WHAT WE DO
The On-Site Inspection and Building Capacity Directorate enables the Department of Defense, the U.S. Government, and International Partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Improvised Threat Networks by conducting Arms Control Treaty Verification and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Building Partner Capacity Activities.
IMPLEMENT U.S. GOVERNMENT ARMS CONTROL VERIFICATION THROUGH ON-SITE INSPECTIONS, MONITORING, AND ESCORT MISSIONS TO COUNTER AND DETER WMD
CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION (CWC)
DTRA provides National escort for Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspections at U.S. DoD declared sites.
NEW START TREATY (NST)
DTRA conducts intrusive on-site inspections of declared strategic facilities in the Russian Federation and escorts Russian teams when they inspect U.S. strategic sites under the NST, a bilateral treaty that is designed to limit strategic offensive arms.
PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION REACTOR AGREEMENT (PPRA)
DTRA conducts visits to Russian Federation sites to monitor the status of shut-down nuclear reactors and select secured-storage of plutonium oxide under PPRA, a diplomatic agreement that provides for the shutdown and monitoring of plutonium-producing reactors in the United States and Russia. DTRA personnel escort Russian monitors at U.S. nuclear facilities that are subject to the agreement.
TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE (CFE)
DTRA provides inspectors to conduct on-site inspections under the CFE treaty, which is designed to strengthen regional security and enhance cooperation in Europe by placing numerical limitations on specific types of conventional armament and equipment. DTRA personnel also escorts foreign inspection teams when they conduct CFE inspections of U.S. conventional forces in Europe.
VIENNA DOCUMENT 2011
DTRA provides personnel for inspections of military activities and evaluations of military units of non-NATO signatory states, as well as liaisons during inspection and evaluations of states where U.S. Forces are present in support of the Vienna Document, a diplomatic agreement that is intended to enhance confidence and security building measures throughout Europe via information exchange and military-to-military interaction.
DAYTON PEACE ACCORDS
DTRA provides operations support for monitoring and verifying the arms control elements of the Dayton Peace Accords.
TREATY ON OPEN SKIES
DTRA provides technical inspectors, Active Observation Mission flight representatives and sensor operators/interpreter specialists, and Passive Observation Mission flight monitors and escorts for Treaty on Open Skies flights in partnership with the United States Air Force. This multi-lateral Treaty enhances confidence and transparency by allowing short-notice, aerial observation flights over the entire territory and military forces of the 34 signatory states parties. DTRA also plays a key leadership role in the certification of new aircraft and sensors introduced for Treaty use by states parties, including the United States.
BUILD CWMD CAPABILITIES OF DOD AND ITS PARTNERS TO COUNTER WMD AND THREAT NETWORKS
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, and NUCLEAR (CBRN) MILITARY ADVISORY TEAM (CMAT)
DTRA provides advice and assistance via deployable teams for WMD/CBRN incidents, specializing in mitigation, response, and recovery efforts.
CBRN PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM (CP2)
DTRA trains and equips partner nations to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the effects of CBRN incidents.
INTERNATIONAL COUNTERPROLIFERATION PROGRAM (ICP)
DTRA partners with FBI and DHS to provide WMD detection, interdiction and investigation training to build measureable and lasting capacity of partner nations' law enforcement structures.
PROLIFERATION SECURITY INITIATIVE (PSI)
DTRA provides support to the Department of State, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Geographic Combatant Commands, and Foreign Partners by designing, planning, and executing international, multilateral PSI exercises, events, workshops, training, and outreach in order to build political will and capacity to stop trafficking in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials to and from state and non-state actors of proliferation concern.