The Office of Technology was a department of the Grayson Space Navy.
It grew out of the Protectorate of Grayson's alliance with the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the need for the GSN to quickly incorporate large quantities new technology and data coming into the system. Like its Manticoran counterpart, the Office of Technology worked closely with corporate and shipping concerns all over explored space.
By 1921 PD, the Office its role had changed to mainly research and development, working closely with the R&D programs in Systems Command. Pressure to merge the two groups into a single office started when the Manticoran Janacek Admiralty shut down all coordination between the navies in the mid-20th Century PD, but bureaucratic inertia resisted the merge. During the interregnum years, the Office of Technology began to form its own relationships with other Manticoran Alliance navies, establishing robust channels of communication by the time the war resumed. (Companion)