TechINT Solutions Group provides all-source intelligence analysis support, exploitation and Counter IED (CIED) Subject Matter Expertise (SME), to the DoD, National Intelligence and S&TI community. As pioneers in CIED TECHINT/Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI) analysis, our strengths come from corporate officer experience on the NGIC's Counter IED/Insurgency Targeting Program WTI Team, supporting the warfighters by directing analytical production that fuses data, all-source reporting and products of level 1-5 exploitation. Our expertise in IED forensics analysis, electronic device profiling, and exploitation from first hand tactical work in theater exploitation labs to our close relationships with I2WD, NRL, TEDAC, NMEC and other national level organizations will support the customer's mission.
It was recognized in '04 by the Principals of TechINT that the only way to understand the IED, its construction, origin and use will be by proper data basing of all reporting. There was no central repository for IED data nor Db ontology, for the myriad types of unit reporting and exploitation data. The TechINT Principals while in CITP established the first IED database and began pulling in the requisite data. This database lead to the development of a WebTAS enabled link analysis tool at NGIC now called Common Analyst WorkSpace (CAWS). TechINT Principals were heavily involved in this development.
TechINT Solutions Group (TSG), has the experience and capability to identify and exploit the enemy’s UAS systems in order to deny, degrade, or destroy their ability to plan for or implement these threat weapons systems. TSG with its already established team of analytical, investigative, and data mining arms, can integrate within an already established government entity agency or quickly mobilize a team and deploy to a potential threat location. TSG also has the capability to provide the most advanced, real-world proven counter-UAS (CUAS) training.
Clearly a thorough understanding of the devices was crucial and CITP-ST&I early on brought in well trained personnel to keep up with the design changes in the IED field, working with all community partners to leverage their understanding of the various pieces of the puzzles necessary to solve the problem. Key to the device is the trigger and using resources to attack it necessitate the use technical Intelligence analysis of IED data to identify new emerging, or reemerging IED patterns and trend. These capabilities led to the ability to provide S&TI, I&W and Force Protection.
TechINT's Principals have been involved in the recruiting process in CITP-Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI) Team since its inception, to include other programs. We know what to seek in prospective Techint/WTI analysts. We know what KSA's are mandatory and what KSA's are preferred in recruiting WTI Analysts. The principals know the "formula" necessary to balance the team by having a mixture of All-source, trained WTI, EOD technicians, and LEP's for a productive team.
There is no "service school" that trains an individual to be a WTI/Techint analyst. You just can't apply a WTI/Techint title to All-Source analysts and expect them to be a competent WTI analyst. It takes the right aptitude as well as skillsets to be trained as a WTI analyst. The training is a combination of the tools required and an extensive mentoring program. TSG principals helped establish and hire the analysts, then train and mentor them over many years to produce an effective device-centric team.
The TechINT principals have been the proponents of IED Switch (initiation system) Profiles since the beginning of the CITP program. IED Switch Profiles were started under WTI (TechINT Principals) in 2004. These early profiles were created and maintained with-in CITP-S&TI before the concept was adapted by CEXC-I in 2005. Today the profiles are maintained in CEXC-I and CEXC-A. Profiling devices is just one of many concepts created and carried forward to doctrine that TechINT Solutions Group Principals participated in. IED Switch profiles are a key data point used for attribution of IED's to a cell or individual, and will remain a foundation element to targeting.
TechINT will leverage the experience and knowledge gained from over 12 years combined leadership knowledge in developing and managing CITP-WTI into other programs. As the IED-specific fight morphs to the broader Counter Insurgency or COIN problems, the same tools and skills will need to be brought to bear.
TechINT knows how to incorporate all aspects of TECHINT/ WTI into the targeting process. The use of Biometrics in the targeting and prosecution process was created and mastered in CITP WTI under the leadership and guidance of the Principals of TechINT Solutions Group.
TechINT knows the exploitation process and the 5 levels of exploitation, the latter being completed in the USA as well as the exploitation completed by our CF partners. Most of the warfighters and some of the IC assume exploitation of the IED's stops in theater at the CEXC lab (level 2). They tend to dismiss the other 3 levels completed when the forensic evidence is sent back to the states. TechINT knows how to utilize this invaluable exploitation for attribution targeting, pattern and trend analysis, Homeland security and geospatial analysis.
There is no higher reason for WTI Analysis than for force protection for US forces and its CF partners. TechINT has a thorough understanding of WTI and how it can be applied to force protection. One of the simplest examples is a product developed from the IED Db called a Route Study that provides precise knowledge of recent threats for given routes that can be used for route planning and the best use of countermeasures.
TechINT principals bring experience in the field of scientific and technical analysis and assessments of foreign military systems capabilities, strengths and vulnerabilities. This direct experience is somewhat narrow, specifically relating to the study of propulsion systems (engines, transmissions, track systems, etc) on foreign military armored vehicles. This analysis included extensive testing experience at APG and the production of multiple DIA studies and papers on the subjects.