DTRA News

Sept. 20, 2022

Members of DTRA Assess Partner Capabilities across Moldova

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, with support from experts from The MITRE Corporation, recently conducted extensive engagements with the Government of Moldova to better understand how Moldova is using previously provided assistance.

Thailand Sept. 6, 2022

DTRA hosts CWMD Course in Thailand

Recently, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) hosted an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Course in Bangkok, Thailand at the Royal Thai Armed Force’s Counter Terrorism Operations Center (CTOC) headquarters complex. This course continues a successful series of events between the U.S. and Thailand to further protect the Southeast Asian region from WMD incidents.

Sept. 1, 2022

DTRA Partners with the Republic of Georgia for Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Department continues partnership with the Republic of Georgia hosting a Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Interagency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Tbilisi, Georgia, 9 to 19 August 2022.

HONOLULU, Hawaii Aug. 17, 2022

DTRA Partners in Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Fortune Guard 22

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in continued support to the United States and Asia-Pacific regional partners, participated in the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Exercise Fortune Guard 22 (FG22), as part of the annual PSI Asia-Pacific Exercise Rotation (APER), on August 8-12, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

July 26, 2022

20th CBRNE Hosts DTRA Director: Strengthening Partnerships in Nuclear Deterrence

Strengthening Partnerships in Nuclear Deterrence: the 20th CBRNE Commanding General and Nuclear Disablement Team hosts DTRA Director.

Pristina, Kosovo July 5, 2022

DTRA Partnered with Government of Kosovo to Train and Equip Kosovo Security Forces

Members from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in continued support to U.S. European Command (EUCOM), and the Government of Kosovo conducted a Capstone Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Training Event to train and equip Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) personnel to effectively respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

June 24, 2022

DTRA Senior Leader Visits with The Adjutant General of Oregon’s and Utah’s National Guard

DTRA’s Building Partnerships Director recently traveled to Oregon and Utah to meet with The Adjutant Generals of the Oregon and Utah National Guard. The purpose of this trip was to build on DTRA’s relationships with the Oregon National Guard (ORNG) and Utah National Guard (UTNG).

June 10, 2022

DTRA’s Nuclear Enterprise Team Member Receives the Minister of Defense of the Netherlands Medal of Merit

U.S. Army Major Drew Hargraves, who serves as the Nuclear Enterprise Senior NATO Surety Support Team Lead, received the Netherland Medal of Merit Award from Netherlands Vice Admiral Boudewijin on 17 May 2022 in Hilversum. Major Hargraves received the medal for his outstanding performance and support during real world operations and the detailed preparation for Exercise DIAMOND FALCON III. The Minister of Defense of the Netherlands may present the Netherlands Medal of Merit, which is a distinguished honor, to foreign military members for their extraordinary personal conduct and commitment supporting Dutch interests in general and the armed forces in particular.

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.

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