Requirements Determination


The CTTSO Business Cycle begins in October-December by inviting the user/operator communities to annual requirements meetings to discuss and prioritize their operational gaps and needs. Each mission area invites members of their user community to present requirements that, left unfulfilled, hinder their mission effectiveness. Members come prepared to identify, discuss, and fully explain their agency's technology objectives. Discussions among the members center on whether tactics, techniques, and procedures or existing marketplace solutions can effectively mitigate each requirement. Once the user community has constructed acceptable definitions for all requirements, a voting session is conducted to establish a priority for each requirement. The prioritized list is used to assist in establishing a cutoff (down selection) of requirements to be advertised in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the current business cycle.