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IDS International Innovative and entrepreneurial, IDS is a team of leading experts delivering quality, multidisciplinary solutions to the world’s most complex problems.
We work across the globe, including conflict zones.Hybrid conflict. Non-state actors. Digital hacktivists. Tribal politics. Advanced technology. Ancient beliefs. Rapid adaptation. Strategic uncertainty. Declining resources. Rising extremism. Today’s national security challenges are complex and multidimensional, requiring adaptive, interagency responses. For more than a decade, IDS International has delivered innovative training, research and operational civil-military services to help address these 21st century challenges. We are seasoned soldiers, aid workers, diplomats, intelligence professionals, cyber warriors, technical experts, political advisors, and more with a common understanding of how to train for and operate in conflict zones and transitional areas. Our team of interagency experts and field practitioners operate and train together daily, building on our global multidisciplinary understanding of challenges, best practices and new approaches. This wide range of perspectives permits us to serve as a liaison between civil society, military, government and technology to enhance coordination and effectively solve complex security and political problems.

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 interns, Mackenzie, Ali, Jess, Emily, and Hazen! They will be supporting various de...
06/10/2020

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 interns, Mackenzie, Ali, Jess, Emily, and Hazen! They will be supporting various departments at IDS and will receive hands-on experience on management, proposals, recruiting, and program management.

Interested in interning with IDS in the fall or next summer? Check out our career page and submit your resume to our general applications. https://www.idsinternational.com/careers/

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05/14/2020

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Can America reopen safely from the novel #coronavirus?Help IDS and Clear Outcomes find out by calculating your COVID-19 ...
05/11/2020
COVID-19 Actions and Initiatives

Can America reopen safely from the novel #coronavirus?

Help IDS and Clear Outcomes find out by calculating your COVID-19 Safety Score.

Taking this quiz every week or two will help us track behavior and see how those behaviors link to infection rates as America starts to reopen.

You will not only be helping track your own safety, you'll be helping us learn what behaviors are key to staying safe.

As a baseline, we've commissioned three national surveys on behavior (with safety scores) and you can read about those results here: https://www.idsinternational.com/assessments-monitoring/covid-19-actions-and-initiatives

Overall, Americans are already starting to go out more and meet more people, but they are wearing masks, washing hands, and disinfecting surfaces. Will it be enough?

https://content.leadquizzes.com/lp/JG9G0qvdCQ

Flatten the curve. COVID-19. Corona virus.

Pleased to have collaborated with The Rockefeller Foundation and Clear Outcomes on this important thought piece on how w...
05/01/2020
How Data About Americans’ Behavior Can Help Us to Safely Reopen the Economy - The Rockefeller Foundation

Pleased to have collaborated with The Rockefeller Foundation and Clear Outcomes on this important thought piece on how we can use data to make decisions and ensure safety.

The Rockefeller Foundation and other experts have called for widespread testing and contact tracing to get Americans back to work more safely.

Data and evaluative thinking, as being done by IDS International and Clear Outcomes, could also be an essential approach to assessing what comes next.

#covid19 #coronavirus

In the past few weeks, data culled from various sources and through different methods have given insights about the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is

IDS International and Clear Outcomes are looking to help with the COVID-19 crisis any way we can. One initiative is to l...
04/30/2020

IDS International and Clear Outcomes are looking to help with the COVID-19 crisis any way we can. One initiative is to leverage our data and technology capabilities to measure the effectiveness of policies on behaviors, from washing hands to staying at home.

To better understand if our current behaviors and habits are assisting in flattening the curve, we invite you to share with us how you are responding and coping with stay at home orders and social and physical distancing. Results from this short survey will be shared with decision-makers to help improve the response to COVID-19.

Take the COVID-19 Flattening the Curve Survey for the United States. https://content.leadquizzes.com/lp/JG9G0qvdCQ

Additionally, Here are results from the second national survey focused on what people are actually doing in terms of behaviors. For more information contact [email protected].

IDS is delighted to announce that we have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standa...
04/21/2020

IDS is delighted to announce that we have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures our products and services meet the needs of customers, through an effective quality management system. IDS’s decision to work towards ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continually improving our products and services.

Our certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of IDS employees throughout the United States and overseas. Many thanks to everyone at IDS, we each played a role in this success.

Learn more about our approach and commitment to quality: https://lnkd.in/eM3mm4w

IDS is proud to announce that we have been awarded the multi-year, multi-million dollar CyberTropolis contract. CyberTro...
03/12/2020
IDS International Announces $47M CyberTropolis Award

IDS is proud to announce that we have been awarded the multi-year, multi-million dollar CyberTropolis contract.

CyberTropolis is the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center's persistent training environment for advanced cyber-physical training and exercise support.

This unique venue trains Joint Cyber Mission Forces with access to a real city consisting of genuine Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), a fully network integrated closed cellular network and Social Media Environment and Internet Replication system (SMEIR).

“We are excited to be working with MUTC and the Indiana National Guard and to operate and enhance CyberTropolis, one of the most innovative cyber ranges and training centers in the US military. Military customers can leverage the unique, powerful, and innovative capabilities at CTEP to train and exercise all dimensions of cyber and information warfare, from offensive and defensive cyber operations, to information operations to multidomain warfare.”– Nick Dowling, IDS President and CEO.

Learn more: https://www.idsinternational.com/about-ids/media-and-events/ctep

#smeir #trainasyoufight #builtbyoperatorsforoperators

IDS International Announces CyberTropolis AwardArlington, VA – March 12, 2020 (PRESS RELEASE)IDS International has been awarded the contract to conduct technology related …

Second Annual Shahla Hammond Scholarship Award Winner - Zoe DobsonShahla Hammond was an an Afghanistan subject matter ex...
02/14/2020

Second Annual Shahla Hammond Scholarship Award Winner - Zoe Dobson

Shahla Hammond was an an Afghanistan subject matter expert for IDS. She taught thousands of US Marines, soldiers, diplomats, and aid workers about her native Afghanistan through stories, wisdom, and a personal human touch. Shahla was adored by all who worked with her. She was always a friendly and nurturing member of the team — a mentor to her colleagues and a dutiful mother to her children, whom she loved so much. She was always positive, whether talking enthusiastically about her beautiful hometown of Dana Point, a poignant memory of Afghanistan, or the work she did as a SME. Her positive energy and good nature made her an effective counselor and great ambassador for IDS.

Nick Dowling, IDS President and CEO, established the Shahla Hammond Scholarship in 2018 to recognize rising interns who embody the spirit and values Shahla represented. This annual scholarship is awarded to assist in tuition and other fees.

IDS's internship program focuses on teaching the business side of government contracting. Interns had the opportunity to rotate between a variety of departments during the summer and learn the foundation of each. High potential interns even have the opportunity to extend their internship into the fall and the potential of becoming an associate. This summer the interns were greatly involved in the proposal, business development, finance and accounting teams.

2019 Shahla Hammond Scholarship Recipient – Zoe Dobson

Zoe Dobson was a Business Development intern for the summer. Zoe grew up in Northern Virginia and left the area to attend college in the United Kingdom where she is currently pursuing a degree in Government – International Relations at the University of Essex. While at school, she was offered the opportunity to spend a year studying international relations at the University of Hong Kong. Additionally, she is a student-athlete, playing rugby for her University teams and local clubs while she is studying abroad.

At IDS International, our core values are integrity, excellence, innovation, and respect, in which Zoe embodied during her internship. Any challenge that arose, she faced it headstrong and with a positive attitude. Ms. Dobson led the interns in multiple recruiting efforts and whilst researching for future business development opportunities. Zoe Dobson is our second recipient of the scholarship, please join us in congratulating her.

Nearly 40% of IDS's workforce are veterans. IDS works diligently to recruit those who served our country and grow the ca...
11/11/2019

Nearly 40% of IDS's workforce are veterans. IDS works diligently to recruit those who served our country and grow the careers of our current veteran workforce. This is ingrained in our company's ethos.

As a small token of appreciation to everyone at IDS who has served, we are having flags flown in their honor at the US Capitol.

We thank you, not only today, but every day, throughout the year. Happy Veterans Day.

SMEIR, IDS's fully functional cyber and information operations range is being utilized by the US Army during their 2019 ...
09/13/2019
Here’s the Army’s plan for getting more mature cyber technologies

SMEIR, IDS's fully functional cyber and information operations range is being utilized by the US Army during their 2019 Cyber Blitz.

SMEIR is impacting how cyber technologies integrate into actual Army-level exercises, particularly in regard to utilizing tools that allow soldiers to have a more hands on, realistic experience.

https://www.fifthdomain.com/dod/army/2019/04/02/heres-the-armys-plan-for-getting-more-mature-cyber-technologies/

The Army is linking up technology experimentation with actual exercises.

