Countering IEDs requires an integrated response from multiple military and technical disciplines. The collective expertise of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines from dozens of countries, US federal law enforcement agents, chemists, physicists, electrical engineers, strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence analysts, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, combat arms, software developers, war veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland and Oklahoma City, and even lawyers is required to effectively counter the modern IED.

A multi-disciplinary, worldwide, whole-of-government response is required.

Accessing multi-source, biometric, and forensic IED data dispersed across multiple systems is critical in providing and end-to-end Counter-IED solution. Also critical is the ability to funnel this data deluge into the timely and tailored IED data needed by analysts. To meet this operational need, and to address the efficiencies demanded by the downward pressure on IT budgets, ISS has taken a leadership role in the application of Cloud Computing and Service Oriented Architectures to the Counter-IED mission.

A Multi-faceted Approach

ISS’ Dfuze suite of applications has more C-IED deployments around the world than any other application. Its intuitive and easy to use interface allows users to process information and intelligence related to virtually any type of incident including: IEDs, firearms, criminal gangs, and terrorist organizations. With its built in analytical tools and ability to securely share data with other users and outside agencies, Dfuze provides a community-based approach to C-IED collection, analysis and discovery – whether utilizing a desktop, laptop or mobile device.
The effectiveness of the ISS approach in theater is best embodied in the success of the ISS Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE). The millions of vetted records in CIDNE comprise the single greatest repository of IED data in existence. CIDNE is the US Central Command answer to managing the complexities of theater-wide operational reporting, quality assurance and quality control for IED data.
ISS recognizes that Counter-IED missions most often occur in a Counter-Insurgency environment in support of Stability Operations. To that end, the ISS International Distributed, Unified Reporting Environment (INDURE) allows organizations from multiple communities of interest to manage and share data. INDURE utilizes customer-driven reports and interfaces to external databases for data collection. It provides a venue for organizations without access to classified networks to collaborate in the midst of IED attacks to accomplish their missions in support of Stability Operations.
The Web Enabled Temporal Analysis System (WebTAS) Enterprise is a Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software toolkit providing visualization, integration and analysis of disparate data in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) compliant platform. The Common Analyst Work Station (CAWS) is a business layer tailored to the needs of analysts at the National Ground Intelligence Center that rides atop the WebTAS visualization, integration and analysis engine. As such, it is a premier example of the ISS approach to rapid reutilization of GOTS software.

Benefits

  • Unique combination and deep understanding at the strategic and tactical levels
  • Global, on-the-ground support to operational commanders and bomb data centers
  • Robust product suite to support this complex problem set pen source
  • Customers share and benefit from C-IED community knowledge base
  • Integrates with previously developed data acquisition, visualization, and analysis technologies
  • Exploits structured and unstructured IED data