28 May 2009

The Comparative Testing Office

You know who does this technology development thing well? The Comparative Testing Office, which is a small office within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. 

Col Richard Burns, the CTO director, recently wrote an article for Defense AT&L that describes what the CTO does. And what do they do? They deliver effective new technologies to warfighters in less time and with less money (i.e. less bureaucracy) than traditional efforts. 

Specifically, we’re talking between a 7-to-1 and a 9-to-1 cost avoidance. Fielding timelines are between 5 and 7 years faster.

We therefore award the CTO office the coveted Rogue Project Leader Gold Medal for Awesomeness.

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