Accession Number : ADA504320


Title :   Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. 2008 Review


Corporate Author : COMBATING TERRORISM TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICE ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a504320.pdf


Report Date : 15 Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : Much has changed since the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) was formed in the aftermath of the 1983 Beirut bombing, which killed 241 service members. In a world where the greatest threat to liberty was a ground war in Eastern Europe, terrorism was an afterthought. In 1999, the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) was assigned program management functions for the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG). As a program office under the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities (SO/LIC & IC), CTTSO is uniquely positioned to contribute to the success of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). With overall supervision of the SO/LIC & IC 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 & IC 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. Fighting the scourge of terrorism is a multi-pronged effort, ranging from the sharing of intelligence to cooperative operations to collaborative development. CTTSO specifically works with other countries to cooperatively share requirements and develop capabilities to leverage U.S. taxpayer dollars into projects that work better and are developed faster.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESEARCH , *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , *PROJECT MANAGEMENT , *COUNTERTERRORISM , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY , IMPROVISED WEAPONS , ASYMMETRIC WARFARE , ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TOOLS , EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE