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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.

June 10, 2021

DTRA’s Partners in North and West Africa Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is supporting the Kingdom of Morocco and Senegal develop counter-weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) capabilities under the Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation Engagement Program (CSCEP) and partnering in U.S. Africa Command’s (USAFRICOM) Exercise AFRICAN LION 21, a full-scale exercise 7-18 June 2021.

June 8, 2021

The United States and the Philippines Partnership to Defend against Disease Outbreaks

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) renovated seven regional animal disease diagnostic laboratories across Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao in the Philippines. The Agency’s Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP), a component of the Department of Defense’s Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program, works with partner nations across the world to peacefully facilitate detection and reporting of infectious diseases, promote laboratory safety and security best practices, and establish international partnerships to reduce threats from dangerous diseases.

May 17, 2021

DTRA Kicks-off Fourth Chemical & Biological Operational Assessment

FORT STORY, Va. - The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is gearing up to kick-off the fourth iteration of its signature Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis (CBOA) event. This Joint Force engagement is a scenario-based, live field exercise that provides DTRA technologists with essential end-user feedback. This feedback is then used to directly enhance the development of warfighter capabilities in a chemical or biological contested environment through steering developmental course corrections or confirmations, and system vulnerability and limitation analysis. The event will take place at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, Va., from May 24-28, 2021.


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