Dr. Bradford Tousley joined DARPA in January 2013 as the director of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). TTO prototypes advanced national security capabilities by pursuing high payoff tactical technology and development of advanced weapons, platforms and space systems.
From 2006 to 2013, he worked in the private sector at Logos Technologies. As a company executive he was responsible for unmanned airborne sensor technology, advanced imaging science, space situational awareness and sensors, and software development.
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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