The Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC) is the FBI's global watch and communications center. It operates around-the-clock to maintain enterprise-wide situational awareness and to provide FBI leadership with strategic information by serving as a clearinghouse to collect, process, and disseminate information in a timely manner. SIOC leverages existing resources and provides a platform for more informed decision-making. It supports senior leadership and program managers with an expanded information base and the ability to synthesize intelligence and other information. Additionally, the team supports field commanders representing the Bureau worldwide in major investigations, tactical operations, and other matters.