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09/06/2019

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IDS is proud to announce that we will be building the Synthetic Internet for Training Exercises environment in support o...
08/27/2019
CTTSO SITE

IDS is proud to announce that we will be building the Synthetic Internet for Training Exercises environment in support of the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.

SITE will be backed by IDS’s expertise in designing and executing Internet replication for training exercises. SMEIR's high touch aspects, including user support and training, meet the rapidly evolving needs of training audiences and exercise control at the nation’s most advanced digital training environments.

"Digital warfare is more than attacking and defending networks; digital influence is increasingly critical to how we compete across the spectrum of warfare. The SITE program and our SMEIR technology enable realistic training and exercises in digital influence and digital warfare.” – Nick Dowling, IDS President and CEO.

Learn more: https://www.idsinternational.com/cttso-site/

IDS International Announces CTTSO SITE Contract AwardArlington, VA – August 27, 2019 (PRESS RELEASE)IDS International has been selected to deliver Synthetic Internet for T…

IDS has once again made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. During a stretch where the economy grew...
08/22/2019
2019 Inc. 5000: The Most Successful Companies in America

IDS has once again made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. During a stretch where the economy grew 12%, IDS realized growth three times higher. Many thanks to our customers, employees, and vendors who assisted in this accolade.

https://www.inc.com/inc5000/2019/top-private-companies-2019-inc5000.html?cid=sf01002

Inc.'s annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.--and how they reached their lofty heights.

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08/22/2019

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IDS International is hiring for an array of positions at our headquarters in Arlington, as well as numerous projects acr...
08/09/2019
Life at IDS

IDS International is hiring for an array of positions at our headquarters in Arlington, as well as numerous projects across the globe.

Have an aptitude for math? Check out our Pricing Analyst position. Great team environment, with tremendous growth opportunity.

https://www.idsinternational.com/life-at-ids/

Each day we strive to solve today’s most pressing international challenges. Realistic cyber warfare training for our nation’s warfighters. Interagency communications and partnerships. Operating and maintaining assets within austere environments. Building capacity for enterprise adaptability in c...

06/20/2019
60 Minutes

IDS International is proud to have Former Brigadier General Bolduc as part of our Advisory Board. His willingness to speak openly about PTSD is certain to have a positive impact on our nation's warfighters.

Former Brigadier General Donald Bolduc says SGB helped put him on the path to recovery. He was the first senior officer to speak openly about having PTSD – something his superiors didn’t like. https://cbsn.ws/2WGH8Yg

Join our Cyber & Social Media team today as they present at @AFCEA's Small Business Innovation Shark Tank competition. T...
05/10/2019

Join our Cyber & Social Media team today as they present at @AFCEA's Small Business Innovation Shark Tank competition. Tune in live at 3pm EDT. http://ow.ly/ohHm30oGEhQ #SMEIR #AFCEASmallBusiness

A new group of competitors is ready to dive in! Season 3 of #AFCEASmallBusiness Innovation Showcase begins tomorrow with TeamWorx Security, Bright Apps LLC, IDS International and AppTek. Who has the winning idea? Tune in live at 3pm EDT: http://ow.ly/ohHm30oGEhQ (Photo credit: Elizabeth Moon)

Meet Ryan and Kevin; program support interns who have been learning about program management, contracts administration, ...
02/12/2019

Meet Ryan and Kevin; program support interns who have been learning about program management, contracts administration, and proposal writing. Want to apply for our summer internship program? Send us your resume at https://www.idsinternational.com/life-at-ids/.

Matt discussed IDS’s Cyber Training Range, #SMEIR, with the local news in Augusta, Georgia. Stop by booth #8 at #AFCEACE...
01/17/2019

Matt discussed IDS’s Cyber Training Range, #SMEIR, with the local news in Augusta, Georgia. Stop by booth #8 at #AFCEACERTS to learn more about how we are preparing our military to fight and defend in the cyber domain.

IDS's Cyber and Social Media department will be at #CERTS2019 in Augusta, GA next week. Stop by and learn about our cybe...
01/11/2019

IDS's Cyber and Social Media department will be at #CERTS2019 in Augusta, GA next week. Stop by and learn about our cyber training range at booth #18.
#cybersecurity #military #training

IDS’s Cyber and Social Media department kicked off in October 2013 with its first exercise at the Army’s Joint Readiness...
12/26/2018

IDS’s Cyber and Social Media department kicked off in October 2013 with its first exercise at the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Louisiana. Back then it was just a single replicated internet site. Check out how much SMEIR has grown since then: www.smeir.net

"'The internet has become a battlefield.'"Army AL&T magazine goes in depth with Peter Singer to gain his view on future ...
12/24/2018
Everywhere man

"'The internet has become a battlefield.'"

