Threats against our country are evolving. Global adversaries seek to destroy our nation's security.
They do not restrict themselves to borders, boundaries, or conventions.


DTRA ADAPTS TO A COMPLEX THREAT ENVIRONMENT AT THE SPEED OF RELEVANCY.

Our people are stationed at home and overseas, gathering insights and building alliances to help reshape and minimize the global threat environment.
We have a long history of challenging the status quo and overcoming what others think is impossible.
Our teams have their sights on the horizon, ever ready to defeat the unknown.

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WHO WE ARE

 

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.

 

DTRA carries out its mission by providing subject matter expertise and material solutions to Combatant Commanders and military Services across a number of mission areas including the nuclear enterprise, building partnership capacity, improvised threats, treaties and on-site inspections, and countering threat networks.

 

STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
 


NETWORK ANALYSIS

EXPAND ANALYTIC CAPACITY

CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

ENABLE COMBATANT COMMANDS

EFFECTIVE NUCLEAR DETERRENCE

REEXAMINE BUILDING PARTNERSHIP CAPACITY

BUILDING PARTNERSHIP CAPACITY

STRENGTHEN SUPPORT TO THE NUCLEAR DETERRENT

TREATIES AND ON-SITE VERIFICATION

REALIGN CONVENTIONAL CAPABILITIES

OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

INTEGRATE THE AGENCY
 
 

DTRA NEWS & EVENTS

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DTRA UPDATE |  19 MAR 2021
DTRA CAPACITY BUILDING EFFORTS ENHANCE PARTNER NATION CWMD CAPABILITIES
FORT BELVOIR, Va.-- In late 2019, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) formed the Building Partner Capacity Integration Cell (BPCIC) to improve capacity building program coordination amongst the agencies BPC programs, external influencers, and partner nations. DTRA’s BPC work has long served to solidify partnerships with foreign nations by working with them to enhance counter-WMD capabilities. This alliance-building approach bolsters our partners but also provides multiple benefits to the United States’ national security. . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  12 MAR 2021
DTRA’S PROLIFERATION EFFORTS SUPPORT PARTNERS AROUND THE GLOBE
FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) uses modest resources to achieve significant returns on investment made in foreign partner agencies that work around the globe to detect, interdict and prosecute illicit shipments of the world’s most dangerous materials. DTRA does so by working outside of the typical military-to-military engagement, employing a whole-of-government approach. . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  10 MAR 2021
DTRA SIDE-STEPS COVID CHALLENGES TO CONTINUE SUPPORT TO INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
FORT BELVOIR, Va.--The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) traditional “boots on the ground” approach to build security cooperation capacity with partner nations met with the unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic. . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  10 MAR 2021
USAF CBRN R&S DEMO
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, in its role the Joint Science and Technology Office held an Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) with a small team of U.S. Air Force Emergency Managers. . . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  23 FEB 2021
DTRA PARTNER NATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA ENABLED COUNTRIES TO RAPIDLY RESPOND TO OUTBREAKS
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) worked with Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to build and develop biological security, safety and surveillance capabilities as part of the Agency’s long term history of building partnerships with countries around the globe. . . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  22 FEB 2021
DTRA PARTNERS WITH LITHUANIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently partnered with the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense to install the Transportable Xenon Laboratory (TXL) and a high-volume air particulate sampler to measure radionuclide backgrounds near Vilnius, Lithuania. . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  18 FEB 2021
DTRA CYBER SECURITY PROJECT USING AI AND ML TO SAVE TIME, PROTECT DATA
FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Cybersecurity experts at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) are on the cusp of implementing a new system, called Bird Dog, that has the potential to greatly enhance the cybersecurity defenses of not just the agency, but DoD community as a whole. . . . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  18 FEB 2021
ADAMANT ABOUT WARFIGHTER PROTECTION
FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is looking to accelerate medical research to treat the exposure of botulinum neurotoxin, a potentially fatal biological warfare agent that is a target of interest for many global health security officials. . . . . . read more

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DTRA UPDATE |  10 FEB 2021
MACHINE LEARNING: DTRA HELPS TO EQUIP FOR THE UNKNOWN AND UNCERTAIN
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Defense (DoD) offers a new tool in the fight against the disease -- the ability to warn of an infection up to 48 hours before overt symptoms appear. . . . . . read more

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