Training Technology Development

Training Technology Development (TTD) Subgroup


Satisfy interagency requirements for the development and delivery of combating terrorism related education, training, and mission performance support products and technologies.

The Training Technology Development (TTD) Subgroup provides research and development human performance technology and training across content areas within the interagency and international combating terrorism community. TTD actively works with end users in the Special and Conventional Forces; Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice; the Intelligence Community; and state and local public safety communities to develop training and performance support solutions to aid teams in the execution of combating terrorism operations around the world.

Focus Areas

Advanced Training and Education

Advanced Training and EducationDevelop programs of instruction, training packages, and computer- and classroom-based terrorism training courses. Develop the advanced tools, techniques, and guidelines required to analyze needs, develop solutions, and evaluate results. Analyze performance needs to identify applicable solutions. Integrate delivery technologies with combating terrorism training materials to increase the quality, effectiveness, and accessibility of training.


Models, Simulations, and Games

Models, Simulations and GamesDevelop interactive, models, simulations, and games (MS&G), including, but not limited to: tabletop simulations, field exercise simulations, immersive virtual learning environments, hands-on virtual reality, simulation models, and PC-based three-dimensional and isometric simulations and games. Develop crowd models, adversarial behavior models, network-based simulations, and mini-simulations on specific combating terrorism related tasks. Incorporate beneficial game characteristics through the full range of game genres (i.e., strategy, first person tactical, massively multiplayer online game, role-playing, etc.). Develop tools, technologies, and techniques for improving MS&G design, development, and validation.

Training/Information Aids and Devices

Training/Information Aids and DevicesDevelop job aids, performance improvement solutions, and training devices to support mission performance and to increase mission readiness. Support new areas in the combating terrorism domain. Provide training stimulants as aids in training exercises.




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