The Information Technologies Institute aims to improve the welfare and security of the public through the realization of projects in the areas of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Homeland Security, Defense Technologies, and Sensor and Radar Systems.
In 1991, the departments of software engineering, artifi cial intelligence, computer aided design and robotics were formed under the leadership of the Assistant Director of Information Technologies. In 1995, these departments were consolidated to form The Information Technologies Institute (BTE) under the Marmara Research Center. In 2010, BTE was transferred to the TUBITAK BILGEM organization where it continued its mission of applied research and project work.
The Institute has to date realized many projects for both the private and public sectors, universities and research institutes, and has made notable contributions to the information technologies sector. BTE follows a policy of meeting the needs and requirements of our customers, employees, suppliers and partners at an international level of quality by developing advanced technology based on research, by pursuing creative and innovative approaches towards our goals, and by a continuous improvement of our business processes.
In accordance with the BILGEM mission, BTE has adopted a customer driven project based philosophy. After bringing its processes in line with the CMMI standards and passing a SCAMPI Class A evaluation the institute acquired CMMI Level 3 certifi cation. At the same time BTE is one of a few organizations possessing NATO AQAP 160 (NATO Integrated Quality Requirements for Software Throughout the Life Cycle) certifi cation.
The Project Monitoring and Evaluation Office (PIDO) was formed to evaluate the needs of projects, to make early identifi cation of problem areas and risks, and to provide support for project monitoring and reporting.
The Information Technologies Institute carries out work in four main areas: Homeland Security, Decision Support and Intelligent Transportation, Defense Technology, and Sensor and Radar Systems. Each area is lead by an assistant director.