STARFLEET Strategic Operations Intelligence primary function is collecting and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals which is used to advise Starfleet policy makers. The agency conducts covert operations, paramilitary actions, and exerts foreign political influence through its special activities division.
In addition to using covert agents to gather its information, SFSO Intelligence also gets it’s information from its own organic Recon Teams and from the Tactical Operations Command teams. This information is poured over and passed down to the combatant forces, so they can plan their space and ground battles. They have the secondary functions of sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures, subversion and assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas, and refugee liberation movements.
As with the Tactical Operations Command, the new STARFLEET Strategic Operations MTOE no longer requires the Recon Teams. No new Recon Teams will be allowed to be activated. The current Recon Teams will remain until such time until the new MTOE is fully implemented.