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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

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 SOLIC, CTTSO is uniquely positioned to contribute to the success of the Global War on Terrorism. With overall supervision of the SOLIC activities of DoD, including oversight of policy and resources, the ASD acts as the principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on SOLIC 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 nations talent scouts for antiterrorism technologies. More recently, CTTSOs responsibilities have grown to include the Explosive Ordnance DisposalLow-Intensity Conflict EODLIC 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE