Surveillance, Collection, and Operations Support (SCOS)
Mission: Identify, prioritize, and execute research and development projects that satisfy interagency requirements supporting intelligence gathering and special operations directed against terrorist activities.
Focus Area Product Catalogs
Biometrics, Recognition, Identity Protection, Tracking and Exploitation
Improve the means to detect terrorists by developing automated tools for terrorist identification using biometrics, pattern recognition, database technologies, and exploitation methodologies.
Develop and improve the ability to locate, identify, and track terrorists and terrorist activities. Support programs and initiatives critical to intelligence operations such as tagging, tracking, and locating; special sensors; and covert communications.
Canine Advance Technologies
Develop methodologies that enable working canine teams to operate more effectively and efficiently by enhancing canines’ abilities for explosives detection, tracking, patrolling, and attacking in an operational environment.
Develop enhanced tools including techniques and procedures that focus on finessing the cyberspace domain to improve SOF operations in fluid environments.
Develop advanced automated tools and techniques to defeat adversarial surveillance methodologies. Develop technologies to assist tactical teams with verification of assets and more effective use of interrogation data.
Human Language Technology
Develop and insert Human Language Technologies where these technologies can best assist humans – operators and analysts – to: make sense of volumes and varieties of data sources; apply timely and actionable intelligence; enhance communication skills and cultural understanding; and improve language learning.