Accession Number : ADA476463
Title : Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office 2006 Review
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT) WASHINGTON DC COMBATING TERRORISM TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT OFFICE
Report Date : Jan 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 127
Abstract : In the fight against those who would destroy our freedom, the United States Armed Forces, the Federal law enforcement community, and national first responders require new and improved capabilities. Since 2001, numerous departments and agencies have instituted programs to fill these gaps, but the Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office (CTTSO) has maintained its position at the leading edge of innovation. As a program office under the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC), CTTSO is uniquely positioned to contribute to the success of the Global War on Terrorism. With overall supervision of the SO/LIC activities of DoD, including oversight of policy and resources, the ASD acts as the principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on SO/LIC matters. This allows CTTSO to take operational requirements from warfighters, incorporate policy objectives that flow down from the Department, and marshal technical expertise resident in its program managers, subject matter experts, and developers to provide capabilities that are fieldable and sustainable over the Long War. This fortuitous balance of political direction, operational relevance, and technical expertise has enabled CTTSO to respond with agility and speed to changing requirements. In 1999, CTTSO was assigned program management functions for the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), the organization named by the Wall Street Journal as ...the nation's talent scouts for antiterrorism technologies. More recently, CTTSO's responsibilities have grown to include the Explosive Ordnance Disposal/Low-Intensity Conflict (EOD/LIC) program and the Irregular Warfare Support (IWS) program. Numbering close to 100 dedicated managers, subject matter experts, and direct support personnel and over 400 active projects, CTTSO is positioned to sustain the success it has realized over the past seven years far into the future.
Descriptors : *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *MISSIONS , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , *COUNTERTERRORISM , *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL , *ASYMMETRIC WARFARE , NUCLEAR WARFARE , TRAINING , CHEMICAL WARFARE , TACTICAL ANALYSIS , FORENSIC ANALYSIS , IMPROVISED WEAPONS , PROJECT MANAGEMENT , INFRASTRUCTURE , RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE , EXPLOSIVES DETECTION , CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , COLLECTION , SURVEILLANCE , PROTECTION , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , SECURITY , EXPLOSION EFFECTS
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE