Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO)
The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) Operations research and Systems Analysis (ORSA) program provides operational decision making information to senior decision makers in a combat environment. The JIDO ORSA team members operate in an austere environment. JIDO ORSA team members are based with and assist major units in combat theaters. Most team members do not routinely travel off of major bases during the conduct of their duties. JIDO ORSA team members operate on 6 or 12 month rotations.
Program Overview. The ORSA Program deploys critical analytic support across Army, Marine, Air Force, Navy, DoD, Coalition and Intelligence Community Partner activities in Afghanistan. We provide support from the 4-Star headquarters to tactical units and at all the major combat outposts and forward operations bases.
BMA support includes:
- Producing quick-turn around analysis products, routine-trend assessments, and unit operation analysis, using Operations Research (OR) techniques.
- Facilitating reach-back analysis with the JIDO J-9 when required.
- Working with embedded staff, such as Law Enforcement personnel, Human Intelligence Teams, and data collectors.
- Assist in deployed JIDO initiative evaluation.
- Facilitating data transfer from theater to CONUS.
Essential Skills and Experience. Top Secret Security Clearance. Five years’ experience in Operations Research knowledge of ground forces mission types, force structure, war fighting concepts, Training Tactics and Procedures (TTPs), and doctrine. Five years of experience in drafting and making oral presentations to customers. Formalized training at a Service-accredited Operations Research (OR) course, such as the Army’s ORSA MAC I. Familiarity with SharePoint and portals and Reach-back analysis. Strong EXCEL spreadsheet experience (pivot tables, sorting, formulas, formatting, & QC of data.), and develop and present power point briefings. Helpful program knowledge but not required: ARCGIS, CIDNE, ARCGIS, SIPR, I2 Analyst Notebook.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Mobile Advisory Team (ISRMAT)
The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Mobile Advisory Team (ISRMAT) program provides instruction and assistance to both U.S. and foreign forces. Set in an austere environment, ISRMAT team members are based and assist major units in combat theaters and travel to subordinate units to provide assistance as required by the command.
The teams rotate into theater every 4 months and return to home station for the following 4 months. Then the cycle is repeated.
BMA support includes:
- Serve as ISRMAT Team Lead when deployed OCONUS
- Provides oversight and assistance to Junior ISRMAT SMEs
- Provides unit-tailored training and advisory support in requesting and employing all ISR capabilities deployed to theater
- Assists with assessments of ISR processes and capabilities in theater
- Supports TRADOC Centers of Excellence in the development of training and doctrine
- Supports units in improving use of ISR assets, staff communication and integration processes, understanding and executing Theater Collection Planning and Requirements processes, and effective all-source intelligence integration
- Routinely interfaces with Service, DoD, and special organizations to gain access to current ISR products and TTP in support of courseware development
- Assists the unit in articulating requirements for collection using Joint, Theater, and Coalition ISR capabilities, architectures, and collection management process
- Trains the unit on processes to request ISR support, monitor/track status, negotiate dynamic changes and interact with control nodes and Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) organizations
- Ensures the unit can integrate information in support of Lethal and non-Lethal lines of operation
- Trains the unit on capabilities, processes, and products associated with ISR assets in the combat theaters
- Deliver training to units at Home Station or mobilization station
- Develop training materials for deployed and deploying units which includes the latest threat data based on emerging threats and other intelligence disciplines
- Provide ISR research insights with a thorough understanding of lessons learned, best practices, vignettes, and after action reports that address ISR synchronization and integration in current operating environments
- Must be able to work while in field conditions.
- Minimum 8+-years of experience in operational ISR
- Minimum 2 ISR-related deployed tours
- Minimum 3-years in a senior intelligence advisory/analyst position
- Multi-INT experience (GEOINT, SIGINT, HUMINT, etc.)
- Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility
- Knowledge of ground and aerial ISR collection capabilities, exploitation, and processes
- Familiar with Joint and Army operations (to include unit types and mission sets)
- Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills and must possess the ability to communicate effectively with USG customers, executive and senior leadership, and support management staff
- Must have excellent presentation skills, with an ability to design, develop and deliver high-quality deliverables created through collaboration
- Ideal candidate should have recent (within last four years) deployment to USCENTCOM AOR with knowledge of ground and aerial ISR collection capabilities, exploitation, and process experience
- Instructor background is a plus
- Knowledge and experience with Air Force collection management and ISR operations processes a plus
- Recent experience in advising/assisting ground forces on ISR optimization a plus
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
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