The Department of Defense's (DoD) CTR Program is a threat-based, counter-we...
The Department of Defense's (DoD) CTR Program is a threat-based, counter-weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) Program. The Department works cooperatively with allies and partners to reduce or eliminate WMD threats. The DoD's CTR Program is guided by the 2017 National Security Strategy, 2018 National Defense Strategy, and the DoD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy. Its primary purpose is to reduce and eliminate WMD threats. The cooperative nature of the DoD's CTR activities yields a secondary benefit of strengthening regional alliances, deepening existing partnerships, and attracting new partners. Consequently, through the CTR Program, the DoD has helped create a network of like-minded allies and partners with increased threat reduction capabilities that contribute to and advance the interests and security of the United States of America.
The CTR Program directly supports United States (U.S.) national security objectives and initiatives by:
a. the safe and secure transportation and storage of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-usable or high-threat radiological materials, nuclear weapons components, and associated delivery vehicles; and
b. the elimination of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons components, and nuclear weapons delivery vehicles.
Preventing the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons, weapons components, and weapons-related materials, technology, and expertise.
Preventing the proliferation of biological weapons, weapons components, and weapons-related materials, technology, and expertise, which may include activities that facilitate detection and reporting of highly pathogenic diseases or other diseases that are associated with or that could be used as an early warning mechanism for disease outbreaks that could affect the Armed Forces of the United States or allies of the United States, regardless of whether biological weapons cause such diseases.
Preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction-related materials, including materials, equipment, and technology that could be used for the design, development, production, or use of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the means of delivering such weapons.
Carrying out military-to-military and defense contacts for advancing the mission of the Program.
Assist in the development of program sustainability assessments to determine the ability of partner countries to accept and sustain associated DOD programs.
Conduct long-term sustainability analyses
Produce analytical reports and acquisition program plan supplemental materials to document the ability of partner governments to sustainment and property lifecycle management of DOD-provided equipment
Assess risks and risk management plans.
Assist the government with the review of programs and mission support/integrating contractors' sustainability support plans and concepts.
Support production of sustainment plans, analyses, cost estimates, economic assessments, and related supporting documents.
Participation in meetings, trips, workshops, and related information gathering events.