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The Symposium was organized by the Defense Strategies Institute DSI as a professional educational forum and is focused on enhancing Special Operations Forces capabilities to guide operational success. Major General. John Deedrick, Jr. Kathleen H.
David Soloff, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Premise Data, spoke about the implementation and employment of an intelligent global human sensor system to enhance irregular warfare capabilities. Rear Admiral Hugh W. A panel moderated by Mr. Frank Sanders, head of the Sensitive Special Operations Division, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, addressed policy and resources required to sufficiently enhance intelligence missions.
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Follow me on Twitter My Tweets.Early identification of Warfighter needs and continuous engagement with users during software development and fielding will support increased lethality and efficiency. Potential prototype projects will be directly relevant to enhancing the effectiveness of software intensive programs, platforms, components, algorithms or processes for Global Situational Awareness.
The system will maximize Service-common capabilities and provide a SOF-unique foundation to support unity of effort and enhance high impact decision-making across Warfighting functions. The Technology Area of Interest AOI is focused on new, novel or provocative commercial solutions with architectures and technical attributes that can be demonstrated via a unified SOF COP prototype during a two- to four-month evaluation period and operationally fielded through a number of agile iterations within the first year.
See bottom of the page for a link to additional information regarding the technology focus area and technical objectives. Submissions will be reviewed independently against evaluation criteria in the CSO announcement linked below. Responses to questions will be posted to this website after 11 March See below to submit questions.
Capabilities will be reviewed independently against evaluation criteria in the CSO linked below. Favorably evaluated solutions will advance to Phase III. Invited companies may be scheduled to conduct demonstrations for user assessment in Tampa between 27 April May.
Note: Phase II is optional, and may not always be conducted, or may not be required for every successful Phase I submission. The purpose of the prototype is to demonstrate a meaningful first version of the innovative commercial solution including working software that users can interact with on operational networks.
Contract type will be determined during Phase III. Multiple awards may be made to pursue dissimilar solutions should they all meet the technical criteria and funds are available. Prototypes for new, novel or provocative commercial solutions for Global Situational Awareness include architectures and technical attributes that enable a unified SOF COP prototype and can be tested during a two- to four-month evaluation period. Phase V — Final downselect — October USSOCOM will complete the final capability assessment of the prototype s and may exercise an option for follow on production without further competition.
The successful company ies will field increments of operational capability to the global SOF enterprise through a number of agile iterations within the first year of the contract or agreement. Each entry is judged uniquely and, subsequently, requires a separate submission form.
For event related questions, please contact Tania Steele, tania. As such, this event is considered competitive in the same manner as a Broad Agency Announcement BAA or Commercial Solutions Opening CSOand solutions will be evaluated independently of one another primarily for technical merit. This serves dually as notification of the intent to research the feasibility of an agreement under 10 U. Phase 1 — 24 February to 08 April: As the first step of this effort, potential offerors must submit a whitepaper up to 3 pages no later than PM EST, 08 April Cost-sharing arrangements are highly desired by the Government and will be given extensive consideration in both Phase I and Phase II evaluations.
Offerors should also include any and all teaming arrangements and key partners proposed for this effort. Government Stakeholders will review the submissions and invite selected offerors to attend the Phase II event. The telecon will take place on 25 March at EST. Offerors should be prepared to perform a hardware-in-the-loop demonstration systems integration lab SIL demonstrations.
Phase II evaluation criteria will be outlined in the initial event invitation to the selected offerors. Phase IV — Path Forward: The Government may select none, one, or some promising technologies for further assessments after the event through SOFWERX or other Government channels based on the maturity level and potential interoperability with current platforms and systems. Successfully negotiated awards may fall under any combination of these categories: — Other Transaction Agreements under 10 U.
Code, Section — Business to business research and development agreement as a sub-award 15 U.The Army, as one of the three military departments Army, Navy and Air Force reporting to the Department of Defenseis composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components.
Regardless of component, the Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces.
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It also allows The Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for The Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders.
Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them. Without the institutional Army, the operational Army cannot function. Without the operational Army, the institutional Army has no purpose. FORSCOM trains, mobilizes, deploys, sustains, transforms, and reconstitutes assigned conventional forces, providing relevant and ready land power to combatant commanders.
