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Joint Improvised-Threat
Defeat Agency (JIDA)

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)

JIDA Established. The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) was established in 2015 and replaced the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Many observers thought that with the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq in 2011 and the significant reduction of troops (9,800 at end of 2015) in Afghanistan that the need for a JIEDDO-type organization would go away. Not so much. In February 2016 JIDA was realigned under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). [1]

JIDA Transitions to JIDO. In 2016 JIDA was transitioned under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and became the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO). The transition was made in response to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016 that prohibited JIDA from becoming a stand-alone agency and directed JIDA be moved to a military department of an existing agency. [2]


JIDA Social Media

JIDA Website

JIDA Twitter Account (no longer active)

News Stories about JIDA

March 24, 2016. "From JIEDDO to JIDA to JIDO: Playing America's National Security Name-Changing Game", Vice News.

November 19, 2015. "As JIEDDO Becomes JIDA, IED Threat Builds in Theater", Defense News.

July 13, 2015. "New DoD Agency Focuses on Improvised Threats", DoD News.



[1] For the realignment under DTRA see "Department Realigns Counter Improvised Threat Capabilities", DoD News Release, February 2, 2016.

[2] See "JIDA To Become JIDO Under Defense Threat Reduction Agency", Defense News, February 2, 2016.



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