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Special Operations Command, Research, Analysis, and Threat Evaluation  

System (SOCRATES)

Primary Purpose Umbrella concept of systems, provides automated

intelligence connectivity and functional

intelligence support to the SOF community.

Sub-Functions LAN provides personnel with access to the Defense

Intelligence Threat Data System (DITDS),

Intelligence Data Handling System (IDHS), Modular

Architecture for Exchange of Intelligence

(MAXI), Defense Data Network (DDN), and

administrative message handling, transferring and

formatting functions.



DITDS: combines databases allowing users to

filter through massive amounts of current and

historical information/intelligence legend data

and select, save, modify and/or transmit as

required. Provides access to specialized

collection of information on terrorism,

counter-narcotics (Emerald) database, and special

operations (SOLOG) database. Provides tools

necessity to generate timely and accurate

assessments, warning and threat analysis, and

on-line access to record traffic communications

system (GENSER/DSSCS and AFAMPE).



IDHS: primary repository of all data required to

analyze and maintain information necessary to

support normal operations and to adequately

respond to a crisis situation. Provides access

to the CENTCOM/SOCOM Integrated Data System

(CSIDS/IDB), Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA)

and Military Intelligence Information Data System

Integrated Data System (MIIDS/ITB).



MAXI/MIDAS: Automated intelligence message

handling system; organizes the flow of

operational traffic, facilitates review of

incoming information, provides access to internal

message and work files, intra-communication,

report generation capabilities.



DDN/SCAMPI: remote host access connects

approximately 50 commands and agencies comprising

the Department of Defense Intelligence

Information System (DODIIS).

Equipment Requirements ADP System is three mainframe computer systems

with internet/NIPR/SIPR capability and SCI LAN.

Standard stand-alone configuration is a 486 PC

with modem and video card, though a Pentium

processor is desired.

Connectivity Requirements USSOCOM SCI LAN, SOCSOUTH LAN, VAIOUS COMPONENT

SCI LAN, SOCEUR LAN, SOCPAT LAN. Remote LANs

connected through SCAMPI communications.

Deployed terminal connected though tactical

communication at 256 Kbps - 1.544 MBPS data rate

from CINCSOC to JSOTF.

Crypto Requirements The same as the SCI LAN or SCAMPI.

Normal Locations USSOCOM, COMPONENT HEADQUARTERS, USCENTCOM,

SOCSOUTH, SOCEUR, and SOCPAC, JSOC, Special

Forces Group Military Intelligence Companies, and

Ranger Battalions.

Information Managed Record traffic communications, and a variety of

databases to include: CSIDS/IDB, MIIDS/IDB,

SOLOG, and EMERALD.

Products Created Data, imagery, message traffic, mapping. See

sub-functions.

Lead Service/Contractor USSOCOM.

Current Fielding Status Fielded.

Known Problems The system is slow to respond during the peak

hours of use.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Not rated.

Point of Contact None.

Updated by Capt Paul H. Orth, USAF, CCSC-01
 

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