TRADOC recruits, trains, and educates the Army's Soldiers; develops leaders; supports training in units; develops doctrine; establishes standards; and builds the future Army.
AMC provides superior technology, acquisition support and logistics to ensure dominant land force capability for Soldiers, the United States, and our Allies. AFC will modernize the Army for the future; integrate the future operational environment, develop and deliver future force requirements, design future force organizations and deliver materiel capabilities. Army Cyber Command directs and conducts integrated electronic warfare, cyberspace and information operations as authorized, or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to our adversaries.
The MEDCOM provides medical, dental, and veterinary capabilities to the Army and designated DoD activities; operates fixed facilities; conducts medical research, materiel development and acquisition; educates and trains personnel; and develops medical concepts, doctrine, and systems to support Army healthcare delivery.
The USACIDC conducts sensitive or special interest investigations as directed by the Secretary of the Army or the Chief of Staff of the Army; plans for and provides personal security protective services for DoD and Department of the Army officials as designated by the Secretary of the Army or the Chief of Staff of the Army; provides criminal investigative support to all Army elements including forensic support; maintains overall responsibility for Army investigations of controlled substances; conducts and controls all Army investigations of serious crimes, less serious crimes, upon request, or as necessary for effective Army law enforcement, and fraud; and other crimes arising in Army procurement activities.
The U. Army Human Resources Command executes distribution, strategic talent management, personnel programs and services Army wide in order to optimize Total Force personnel readiness and strengthen an agile and adaptive Army.
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The MDW is a geographic command with responsibilities that extend throughout the U. The ATEC plans, integrates, and conducts: experiments, developmental testing, independent operational testing, and independent evaluations and assessments to provide essential information to acquisition decision makers and Commanders. The mission of the USMA is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.
The USAASC supports the readiness of the Army by continually improving the Army's capability through all stages of materiel development, developing a professional acquisition workforce and supporting the acquisition community at all levels. The purpose of U. Army War College at this time in our Nation's history is to produce graduates from all our courses who are skilled critical thinkers and complex problem solvers in the global application of Landpower.
The goal is to provide high quality Professional Military Education, aggressively Conduct Research, Publish, Engage in Discourse, and Wargame with the entire faculty, staff, students and fellows, conduct strategic leader development, and attract, recruit, and retain a high quality faculty and staff.The portfolios span everything from satellites to submersibles and bullets to bytes.
PEO SOF Warrior leads an organization of 10 joint program management offices with more than military, civilian and contractor personnel. This team provides lethality, survivability and air, ground, and sea mobility overmatch in all environments. Agile and responsive, this team took on numerous, urgent and unplanned challenges from the battlefield as articulated by SOF. Enduring capabilities fielded included: fielding of electronic countermeasure efforts in the fight to counter-radio-controlled, improvised explosive devices; fielding low-visibility, non-standard commercial vehicles in support of denied area operations; countering unmanned aerial vehicle systems and the rapid introduction of a new Ground Mobility Vehicle GMV 1.
SOF Warrior organized a rapid response team to address rapid deployment of current systems that could be modified to counter small, unmanned aerial systems. Working in a tight-knit, collaborative environment, a dozen capabilities were brought to bear quickly, with longer term, and better solution sets being investigated for further development.
JATF TALOS projects have advanced technology through multiple research and development efforts in functional areas of base layers, exoskeletons, power systems, armor, helmets, visual augmentation systems, and open-software architecture and operator interfaces. JATF TALOS is scheduled to deliver a first-article prototype combat suit in that demonstrates the ability to augment human performance in a close-quarters battle with the critical path being the Exoskeleton subsystem.
The Exoskeleton structure is the most difficult component of the Mark 5 prototype and is highly dependent upon the designs of the other hardware components; system-wide dependencies are complex and extensive. The other TALOS subsystems, encompassing base layer, visual augmentation systems — operator interface, helmet, armor, power and communications, continue to be refined in support of the Exoskeleton subsystem development.
Future variants of TALOS will build upon the technology and lessons learned from the Mark-5 prototype, enabling operation beyond standard human capability in the most extreme future direct-action mission profiles. The ACJ recapitalization efforts include adding a precision-strike package to provide close-air support and precision fire capability.
