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SMEIR, IDS’s fully functional cyber and information operations range, was chosen as one of the technologies to be tested by the US Army during 2019 Cyber Blitz being held at Fort Dix, New Jersey. IDS is developing and delivering exercise relevant content within the replicated training environment including social media personas and content (e.g. posts, tweets, photos), fictitious web content, and exercise role player and persona demographic themes. Additionally, IDS is designing and developing the offensive and defensive cyber operational scenarios tied to software-defined networking, virtualized network topology, and simulated traffic generation.

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IDS’s proprietary sandbox training environment, SMEIR, emulates the key aspects of the complex challenges our warfighters confront on the battlefield. Our large-scale training environment allows exercise designers, planners, and participants to realistically replicate the dynamic nature and unique impacts of online information, including social media. Utilizing SMEIR, CTTSO will now be able to replicate an online environment in which methodologies and tools for collecting and analyzing necessary information can be practiced and refined.

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IDS will provide specially trained open-source intelligence (OSINT) expertise, creating a real world battlefield and social media replication. Working with OPSGRP CEMA Cell, IDS will coordinate and plan cyberspace effects in the exercises, including OPSFOR and population activity on simulated social media and other internet activity, ensuring MSEL/scenario development is accurately portrayed within the training. We are excited to once again be part of the JRTC team.

IDS International has announced that all website content within its proprietary cyber and social media training environment, SMEIR, will now be licensed, free of charge, to all government customers. Those currently using the product, and all future SMEIR government customers, will have unrestricted access to all training content allowing for rapid, turn-key training scenario deployment.

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Peter Singer’s new book recognizes the innovative part SMEIR has played in combating the weaponization of social media. For the stressed, exhausted soldiers dodging enemy bombs and bullets, it’s not enough to safeguard the local population and fight the evil insurgents; they must now be mindful of the ebb and flow of online conversation.” (Excerpt from LikeWar) Peter Singer’s new book recognizes the innovative part SMEIR has played in combating the weaponization of social media.

The U.S. Department of State has selected Africa Training Solutions International LLC (ATSI), a joint venture in which IDS International Government Services LLC is a minority partner, as one of four small business awardees to conduct peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance training for the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program.

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Inc. magazine today revealed that IDS has been included in the 2019 Inc. 5000. Amongst an outstanding of peers, all privately held, IDS has consistently grown revenue over the last three years. Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent.

“IDS continues to be one of the most innovative companies in the defense space,” says President and CEO, Nick Dowling. “The Tech Connect award is a testament to the great work our cyber and social media team is doing to help our military deal with the convergence of conflict and competition within the digital and live worlds.”

Inc. magazine today revealed that IDS International is No. 1383 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

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