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News | Sept. 20, 2022

Members of DTRA Assess Partner Capabilities across Moldova

By Andrea Chaney Defense Threat Reduction Agency

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. The 6-day evaluation focused on assessing the capabilities and needs of the General Inspectorate of the Border Police (GIBP), the Moldovan Customs Service (MCS), the Moldova National Agency for Regulation of Nuclear and Radiological Activity (NARNRA), and the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU). The survey explored capabilities across Moldova, partnering with units in nearly every region and city in the country.

The evaluation focused on interagency collaboration and cooperation, border security procedures, nuclear and radiological detection equipment employment, training, nuclear incident response, and maintenance and sustainment capabilities. The team visited sites and met with leaders of all echelons, as well as with Border Police officers and Customs Service agents across Moldova.

Major Adam James, the CTR evaluation team leader, made positive remarks about the collaborative efforts of the teams.

"Moldova faces pressing challenges to their security, and the Moldovan government has made massive strides to address complex problems through strong interagency coordination, committed leadership, and impressive sustainment capabilities,” said James. “Moldova’s commitment to its security and its efforts to prevent of proliferation of hazardous nuclear materials make it a strong partner for CTR and DTRA.”

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