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JIDA Moves Under DTRA, Becomes JIDO

In 2006, DoD created the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to do exactly what its title suggested. As the war dwindled down to its current level, JIEDDO was transformed to the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA). Both budget and size shrank, but the focus was expanded to include other types of unconvetional terrorist threats.

This year, JIDA will find a new home as part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which traditionally focuses on CBRNE threats. JIDA will also receive a new name, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO). Somce the organization’s focus is a bit more broad than when it was when founded in 2006, DTRA seems like a good fit.

However, the reason for the move is politically driven. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act forbid JIDA from becoming a stand alone agency under DoD and directed it be moved to a military department or agency.

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9 Responses to “JIDA Moves Under DTRA, Becomes JIDO”

  1. patrulje says:

    JIEDDO was in existance prior to 2006; they were in Irag when I arrived in Dec 04.

    • SSD says:

      Counter-IED Task Force stood up in 03 but JIEDDO wasn’t flagged until 06.

      • MikeB says:

        True.

      • patrulje says:

        i was part of the counter ied working group, we did have an element called jieddo at the time. It may have been an in country organization that had not officially been flagged yet. Seems like it had an O5 or 6 lead and was housed over by the perfume palace. I will admit to being old and having slept since then however.

  2. Hoff says:

    Does this change JKnife as well?

  3. Sean says:

    Where my CEXCs at? BAF 2009!