The US and its international partners respond to numerous operations, both short term and long term, on an annual basis. Each type of activity within the scope of stability operations has its own unique operational and political considerations; regardless of the activity, however, the common goal of all stability operations is to transition the responsibility for maintaining stability from external entities to local or national ones.
The effective management of and the ability to share information can significantly increase the success of stability operations. The challenge is to provide a solution that addresses not only the information-sharing sensitivities and concerns of multiple communities, but also the unique environmental conditions that are present within each instance of instability.
With its current and emerging products and capabilities, ISS has the tools to bring an information management solution to any instability and the internal processes and dynamics to deliver the capability with extraordinary speed.
An outcome of recent events has been the emergence of the stabilization industry. Comprised of private sector companies such as language and intelligence, security, and logistics, this new industry has woven itself into the fabric of international affairs to offer its collective expertise in support of defense, diplomacy, and development efforts.