Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE®) is used every day of the year by tens of thousands of uniformed military personnel, civilian analysts and contractor support personnel from organizations around the world. It is the US Central Command (CENTCOM) directed reporting tool for the majority of operational reporting within Afghanistan and Iraq.
Encompassing over 110 different reports and supporting dozens of user communities, CIDNE is CENTCOM's answer to managing the complexities of theater-wide operational reporting, quality assurance and quality control. With millions of records vetted and finalized for operational and intelligence reporting, CIDNE is the originating source database for nearly all information formally presented to Congress and the White House regarding events in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Based on the realization that traditional software development and acquisition timelines were inadequate to support the ground commander's constantly evolving requirements, CIDNE was created to collect and analyze critical battlefield data to provide daily operational and intelligence community reporting relevant to a commander's daily decision-making processes. With CIDNE data can be collected quickly and consistently, in a manner that allows for automated data correlation and aggregation across the entire theater.