Identifying Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) mission is to enable the Department of Defense (DoD), The United States Government and International partners to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and emerging threats.

DTRA serves two distinct, yet highly integrated roles as both a Defense Agency and a Combat Support Agency. Within the framework of these dual roles, we leverage our core functions, which enable us to detect, deter, and defeat threat across the spectrum.

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As an identifier of U.S. vulnerabilities and developer of mitigation strategies

DTRA Works through U.S. and international partners to:

  • Analyze and synthesize WMD threat intelligence
  • Identify vulnerabilities and connect disparate data
  • Develop fuller understanding of threats and threat networks
  • Determine risk-to-mission and risk-to-force
  • Establish executable options to counter and deter adversary action

DTRA Mitigates vulnerabilities through:

  • Robust portfolio of training
  • Technical expertise
  • Assistance with plans and exercises
  • Leadership education and decision support