Focus Area:

Operationalizing Irregular Warfare

Project Cost:

$1,171,000

Project Duration:

18 months

Performer:

Raytheon BBN

Deliverable:

A TAK plug-in that provides a true Civil Common Operating Picture at the tactical and operational levels.

End User:

USASOC, USAID, DOS

Description:

An application for the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) that allows users to share and visualize civil information across DoD, DOS, USAID, Interagency (IA), and International partners necessary to drive whole-of-government influence operations. Users shall be able to view reports for a custom geographic area, and add updates in real-time on the ground. Integration of existing curated information (LiveUAMap), IA implementing partners, and partner/enabled force inputs will provide SOF Cross Function Teams (CFTs) and IA users greater situational awareness in the field. It provides a data repository-agnostic reporting platform compatible with Combatant Command (CCMD) Programs of Record (CIDNE, Palantir, FADE/MIST, DCGS-A) and common interfaces like Google Earth and ArcGIS. It shall be compatible with SOCOM’s Remote Advise and Assist Kit, integrate speech-to-text and display in all SOF foreign languages to maximize enabled forces’ input, and include a “training layer” to enable exercise injects in real time during training events.

Operational Impact:

CKI-TAK creates a common IA Civil / Influence picture to share information on a broadly used interface in the field and in real time, allowing users to effectively react to dynamic threats, report and analyze local/regional/national civil networks, and make timely and informed decisions to maintain operational tempo in the influence space.

Transition:

The app will be transitioned to the USASOC Special Operations Mission Planning Environment (SOMPE) office for software management and releasability.