Interagency Combating WMD Database of Responsibilities, Authorities, and Capabilities (INDRAC) System
The Interagency Combating WMD Database of Responsibilities, Authorities, and Capabilities (INDRAC) system is an interactive strategic level reference resource database (i.e. "Jane's for combating WMD") of U.S. government (USG) Departments and Agencies respective combating WMD (CWMD) responsibilities, authorities and capabilities. A nascent International capabilities reference is also now available.
The INDRAC system provides a hierarchical strategic level view of all USG Department and Agency WMD specific nonproliferation (NP), counterproliferation (CP), and consequence management (CM) responsibilities, authorities and capabilities. A suite of tools enables users to search for and display information - both textually and graphically. An online document library, glossary, user-help, user-feedback and data update tools are available, as well as system-wide statistics on data content, system availability and system usage.
It is important to note that INDRAC was not designed as a Global Force Management tool; it does not assess readiness or replace existing tasking processes or procedures. INDRAC serves as a CWMD specific strategic reference resource to inform operations and serve as an aid to planning, advocacy, training and exercises. INDRAC is operated by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating WMD (DTRA/SCC-WMD). DTRA/SCC-WMD have partnered with Applied Research Associates, Inc. to develop, maintain and continuously improve the utility of this system.
INDRAC provides a single source venue to understand USG-wide CWMD NP, CP, and CM capabilities and to enhance interagency coordination and collaboration. INDRAC identifies those USG Departments and Agencies that have the authority, responsibility and capability to protect, deter, defend and/or respond to WMD incidents and related activities. Countering WMD requires a whole of government approach and INDRAC serves as an enabler to this national mission and strategic objective. The INDRAC project began in June 2006 with system design, development, and data content population of unclassified and classified versions of the systems that were brought online in January 2008.
A key milestone was gaining the endorsement, guidance and direction in October 2008 of the U.S. National Security Council for INDRAC's use by all USG Departments and Agencies as the USG CWMD reference resource system. The INDRAC system can be accessed via http://indrac.dtra.mil and https://indrac.dtra.smil.mil.
INDRAC organization record and content as contained within 5 principal tabs: Details (shown above), Points of Contact, Authorities, Responsibilities and Capabilities – both activities and equipment – are mapped to CWMD Pillars, Mission Areas, CBRN threats, and Keywords.
INDRAC's Advanced Search Tool allows users to query the database by Organization, Capability or Authority; restrict their search by Agency, Branch, Component, CBRN threat, Pillars (NP, CP, or CM), Strategic Objectives, the 8 DoD CWMD mission area(s), by activity or equipment, and by keywords.