The primary mission of Threat Analysis operations is the identification and categorization of all biological threats to the continuity of mankind. Secondary missions include random inspections of high-value scientific facilities.
Threat analysis has two divisions. The field teams consist of eight-man squads. Six troops with useful field skills and some basic medical knowledge, and two scientists. In support of these teams is the analysis division, a collection of scientists and technicians who receive data from the field teams and provide support. This structure is optimized for high mobility with large logistical support for the individual squads.
The field teams are sent into a potential ‘hot zone’ with whatever equipment is believed to be necessary. This will be different if in a Green Zone or in the Amazon Continuing Integration Area. Their equipment typically includes field equipment that connects to the analysis division. Basic analysis is carried out in the field while data is transmitted for deeper study. If possible, the team will handle the situation themselves. If not, other teams or military assets will be called in.
Teams are deployed in three ways, in a rotation to prevent burnout. ‘hot zone’ missions are extremely difficult, so are spaced out with inspection duty and time as a ‘go team.’ Go teams are on-call for emergency deployment, but otherwise spend their time in training and rest.