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Migration Defense Intelligence Threat Data System [MDITDS]

The Migration Defense Intelligence Threat Data System [MDITDS] captures and assimilates incoming intelligence message traffic, codes and categorizes that trafic, and provides analytical tools which provide end products useful in the analysis of the data received. DITDS provides intelligence analysts and decision makers with the tools necessary to visualize and distribute intelligence. Among other applications, DTIDS is used to identify threats to high-profile events and operations, was deployed for use both during the Atlanta Olympics and in Bosnia for assistance with the peace accord. DITDS systems use advanced technologies to organize "free-text" information and provide tools for the user to find and associate related information including data visualization, distributed data maintenance, and fuzzy search techniques. The fuzzy search tools support searchs for and association of people, locations and events using phonetic spelling of foreign names.

MDITDS is a DOD migration system. The DoD is in the process of establishing a simplified baseline of the best, common information systems across the business functions of the Department. These migration systems represent a stage of process improvement designed at achieving a common set of automated processes and practices in DoD. Components of the new Migration DITDS, being developed by the DIA with assistance from Sterling Software, were deployed to enhance the existing DITDS system in Augsburg in mid 1996. These enhancements will provide advanced capabilities and support a broader user community. The DITDS system is deployed at 17 sites throughout the world.

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