Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Contact Information

Email:   SingaporeDTRA@state.gov
Phone:   +65 6476 9486
Fax:  +65 6476 9483

DTRA Website

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Regional Cooperative Engagement Office-Asia Pacific (RCEO-AP): 

DTRA’s Regional Cooperative Engagement Office at the U.S. Embassy-Singapore was established in January 2009.  The office facilitates DTRA’s engagements and provides logistical support to DTRA’s programs throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  We have had engagements in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 DTRA Mission

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is a combat support agency whose goal is to reduce the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.  DTRA safeguards the United States and its Allies from global WMD threats by integrating, synchronizing and providing expertise, technologies, and capabilities across all operating environments.  Our mission makes the world safer from weapons of mass destruction.

International Engagement Programs

Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) – CBEP seeks to counter the threats posed by especially dangerous pathogens, emerging infectious diseases, and all related materials and expertise. CBEP aims to develop capacity and infrastructure to prevent, detect, and respond to the intentional release of a dangerous pathogen and naturally occurring outbreaks of pandemic disease agents.  CBEP’s mission is to establish and maintain international research collaborations with global partners to inform and enhance operational biosurveillance, enhance global health security, and foster safe, secure and sustainable bioscience capability with partner countries.

CWMD Proliferation Prevention Program (CWMD-PPP) – CMWD-PPP provides training and equipment assistance that improves partner nations’ capacities to monitor and control the trafficking of WMD and related materials and equipment within and across their borders.  Some of the program’s objectives include:  improving capability and capacity of partner nations through equipping and training on the use of technology, as well as targeted infrastructure enhancements; strengthening strategic relationships between the U.S. and partner nations in activities supporting prevention of the proliferation of WMD and related components; and supporting the development of a regional common operating picture of threats.

 International Counterproliferation Program (ICP) – ICP is a U.S. Congressionally mandated interagency training program that builds partnerships and assists international law enforcement, customs, and border security officials in countering the proliferation of WMD and related materials.  The ICP training curriculum offers a broad range of courses, workshops, seminars, and exercises that expand awareness of the WMD threat; enhance WMD interdiction, investigation, and response skills; and build interagency capacity to counter national threats or incidents.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Preparedness Program (CP2) – CP2 provides training and equipment to both military and civilian first responders in partner nations.  The desired goal of such assistance is to bolster the capabilities and capacities of a country’s ability to respond successfully to a WMD incident within its borders.

Global Nuclear Security (GNS) – GNS ensures the security of the global community through cooperative engagement to secure nuclear material in storage and in transit.

Research and Development (R&D) – The R&D Directorate focuses on solving key problems faced by warfighters, military leaders, and others that deal directly with combating WMD which includes Basis and Applied Sciences, Chemical/Biological Technologies, Counter WMD Technologies, and Nuclear Technologies.