Lead DoD science and technology to anticipate, defend and safeguard against chemical and biological threats for the warfighter and the nation.

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO) is the sole component of the DoD responsible for research and development of technologies that safeguard the Joint Force, nation, and our allies from the threat of chem-bio weapons. DTRA JSTO provides capability development investments that maintain the U.S. military’s technological superiority in countering weapons of mass destruction and asymmetric threats, mitigates the risks of technical surprise, and responds to the Joint Force’s urgent technical requirements.