IDS combines operational expertise with an intimate understanding of today’s greatest challenges to bring our customers the solutions required for success in a complex and multidimensional world. We tailor solutions for a diverse range of government, military, nonprofit and public-sector customers. Our outstanding past performance and continuing work built IDS’s reputation as the leading provider of training and support for complex operations.
ANDSF OPERATIONS and MAINTENANCE
IDS provides all management, labor; materials, equipment, security, transportation, contractor life support; and scheduled and unscheduled operations and maintenance (O&M) services in support of over 30 Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) sites and facilities located in provinces throughout Afghanistan. O&M services support mission critical facilities including power plants; wastewater treatment plants; solid waste collection and disposal; water treatment; and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration and repair.
Maintenance and Repair Services on Mission Critical Systems Throughout Afghanistan
IDS performs maintenance and repair services under blanket purchase agreements in support of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces. Power generation and electrical systems, water treatment plans, generator overhauls, wastewater treatment plants, and HVAC are the primary support areas. Our teams deploy and execute work throughout austere and remote environments, in every province in Afghanistan.
Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOI) – International Peacekeeping
IDS performs both construction and training services in support of the Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOI). This program is a U.S. Department of State security assistance initiative focused on building international peacekeeping capacity worldwide in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). GPOI program key objectives are:
- Build Self-Sufficient Peace Operations Training Capacity in Partner Countries;
- Support Partner Countries’ Development and Employment of Critical Enabling Capabilities;
- Enhance Partner Nation Operational Readiness and Sustainment Capabilities;
- Strengthen Partner Nation Rapid Deployment Capabilities;
- Expand the Role of Women and Enhance Gender Integration;
- Build UN and Regional Organization Capabilities.
COMBATING TERRORISM TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICE – SYNTHETIC INTERNET FOR TRAINING AND EXERCISES (CTTSO SITE)
Terrorists now have a platform to reach audiences of unprecedented size to communicate, collaborate, and convince, often operating buried and undetected in the staggering volume of general online traffic. IDS’s implementation of additional capabilities through SITE will allow intelligence and IO personnel and exercise scenario developers to incorporate the unique nature and effects of online information into large-scale training exercises. Utilizing SMEIR, our proprietary cyber training environment, CTTSO SITE will provide operations officers the ability to create and control scenarios based on the training needs of their units and exercise objectives.
It is critical that joint exercises incorporate this facet of the battlespace for true mission success across the entire SOF enterprise and Interagency; SMEIR and SITE will do just that.
Design/Build Construction Services, Mindanao, Philippines
IDS is constructing a 160,000 square foot, 100 man compound, supporting the United States Special Operations Command, in Zamboanga City. Design through turnover, IDS is managing construction including site development, earthwork, architectural, civil, structural, electrical and finish work. This multi-use structure will house operations and administration, dining facilities, and enlisted quarters. Options within the contract also include vertical and horizontal design/build. Vertical construction projects include additional facilities such as vehicle maintenance, training, ammunition storage, and a firing range. Horizontal and infrastructure construction projects include roads, parking, and sidewalks; perimeter protection, power generation, fuel tanks, and other public works support.
JOINT READINESS TRAINING CENTER – OSINT SUPPORT
IDS provides specially trained open-source intelligence (OSINT) expertise, creating a real world battlefield and social media replication. SMEIR provides our warfighters with realistic training, each rotation, building their capabilities in extracting relevant OSINT. Working with OPSGRP CEMA Cell, IDS coordinates and plans cyberspace effects in the exercises. This includes OPSFOR and population activity on simulated social media and other internet activity, ensuring MSEL/scenario development is accurately portrayed within the training.
Flexible Implementation and Assessment Team
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs utilizes the Flexible Implementation Assessment Team (FIAT) to provide local national third-party assessment of cooperative agreements, grants, host nation programs, contracts and task orders throughout all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. FIAT program activities support effective monitoring and evaluation that will continue the transition and self-sustainability of Afghan-led institutions.
IDS equips FIAT with technically trained LNs who perform assessment and oversight duties across 63 programs, including hundreds of sites in some of Afghanistan’s most non-permissive provinces. IDS recruits, trains, deploys and manages LNs who possess the skills, geographic insights, situational awareness and cultural acumen to conduct assessments throughout each Afghan province.
National Training Center
IDS prepares warfighters for the situations and domains they will encounter on the battlefield. At the National Training Center, IDS provides critical training operations including advisory services, technical expertise, and system operators, exposing warfighters to the challenges they will face during military conflict. IDS delivers training services within the following disciplines at NTC; Interagency core support, Leadership Training Program, Special Operations Forces training, social media replication, and replication of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations.
We ensure all facets of warfighter training is innovative and relevant, which is key to national defense.