for the shutdown and monitoring of plutonium-producing reactors in the United States and Russia. DTRA personnel escort Russian monitors at U.S. nuclear facilities that are subject to the agreement.

 
TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE

TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE (CFE)

DTRA provides inspectors to conduct on-site inspections under the CFE treaty, which is designed to strengthen regional security and enhance cooperation in Europe by placing numerical limitations on specific types of conventional armament and equipment. DTRA personnel also escorts foreign inspection teams when they conduct CFE inspections of U.S. conventional forces in Europe.

 
VIENNA DOCUMENT 2011

VIENNA DOCUMENT 2011

DTRA provides personnel for inspections of military activities and evaluations of military units of non-NATO signatory states, as well as liaisons during inspection and evaluations of states where U.S. Forces are present in support of the Vienna Document, a diplomatic agreement that is intended to enhance confidence and security building measures throughout Europe via information exchange and military-to-military interaction.

 
DAYTON PEACE ACCORDS

DAYTON PEACE ACCORDS

DTRA provides operations support for monitoring and verifying the arms control elements of the Dayton Peace Accords.

 

Our Building Partner Capacity activities enable the Department of Defense and the U.S. Government to build the capacity of our allies and partners to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD).

 

 

 
 
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, and NUCLEAR (CBRN) MILITARY ADVISORY TEAMS

Counter WMD Crisis Response & Security Cooperation Exercises Program (CSCEP)

DTRA integrates CWMD and CBRN defense preparedness across DoD’s mission set through operations-based exercises, drills, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises that incorporate CWMD and CBRN training objectives. SCEP executes DTRA security cooperation capstone exercises to ensure GCC training and equipping goals are met, and partner nations have achieved the necessary capacity to be interoperable with coalition forces.

 
INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPROLIFERATION PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPROLIFERATION PROGRAM (ICP)

DTRA collaborates with FBI and DHS to provide WMD detection, interdiction and investigation training to build measureable and lasting capacity of partner nations' law enforcement structures.

 
PROLIFERATION SECURITY INITIATIVE

PROLIFERATION SECURITY INITIATIVE (PSI)

DTRA provides support to the Department of State, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Geographic Combatant Commands, and Foreign Partners by designing, planning, and executing international, multilateral PSI exercises, events, workshops, training, and outreach in order to build political will and capacity to stop trafficking in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials to and from state and non-state actors of proliferation concern.

 

ABOUT DTRA

DTRA provides cross-cutting solutions to enable the Department of Defense, the United States Government, and international partners to deter strategic attack against the United States and its allies; prevent, reduce, and counter WMD and emerging threats; and prevail against WMD-armed adversaries in crisis and conflict.  

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