The mission of the DTRA Research and Development (RD) Enterprise is to reduce national defence and homeland security WMD threats by conducting innovative research and development supporting the nation's WMD-related counterforce, consequence assessment, defeat and arms control objectives. Potential WMD threats include Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Explosive (CBRNE) materials. In support of this mission, the RD Enterprise has awarded the CWMD R&D Contract for performing research, technology development; technical, scientific and program analyses; and systems integration efforts that will provide scientific and technological solutions to meet the DoDís non-proliferation, counter-proliferation, consequence management and warfighter mission objectives

The scope of the DTRA CWMD R&D contract includes accomplishing research and technology development; technical, scientific, and program analyses; systems integration; and technology transfer tasks. It will provide for delivery of products encompassing theoretical and experimental research, test and evaluation, and prototype development and demonstration. In addition, it will provide for exercise development and execution that directly achieve objectives in those areas or provide supporting technology information analysis tools and/or infrastructure. It will also provide subject-matter expertise for reach-back support to operational commanders addressing scientific and technical questions on counter-WMD threats and mission space.

Individual task orders will further define the technical objectives, schedule and deliverables, including compliance with appropriate policies, standards, and commercial processes, to meet requirements in the following broad functional areas: Counter WMD Weapons and Targets; Hazard Assessment and Prediction; Modelling and Simulation (M&S) Integration and Architecture; Systems Engineering; Systems Survivability; WMD Physical Countermeasures; WMD Medical Countermeasures; Technical Nuclear Forensics (TNF); Nuclear Detection; Standoff Detection; Treaty and Verification Technologies; and Security Requirements.