Army AL&T magazine goes in depth with Peter Singer to gain his view on future battlefields, highlighting IDS’s #SMEIR technology. As member of our advisory board, Peter helps IDS focus on the relevant technologies necessary to create a competitive cyber range, providing our military decisive advantages during battle.

Learn more at www.smeir.net.

Whether it's his fiction and nonfiction, his work as a TRADOC 'mad scientist,' the interviews he's done with defense media, the pages of Popular Science, or some other venue, P.W. Singer is the Army's must-read thinker.In the ongoing, all-consuming e...

Working hard in style. Happy holidays from IDS HQ.
12/19/2018

Working hard in style. Happy holidays from IDS HQ.

Check out #IDSInternational and our updated website!
11/28/2018
IDS International

Check out #IDSInternational and our updated website!

IDS has launched our newly refreshed website. This redesign provides quick and easy access to essential information and features, while offering a more comprehensive understanding of the Company’s value propositions. Pages such as “Life At IDS” detail IDS’s generous benefits package and our “Media and Events” page features blogs, articles, and company announcements. Visit our www.idsinternational.com to learn more about how IDS provides innovative solutions to 21st-century problems.

IDS has launched our newly refreshed website. This redesign provides quick and easy access to essential information and ...
11/27/2018
LEADER IN TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR COMPLEX OPERATIONS

IDS has launched our newly refreshed website. This redesign provides quick and easy access to essential information and features, while offering a more comprehensive understanding of the Company’s value propositions. Pages such as “Life At IDS” detail IDS’s generous benefits package and our “Media and Events” page features blogs, articles, and company announcements. Visit our www.idsinternational.com to learn more about how IDS provides innovative solutions to 21st-century problems.

“It’s not a cybersecurity, find-software-vulnerabilities question. It’s, how might the bad guys misuse this?” In his new...
10/29/2018
Fast Company

“It’s not a cybersecurity, find-software-vulnerabilities question. It’s, how might the bad guys misuse this?”
In his new book, LikeWar, IDS advisor Peter W. Singer discusses how U.S. adversaries wage war over social media. #SMEIR works to help military understand of how enemies use social media to gain power and fight wars.

"LikeWar" author P.W. Singer on how Taylor Swift, Facebook, Trump, and others helped turn us into accidental soldiers in the battles of the future.

We got our copy, did you get yours? IDS advisor Peter W. Singer shared how ISIS recruiting tactics model Taylor Swift’s ...
10/05/2018

We got our copy, did you get yours? IDS advisor Peter W. Singer shared how ISIS recruiting tactics model Taylor Swift’s social media behaviors and gave a shout out to our own #SMEIR tool.
Buy #LikeWar at a discount here: https://800ceoread.com/coupons/redeem/IDS
Read more about out Internet replication training tool here: www.smeir.net
#informationoperations #cybersecurity #hybridwarfare #modernwarfare #socialmedia

Offensive maneuvers in the cyber domain may not be as different from the traditional battlefield as you think. Despite t...
10/02/2018
Speed of Cyber Is Not Always in Milliseconds

Offensive maneuvers in the cyber domain may not be as different from the traditional battlefield as you think. Despite the speed of technology, it takes time to execute an offensive cyber campaign and an ability to “visualize and understand the adversary’s intent in spectrum operations.”

IDS’s #SMEIR tool does exactly that—enable U.S.Army to understand the adversary’s use of the cyber terrain and respond quickly and efficiently. Check it out at www.smeir.net.

Among the lessons learned from the U.S. Army’s Cyber Blitz: Cyber operations do not always occur in fractions of seconds.

General Don Buldoc shares the impact that Victor has made on his life. Thank you, General, for your 32 years of service ...
09/28/2018
National Service Dog Month 2018

General Don Buldoc shares the impact that Victor has made on his life. Thank you, General, for your 32 years of service to our country and being a key member of IDS' Board of Advisors. #NationalServiceDogMonth #ServiceDogs

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/national-service-dog-month-2018-rainea-cumberbatch-mair-mspr/

After the events of September 11th, 2001, Brigadier General Donald Bolduc was one of the first to lead dedicated military personnel onto the battlefield on horseback. In December 2001, while on a military campaign in Afghanistan, a 2,000-pound bomb was targeted on his position by friendly fire.

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