Strategic Initiatives

DTRA’s core functions represent our enduring approach to deter, prevent and prevail against WMD threats.Even as these essential activities continue, the Agency must seek to tackle new and pressing challenges in innovative ways. The following initiatives seek to elevate particular problem sets that require additional attention and focus from an agency-wide perspective. These problem sets include:

Over the next year, the Agency will address these gaps and augment our core functions through four cross-agency initiatives designed to deliver expedited results by leveraging cross-agency task-organized approaches to deliver new capabilities and solutions to these pressing problems.

Crisis Response Readiness Team

Strengthen Future Arms Control

DTRA has a long history of preventing WMD proliferation and use through threat reduction and arms control efforts...

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Prepare for WMD Crisis

DTRA will prioritize crisis readiness for WMD use by state actors, to include the potential for limited nuclear use, across a range of scenarios...

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Adapt to the Information

Our competitors seize on opportunities within the information environment to advance narratives that challenge U.S. CWMD activities...

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Building the Workforce of
the Future

A renewed emphasis on recruiting, retaining, and empowering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and highly-skilled workforce...



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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