The mission of the IWTSD is to identify and develop capabilities for DoD to conduct Irregular Warfare against all adversaries, including Great Power competitors and non-state actors, and to deliver those 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.
February 26, 2021
Draft BAA 21S4370 Released
The Draft BAA 21S4370 is available for review.
Register for IWTSD’s Industry Week, March 8-12, 2021 to further discuss draft requirements with IWTSD staff.
February 3, 2021
Industry Week 2021
The Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (formerly the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office) identifies and develops capabilities for DoD to conduct Irregular Warfare against all adversaries, including Great Power competitors and non-state actors, and to deliver those 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 Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate's (IWTSD) Industry Week, March 8-12, 2021 is an opportunity for industry, academia, and government labs -- any entity that can conduct business with the U.S. Government and has an interest in submitting bids -- to virtually ask questions about draft requirements that will form our FY 2022 research and development portfolio.
This event is the only opportunity for participants to virtually interact with IWTSD program staff about requirements that will be executed in FY 2022. Feedback received from the discussion and exchange of information during this event will help IWTSD clarify and refine requirements for the final broad agency announcements.
February 2, 2021
CTTSO Transformed to IWTSD
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).
December 4, 2020
CTTSO Innovation Prize Challenge
Safer and More Effective Less than Lethal Capabilities for Area Denial and Crowd Control
May 21, 2020
CTTSO / NASA - Human-like robotic hands are a game changer for EOD bomb technicians.
Dr. Joshua Mehling, Technical Discipline Lead for Robotic Control at NASA’s JSC said "Humanoid robots have the potential to drastically change the way we perform remote operations, because by their very nature, they are designed to interact with the same tools, and interfaces that humans do, move through the same spaces, and work in the same environments. CTTSO immediately saw the impact that NASA's humanoid technology could have in the EOD space. Human-like robotic hands are a game-changer for interacting with the world, not only manipulating common objects and potential threats, but the robot can easily leverage existing EOD tools and equipment designed for the bomb technician...Our initial work with CTTSO is really just the beginning. As we continue to push this technology forward out into the field, and into the hands of bomb techs, we will begin to realize enormous operational benefits, and that's how we'll address the challenges and mitigate the threats of today and tomorrow."