VATC to launch first secure social media platform for simulated intelligence training

VATC_logoVisual Awareness Technologies and Consulting Inc. announced on January 19 it will be launching its new Simulated Intelligence Training Environment Platform — SITREP — at the 27th Annual Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Symposium & Exhibition, Jan. 19-21, in Washington, D.C. SITREP is a patented, secure, fully operational social media platform to support simulated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for special operations and joint training environments.

“SITREP gives our special operations and joint forces an unparalleled training environment to manage and analyze realistic and responsive operational environment data in near-real time,” said VATC president and CEO Sara Moola. “Built for massive scale, our innovative social platform is the most sophisticated and secure available for elite special operations training around real-world publicly available information and open source intelligence. This platform has already been successfully implemented with current customers in forward environments, and we are working to establish it as a Program of Record.”

SITREP is the result of VATC expertise gained over a decade serving special operations divisions within the U.S. military through a wide range of organizations and in theater. SITREP’s patented system architecture has been specially designed to overlay with technology systems used within special operations forces’ institutions for realistic and dynamic mission planning and rehearsal to support mission success.

Unlike any online training platform ever developed and deployed for the military, SITREP:

  • Addresses critical gaps in current training models based on today’s most difficult areas of operation.
  • Facilitates situational awareness through detailed case studies.
  • Allows trainees to see the second- and third-order effects of their operations reflected in live and social media.
  • Integrates interagency, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

SITREP’s four key functions include:

  • Deep, realistic scenario variables.
  • Live, social and dynamic open source media.
  • Integration with nonmilitary partners.
  • An easy-to-use analytical tool kit for objective, mission-specific assessments.

By using commercial off-the-shelf mapping tools to allow for rapid and relevant situational awareness, SITREP enables predictive analysis of hotspots in urban and austere regions of the world. SITREP is the first release of a larger system that renders online realistic training scenarios for live, virtual and constructive training environments for the U.S. and allied nations. Most importantly, its visual dashboard will highlight key areas of improvement on a map based on action indicators of where the exercise and training elements took place.

Source: Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting Inc. (VATC)