May 24, 2022

Azerbaijan Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation

In the second half of April, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) led two Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) training events in Azerbaijan in support of the United States European Command (USEUCOM). The DTRA team guided a National Response Framework Seminar and conducted a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Course for the Ministry of Emergency Services of Azerbaijan. The training built on past U.S.-Azerbaijan cooperative efforts, expanded the CWMD knowledge of a key international partner, and emphasized the importance of interagency cooperation and strategic planning for CWMD and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) incident response. The events are part of a multi-year effort to train and equip Azerbaijan to respond effectively to WMD incidents.

Cambridge Mass May 23, 2022

Security leaders learn AI fundamentals through MIT course

Published May 20, 2022 The Department of the Air Force-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Accelerator has again partnered with defense and educational institutions to host the AI for National Security Leaders course at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 16-18.

May 16, 2022

DTRA Kicks Off the 2022 Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis (CBOA)

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is holding the 2022 Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis (CBOA), the annual, scenario-based exercise that analyzes chemical and biological technology prototypes from both U.S. Joint Force and adversary perspectives. This training event provides researchers an opportunity to elicit joint force feedback during the technology development process.

May 9, 2022

DTRA Partners in Poland

Members from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in support of U.S. European Command (EUCOM) conducted Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) training with Polish Special Forces in Poland on 18-29 April.

May 5, 2022

U.S. hands over more ship maintenance workshops to Vietnam Coast Guard

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) recent hand over of a ship repair and maintenance facility, with ship lifting capability, to the Vietnam Coast Guard further enhanced Vietnam’s ability to protect its sovereignty and security.

May 3, 2022

UNICRI Director Antonia De Meo visited DTRA

UNICRI Director Antonia De Meo visited DTRA on May 3rd to discuss ongoing and future CBRN capacity-building collaboration. Director De Meo met with the Cooperative Threat Reduction and On-Site Inspection and Building Partner Capacity directorates. UNICRI currently partners with DTRA's Global Nuclear Security program to build regional counter-nuclear smuggling capabilities in the Black Sea region. UNICRI's broad reach and reliable partner engagements ensure development of sustainable counter-WMD capabilities in regional, multilateral, and international fora.

April 12, 2022

Ms. Rebecca Hersman is welcomed as the new Director of the DTRA

Ms. Rebecca Hersman is welcomed as the new Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency on April 11,2022. Seen in the photo left to right: CSM Brant Syrigh, Rear Admiral Ryan Scholl, DTRA Director Ms. Rebecca Hersman and Acting Director Dr. Rhys Williams. ( Photo: Sunghee Chon, DTRA Photographer).

March 31, 2022

DTRA ABQ MILCON receives Merit Award as Best Design 2022 by SAME

Congratulations to the DTRA ABQ MILCON for being recognized by SAME (Society of American Military Engineers), with a Merit Award as Best Design 2022. This award was given for the design of the new Facility that just broke ground in December at Kirkland Air Force Base, NM.

March 31, 2022

Women's History Month Keynote Speaker - Honorable Deborah Rosenblum ASD

Women's History Month Keynote Speaker - Honorable Deborah Rosenblum ASD (NCB) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs; Rhys Williams, PhD, Acting Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency;

March 30, 2022

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security visits Acting Director Rhys Williams and DTRA senior leaders

Mr. Matthew Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security visits Acting Director Rhys Williams and DTRA senior leaders.