Decision Makers

If you are interested in CTTSO and our efficient use of U.S. government funds to meet our mission, we want to talk to you.


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The CTTSO’s Mission

The CTTSO identifies and develops capabilities to combat terrorism and irregular adversaries and to deliver these capabilities to DoD components and interagency partners through rapid research and development, advanced studies and technical innovation, and provision of support to U.S. military operations.


The CTTSO has posted a Challenge

The title is "An Algorithm to Identify Material Mixtures from Raman Spectra" on InnoCentive.com. From this Challenge we ideally seek to receive an algorithm that can be translated into a software update for any commercial Raman system in the field. This solution will allow the system to better identify mixtures and preferably be able to calculate the ratio of the components in a 2 component mixture. The prize amount for this Challenge is $25,000 and submission are due by November 13, 2015. Challenge details and submission instructions can be found here: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933552.

The CTTSO presents Laboratory Innovation Crowdsourcing (LINC).

LINC is a portal that allows operational combating terrorism challenges to be submitted to the entire body of USG and military individuals to crowdsource solutions.

Click here to register!

Rapid Innovation Fund Broad Agency Announcement

The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is participating in the FY15 Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. The RIF program was established to facilitate the rapid insertion of innovative small business technologies into military systems or programs that meet critical national security needs. RIF also intends to facilitate innovative technologies that show a clear transition path to fielding the technology into existing defense acquisition programs. CTTSO has three requirements included in the FY15 Broad Agency Announcement.  Link to FBO announcement.  

Featured Project

Micro Tactical Ground Robot (MTGR)The Micro Tactical Ground Robots (MTGR) are being rapidly developed and fielded to Special Operations and EOD forces in support of combat operations.