The Future Technology Office (FTO) mission is to find and/or develop capabilities that enable warfighting concepts. This is accomplished through its primary Lines of Effort (LOEs) of technology screening, coordinating, and collaborating with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and a multitude of other DoD, government, and private organizations. In addition to publishing the strategic direction of Naval S&T investments for the Marine Corps, FTO researches and publishes information on forecasting future commercial innovations and administers S&T functions that facilitate significant USMC investment decisions, such as the commanding Generals Targeting Board (TB) and Future Naval Capabilities prioritization and selection. The FTO office also maintains operational control of the Marine Corps Innovation Unit (MIU) liaison officers serving at ONR, OUSD (R&E), SCO, SOCOM, NGA, DIU, AFC, NPS, SAPCO, MDA, IARPA, OSC, NRO, DARPA, DAF RCO, NSA, and ONR. The Technology Initiatives Screening Officer (TISO) provides responsive, value-added evaluations of commercial technology to senior leadership at MCCDC and its subordinate commands (See TISO Tab below for additional information).
The FAQ Page found under the TISO tab will answer questions you have and provide contact information.