The MCJ recapitalization efforts include adding radio frequency countermeasure systems. This system enables force protection and survivability against radio frequency threats, avoids detection from radars and, if detected, recognizes the threat and employs necessary countermeasures. In addition, the MCJ is integrating the airborne mission networking system.
This system provides the aircrew and mission personnel onboard with the ability to rapidly and effectively transmit mission-critical data to and from a variety of tactical and operational nodes. Lastly, the MCJ is integrating a SOF-common, terrain following and terrain avoidance radar that would enable the aircrew to conduct clandestine, air refueling, air-drop, insertion, extraction and resupply missions under adverse and hostile conditions.
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The CV is being updated with this radar, as well as, a color helmet-mounted display and specialized automated mission suite-enhanced situational aware. The airborne ISR team is fielding unmanned aerial systems UAS that include improved full-motion video and electronic warfare capabilities.
The Group 4 UAS system i. These kits include sensor payloads and pods, moving target tracking, improved communications and improved weapon integration. PEO fixed wing supports the high-energy laser demonstration as well as advanced technology sensors, defensive countermeasures, advanced avionics, and mission training systems.
The high-energy laser is to be integrated onto the AC platform. Collectively, the teams have significantly advanced SOF capabilities by supplying them with the most up-to-date, reliable and safe programs. These programs allow the operator to better complete their mission. PEO Maritime is composed of five program offices that focus on the development, production, and sustainment of surface craft, wet and dry submersibles, combat diving equipment and submarine-hosted dry-deck shelters.
In particular, we are enhancing operator interfaces and the ability to carry additional payloads. Both are wet submersibles that require operators to be exposed to the environment and on underwater breathing gear while conducting operations. Joining the undersea fleet is the Dry-Combat Submersible DCSalso in production, closing a year capability gap and enabling increased range and payload, and protecting the operators from the environment within a pressure vessel.
To prepare Naval Special Warfare for the delivery of SWCS and DCS, both programs have delivered platforms currently utilized for training, programmatic risk mitigation and technology insertion. The production of CCA continues with the addition of a low-velocity, air-drop capability while the CCM is in full-rate production. The CCH maintains a forward-deployed presence on a rotational basis, with one craft in production.We shop the best PEOs for you, saving you time and frustration.
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A Selection of Our Clients. Suite Denver, CO Connect with us.The Day to Remember: Mc Raven, raided a large private compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, just north of the capital city of Islamabad. Though one aircraft, a MH Black Hawk, was lost during the operation -- which was reported to have had Stealth modifications including Radar Absorbing Coverings and Special Coatings -- no US personnel were lost, and the mission is considered a full success.
Within hours, bin Laden's body was buried at sea in accordance with Islamic religious traditions. It has been a long 10 years to settle this score. The Morning After - A Nation Reflects As the sun rose over America on May 2nd,it began to shed a bright light of renewal in the triumph of good over evil.
And it gave us all some closure. And today, still very few have little knowledge of who these elite warriors are. That is as it should be. What JSOC and its special warriors do for America and the world every day -- indeed what all our Special Operators do -- must necessarily remain clandestine and behind the scenes. This mission in Pakistan was not a reckless and risky attack to rush in and get the most wanted criminal on the planet.
Rather the United States knew since last summer that bin Laden likely was holed up in large compound in Pakistan, not in a remote mountain cave somewhere in Afghanistan. With that intelligence in hand, US forces demonstrated remarkable restraint and discipline, painstakingly planning a special operations mission that absolutely could not fail.Organizational Design: Structure
It was a singular success, thanks to the courage and astounding skill of those in the special operations units assigned to this mission. The special operators avenged the attack on thousands of innocent Americans who, on September 11th, showed up for work on a crisp sunny morning in New York City and Arlington, Virginia. The names of the men of Seal Team Six, whose average age was about 37, may never be known, but this spring their story and their heroic exploits captivated the world's imagination for some time as few special operations missions ever have.
There is nothing in between. Indeed, the actual strike against bin Laden was like something out of a Hollywood movie script or a video game. People go in, get what they want, and get out with no causalities. In the real world, it hardly ever happens that way. Solders wore helmet cameras and data links were most probably established back to the US and the National Command Authority.