DETECT. DETER. DEFEAT.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency enables the Department of Defense, the United States Government and International Partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction and Improvised Threat Networks.
 

Agency Function

ENABLE A SAFE, SECURE AND EFFECTIVE NUCLEAR DETERRENT

  • Track the nation’s nuclear weapons and related systems to ensure total control.
  • Collaborate with the USG and Allies to exercise and test world wide in the most challenging scenarios.
  • Provide cutting-edge capabilities to monitor treaty compliance and model weapons effects.
  • Conduct force protection and vulnerability assessments of national and Allied infrastructure. 
     
Agency Function

ANTICIPATE AND UNDERSTAND FUTURE THREAT NETWORKS

  • Identify critical nodes in the threat pathway and inform defeat options.
  • Elevate global threat awareness and gaps.
  • Understand basic revolutionary sciences and battlespace changing technologies.
  • Discover opportunities to pre-empt future risk.
     
Agency Function

PROVIDE UNDERSTANDING OF THREATS AND DEFEAT OPTIONS

  • Inform operational planning with systems integration and analysis.
  • Enhance partner nations’ operational control of their borders
  • Adapt new technologies to maximize effects in complex operational environments.
  • Provide a common intelligence picture to disrupt supply chain networks.
     
Agency Function

COUNTER-PROLIFERATION AND FACILITATION

  • Execute a full-dimensional Network Defeat Enterprise.
  • Built capacity to disrupt, secure, interdict, and defeat WMD and improvised threats.
  • Develop technologies to identify and detect proliferation signatures.
  • Develop Communities of Action to empower collaborative, innovative approaches.
     
Agency Function

PROVIDE INNOVATIVE CAPABILITY SOLUTIONS AGAINST WMD

  • Perform advanced modeling of targets and simulate post-strike effects.
  • Develop, test, and transition innovation to Services and Combatant Commanders.
  • Deliver rapid tools and prototype realistic training environments.
  • Leverage technical partnerships with national labs, industry, and global partners. 
     
Agency Function

PREPARE FOR AND ENABLE CRISIS RESPONSE

  • Deploy experts to advise incident managers and assist in forensic analysis.
  • Train and equip partner nation first responders.
  • Develop medical and material protection against threats.
  • Provide Reachback in real time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

OUR VALUES

TRUSTWORTHY
Do the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons, regardless of circumstances or consequences.

EMPOWERED
Sustain dignity and respect by fostering an inclusive, engaged and capable work force,
trusted to take personal initiative enabled and supported by leadership.

AGILE
Be risk-tolerant and operate at the speed of relevancy.

MISSION FOCUSED
Understand and meet the operational needs of those we support.

INNOVATIVE
Be bold with courage to fail and the inspiration to learn and develop creative solutions.

SELFLESS
Collaborate with and support our partners and each other.