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SOFWERX – USSOCOM Virtual Innovation Foundry Event

SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM’s Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T), will host the Eighth Innovation Foundry (IF8) Event on 02-04 June 2021.

The objective is to bring together Special Operations Forces (SOF) representatives and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assist USSOCOM in discerning future capability areas for technology exploration for SOF in the conduct of Next-Generation Effects and Precision Strike. 

IF8 will scope future technology-based capabilities looking forward 7-15 years, utilizing design thinking to solve mission scenarios in a 2030 great power competition.

S&T Futures and NGE Capability Focus Areas (CFAs) will investigate concepts for novel SOF-peculiar scalable kinetic and non-kinetic effects to achieve physical, virtual, and cognitive objectives across all domains in the Competition and Conflict spaces of the Force Development window. These concepts will include, but not be limited to, Directed Energy (DE), Cyber, Military Information Support Operation (MISO), Electronic Warfare (EW), attributable, non-attributable, temporary, permanent effects, and will be designed to solve mission scenarios in a 2030 great power competition. 

This event is restricted to U.S. Citizens Only.

To participate, submit NLT 05 May 11:59 PM ET. Visit for details.

2 Responses to “SOFWERX – USSOCOM Virtual Innovation Foundry Event”

  1. frigido says:

    High tech dreams are great but honestly, it would be fantastic to see them develop and field some good extreme cold weather boots that worked with AT skis.

  2. Strike-Hold says:

    So does USSOCOM use AK74s now? Check out the graphic….

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