Conceived in the heart and mind of a transitioning 21-year Army Veteran, LTC Marie Grimmer, who had a desire to create a company that would bring together highly-skilled former military and civilian members of the Department of Defense who truly understand the impact of technology on defense operations and industry experts who have innovative, cutting-edge solutions to identified operational gaps. Chief Executive Officer and founding member, Marie Grimmer, observed many times over her military career that new technology couldn’t be successfully fielded to the Soldiers because of the overly burdensome and crushing acquisition timelines and a failure to effectively integrate Doctrine, Operations, Training, Materiel, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTLMP-F). Historically, by the time these two processes were completed, the technology was ‘new’ to the Soldier, but no longer cutting edge. Software cycle speeds and the recent shift to software-defined environments only compounds this problem.
In 2007, the Army Chief Information Officer briefed Marie’s pre-command class on the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Joint Network Node technology, which was fielded well ahead of the DOTMLP-F process to meet urgent operational needs. Unfortunately, fielded units were dependent on expensive field service representatives and contractor teams because training and maintenance manuals were not developed and operational employment doctrine did not exist outside of the current fight. Soldiers were not able to do what they do best, employ-operate-maintain their equipment. This was an extremely taxing lesson on our Soldiers.
In 2009, with encouragement from family and friends, GTOi was born. Our motto, "Endless Possibilities" stems from our fascination with space and space travel. Wernher Von Braun’s famous quote, "I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution", inspires all that we do. This mindset is the catalyst behind our innovative solutions and our pledge to operationalize new technologies and possibilities for our Warfighters.
GTOi is an 8(a), service disabled veteran, and woman owned small business committed to ensuring the necessary program acquisition and warfighting doctrine is enabled by experienced program management, consulting, and integration support to our Department of Defense (DoD) customers.