February 02, 2021
Section 922 of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directed ASD(SO/LIC) report directly to the Secretary of Defense. The Acting Secretary of Defense on November 18, 2020, authorized the ASD(SO/LIC) to transform the CTTSO to the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD).
The IWTSD will assume the former functions of the CTTSO in international cooperative research and development activities and will continue to develop and implement agreements and task plans with current and future international partners as approved by the ASD(SO/LIC) and in accordance with applicable DoD policy for international agreements. The CTTSO program management functions for the TSWG will be renamed and incorporated into the IWTSD, as needed.