May 13, 2022

DTRA DDIR visits Defense Nuclear Weapons School

DTRA's Deputy Director, Rear Adm. Ryan Scholl, recently visited DTRA's Defense Nuclear Weapons School (DNWS) near Albuquerque. RDML Scholl toured the Nuclear Weapons Instructional Museum with great enthusiasm and visited several DNWS training sites.

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.

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.

March 14, 2022

Australian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Taskforce, A/Director for General Strategic Security Mr. James Ryan Visit to DTRA

Australian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Taskforce, A/Director for General Strategic Security Mr. James Ryan Visit to DTRA Rhys Williams, PhD, Acting Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 03-10-2022. Portions of this image were masked for security reasons.

March 7, 2022

CCR Workshop

We were thrilled to welcome our CCRs here for the first in-person CCR Workshop in 2.5 years. Our intent was to present updated strategy and capabilities while facilitating relationship building and fruitful exchanges. We wanted to take advantage of their physical presence by including time for intentional discussions with every single department in the agency. Many CCRs were able to work towards solutions related to their respective AOR through office calls, or the exchanges that took place in the mass setting of the Workshop.

Dec. 29, 2021

Dr. Rhys Williams, acting Director DTRA, hosted the Canadian Defense Attaché, MGen Paul Ormsby, on 21 December at DTRA Headquarters.

Dr. Rhys Williams, acting Director DTRA, hosted the Canadian Defense Attaché, MGen Paul Ormsby, on 21 December at DTRA Headquarters. The visit was an opportunity for the two leaders to meet and introduce themselves. Both leaders provided updates on their current activities and discussed opportunities to advance collaboration between DTRA and the Canadian Armed Forces. The leaders also exchanged insights on AI, cyber, integrated deterrence and the Artic. MGen Ormsby welcomed DTRA’s continued engagement, including a visit to Ottawa, and accepted Dr. Williams invite to return for a tailored staff roundtable. RDML Scholl and Mr. Lampela, along with Canada's liaison officer to DTRA, Major Sean Newman, also participated in the meeting.

Oct. 18, 2021

DTRA Acting Director Dr. Rhys Williams, Operational Integration Director Kyle Lampela recently met with the Agency's new liaison to the UK, Kevin Sullivan

ADIR and OI Director conducted multiple meetings at the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence on November 15th, highlighting the continued partnership between the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and various offices within the Ministry.