Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office BAAs

CTTSO Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

The DoD’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) is soliciting concepts for innovative research and development projects under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) funding mechanisms.

The CTTSO mission is to identify and develop 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.

CTTSO is currently running 2 different BAAs. One is 15-Q-3358. This is the annual BAA renewed each year and is open to anyone registered in the BAA Information Delivery System (BIDS).

Innovations are sought for BAA 15-Q-3358 in the following mission areas:

  • Advanced Analytic Capabilities (AAC)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE)
  • Improvised Device Defeat/Explosive Countermeasures (IDD/EC)
  • Investigative and Forensic Sciences (IFS)
  • Irregular Warfare and Evolving Threats (IW/ET)
  • Personnel Protection (PP)
  • Physical Security (PS)
  • Surveillance, Collection, and Operations Support (SCOS)
  • Tactical Operations Support
  • Training Technology Development (TTD)

The other BAA, 15-Q-3359, is classified and only open to vendors who attended a Bidders Conference on Feb 19. General topic areas for this BAA include:

  • Personnel Protection (PP)
  • Surveillance, Collection, and Operation Support (SCOS)
  • Tactical Operations Support (TOS)
  • Training Technology Development (TTD)

CTTSO was established in 1999 by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD (SO/LIC)) in order to consolidate research and development programs previously administered by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence).

The research and development effort that supports the interagency Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) was the first program to transition to CTTSO. The TSWG is divided into 10 subgroups, each chaired by senior representatives from federal agencies with special expertise in those functional areas.

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