U-TIC, short for Unknown Territory Intervention and Creation Agency, is the military arm of Ormus, a religious society behind the events of the first two episodes of Xenosaga. They are effectively considered a terrorist organization.
U-TIC's origins can be traced back to the Mizrahi Neuro-science Institute, which means that Joachim Mizrahi is the agency's founder. Though Joachim Mizrahi can be considered the founder of the U-TIC organization, it is unlikely he had much control over what it turned into, including its transformation into a military front for Ormus. Additionally, his agenda was different than that of Ormus'. This is underscored by the fact that Mizrahi entrusted the information behind Ormus' plot, known as the Y-Data, to MOMO.
After the Miltian Conflict, it was buried in obscurity for decades, but reappeared in T.C. 4767. Though not affiliated with the Galaxy Federation, it boasts a level of technology and military force that far surpass those of the Federation government or military. U-TIC's current leader is Commander Margulis, who serves Ormus under the command of Cardinal Heinlein. Patriarch Sergius XIV served as a figurehead for the Ormus religion until Heinlein's plot to uproot him was finally accomplished in Episode II. One of the shadiest characters in the series, Heinlein is never seen by anyone, not even Margulis, until he is revealed to be Wilhelm, at the end of Episode III.
Politically, the U-TIC organization secretly holds influence over many members of the Federation, including a former member of the Contact Subcommittee (S.O.C.E.).
The name, aside from being an acronym, may also be a pun on eutychianism, a heretical belief set on the blended (human and God) nature of Jesus Christ. However, since Ormus' Christology is never fully explicated, this is not certain.