4. Advanced Technology Demonstrations
STO review provides the basis for the construct of Advanced Technology Demonstrations (ATD). TRADOC participates in the Advanced Technology Demonstrations via Battle Labs and Directorate of Combat Developments (DCDs). TRADOC and the Materiel Developer jointly develop a demonstration plan with agreed upon exit criteria to execute the ATD. ATD management plans are briefed to the Council of Colonels prior to approval at the Army Science and Technology Working Group (ASTWG). ATDs are resource intensive and provide the medium to conduct troop interaction with mature technologies. ATDs have provided significant contributions to the soldier(s) on the battlefield. Battle Lab Integration, Technology, and Concepts Directorate (BLITCD) serves as the primary coordinator for all ATDs.