Dr. Bradford Tousley joined DARPA in January 2013 as the director of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). TTO transforms the future of warfighting by pursuing high-risk, high payoff tactical technology and development of rapid, mobile and responsive combat capability for advanced weapons, platforms and space systems.
Prior to this, he served as director of the Technology Division of Logos Technologies. At Logos Technologies, Dr. Tousley was responsible for technology and business development, and business operations and personnel management, including areas such as unmanned airborne persistent surveillance technology, hyperspectral imaging science, space situational awareness and sensors, UAV collision avoidance, software development, and advanced image processing algorithms.
Prior to joining Logos, Dr. Tousley served as a senior scientist and program manager at DARPA from 1997-2006, creating and managing efforts in unmanned systems, tactical missiles, radar systems and advanced EO/IR sensor systems. In 2005, he was awarded the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)/Advanced Capability Technology Demonstration (ACTD) manager of the year for his management of the Micro Air Vehicle (Ducted Fan) ACTD, which resulted in the deployment of novel air vehicles in support of countering improvised explosive device operations and force protection of U.S. forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 1995-1997, Dr. Tousley was a program manager in the National Reconnaissance Office, managing new technology efforts for a variety of space-based sensor systems and communication architectures in support of the development of national technical means.
Dr. Tousley served as a U.S. Army Armor (Cavalry) and Acquisition officer in command and staff position from 1981 – 2001. He also served as a research scientist and associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the faculty at West Point from 1992 – 1995.
Dr. Tousley holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy as well as a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.
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