Tucson, AZ Field Office

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About the GTRI Tucson Field Office

The GTRI Tucson Field Office provides support for primary customers in the region, while looking for opportunities for teaming with other organizations of similar interest. We are dedicated to leading edge research and development in the areas of aircraft sensor, avionics, and self-protection system integration and related fields.

Our main thrust in Tucson is support of Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft engineering and test support at the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as well as support for DoD Computer Network Defense efforts.

Our main customer in the region is the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center. We additionally support numerous Foreign Military Sales Efforts through Robins AFB, GA, and Computer Network Defense Efforts through PACOM.

We always welcome opportunities to discuss and consider teaming with technical organizations oriented toward applied research in the region, especially in areas of Border Protection, test and evaluation, sensor integration, electronic warfare, and computer network defense.

We currently have contracts using SENSIAC and Electronic Warfare Techniques Analysis from Wright Labs.

GTRI Tucson is pleased to offer several Georgia Tech Professional Education Short Course per year in our facility and will gladly work with organizations in the area that desire specific course offerings from the GTPE catalog to be offered here. We are also happy to coordinate requests for private course offering in customer or our facilities.

From the Tucson Airport

  1. Proceed North on Tucson Blvd to first red light (Valencia Rd).
  2. Turn right (East) on Valencia to first red light (Country Club Rd).
  3. Turn left (North) on Country Club to second driveway.
  4. Turn right into Airport Business Plaza – office on the east end.

From the Phoenix Airport

  1. Proceed South on I-10 to Tucson.
  2. Exit South on Kino Parkway exit and proceed South 3 miles to Valencia.
  3. Turn left (East) on Valencia to 2nd red light (Country Club Rd).
  4. Turn left (North) on Country Club to second driveway.
  5. Turn right into Airport Business Plaza – office on the east end.

Please contact the Tucson field office to learn if there are mass transit options.

Visitor Procedures

Classified visits are necessary when the purpose of the visits cannot be achieved without access to, or disclosure of, classified information. All classified visits require advance notification to and approval of GTRI.

Visits to the Institute Involving Access to Classified Information

  1. GTRI visitors must sign in and out on the register for classified visits with the building attendant of the building visited. All visitors attending classified meetings must have an approved classified visit request for the specific visit on file with the GTRI Research Security Department.
  2. All visitors will have their identity verified and remain under constant escort when in areas in which classified work is in progress or classified information is available, unless otherwise authorized by the Research Security Department. The designated escort will be made aware of the visitor's access and movement limitations by the visitor's point of contact. Transfer of escort responsibility to another employee will be accomplished directly and personally.
  3. Visitors will be prohibited from making recordings during classified discussions, or taking photographs in any area where classified information might be recorded on film, unless the visitor has received prior written approval by the Government Contracting Authority (GCA) whose classified information is involved. A copy of this authorization must be provided to GTRI's director of research security in advance of the visit.
  4. Classified material may not be released to a visitor without prior written approval of the GCA, except as required in connection with contract administration, in performance of a prime or subcontract or as necessary in connection with an official investigation.
  5. Representatives of the federal government, when acting in their official capacity as inspectors, investigators or auditors, may visit the Institute without advanced notification, provided these representatives present appropriate government credentials upon arrival.

Long-term Visitors

Long-term visitors will follow GTRI's security procedures while a resident in the facility. Additionally, long-term visitors will:

  1. Arrange for their own visits away from the facility through their own company security office.
  2. Execute a security agreement acknowledging that they will follow GTRI's security policies and procedures. (Government employees and intermittent visitors are excluded from this requirement.)
  3. Not be permitted to be custodians of classified material.

Visits Not Involving Access to Classified Information

  1. Visitors will not be permitted to obtain physical, visual or aural access to classified information or material.
  2. When required, the visitor will present satisfactory identification and complete and sign the visitor register with the building attendant of the building visited.
  3. Prior authorization from GTRI's director of research security will be required for non-escort status and authorization to bring reproduction or recording equipment or material into the facility to be used in conjunction with a classified visit.

Classified Visit Request

Teresa Johnson
Phone: 520-352-2503
Fax: 404-407-9504
E-mail: Teresa Johnson

When you request to visit, please have the name and phone number of your GTRI point of contact available.