Defeat Agency (JIDA)
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 Social Media
JIDA Twitter Account
News Stories about JIDA
November 19, 2015.
"As JIEDDO Becomes JIDA, IED Threat Builds in Theater", Defense
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.