Accession Number:

ADA504320

Title:

Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. 2008 Review

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMBATING TERRORISM TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

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 SOLIC IC, CTTSO is uniquely positioned to contribute to the success of the Global War on Terrorism GWOT. With overall supervision of the SOLIC IC activities of DoD, including oversight of policy and resources, the ASD acts as the principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on SOLIC 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE