Mr. Hunter Lutinski, SES, Director, Strategic Intergration Directorate (SI), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Mr. Kyle Lampela, SES, Director,( Directorate ), DTRA and Mrs. Amanda Richardson, SES, Director, Research and Development Directorate (RD), discuss professional development tactics and experiences with work/ life balance during a P3 Midpoint Refresher Seminar at DTRA headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Va.

Build an Integrated and Forward-Thinking Agency

Preparing for future global trends is a national security imperative requiring strategic foresight, particularly given current global instability. Shaping the future in the face of uncertainty is critical to this effort and requires unconventional thinking, allowing us to sense, shape, and readily adapt with flexibility. Based on the NSS and the NDS, DTRA must engage a whole-of-agency approach to validate assumptions, analyze drivers, and understand future uncertainties through an iterative process with constant re-evaluation by a diverse team of subject matter experts. Processes that foster faster, more corporatized decision-making and flexible management of resources will allow the agency to meet its mission even as threats grow and resources tighten.

In DTRA’s continuing efforts to align investments and resources to strategic priorities, the agency is launching a Strategic Resource Board (SRB) to serve as a consistent senior leader forum for transparent, cross-cutting agency resourcing decisions. Central to this effort is developing a more dynamic and corporately organized resource management process. The SRB will facilitate better alignment of OAIs against our most pressing challenges consistent with our campaigning approach. Through tools like the mission-scoping analysis framework, DTRA will orient activities to support Combatant Command CWMD operational plans that offset an adversary’s ability to develop advanced WMD and dual-use capabilities, coerce potential partners, and prepare for conflict in a WMD environment through innovative solutions. Reducing risks in a resource-constrained environment through tradeoff analyses on an agency-wide basis allows the organization to prioritize resources.

The agency must ensure our information and facilities are suitable for the modern digital environment, secure in the face of growing cyber and information based threats, and support the growing demand for classified workspace. An agency-wide understanding of current and future needs and requirements is essential; including telework and conferencing capacity, secure and reliable JWICS, and modern IT infrastructure. In addition, DTRA will provide decision support assistance to the Joint Force and Combatant Commands through a common platform that is adaptable to all Combatant Commands for adaptability and future capability enhancements.

Finally, as DTRA transitions its intelligence resources and authorities to the Defense Intelligence Agency, it will do so in a way that preserves and expands mission support while protecting DTRA employees. DTRA will ensure the Department and agency have the necessary foundational and actionable intelligence on foreign WMD programs while also leading the Department in operationalizing CWMD intelligence.



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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