Tag Archives: Special Operations Command

SOCOM Taps Collaboration.Ai for Market Research Platform

Collaboration.Ai

Collaboration.Ai has won a three-year, $10 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to provide a market research platform for innovation challenges launched under the Air Force's AFWERX program. The company will facilitate contests regarding the concept of high-speed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft via the Augmented Human/Community Performance Platform

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USSOCOM to Explore Viability of Emerging Tech in Ground Vehicle Fleet; Col. Joel Babbitt Quoted

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U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will further invest in new technologies expected to modernize the USSOCOM fleet of ground vehicles. USSOCOM is exploring how autonomy, advanced situational awareness, hybrid-electric power and lightweight armor can augment a vehicle family of 3,000 platforms. General Dynamics delivered the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 that the military uses for special operations last year.

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Defense Procurement Vet James Geurts to Serve as Navy’s Undersecretary on Acting Basis

James Geurts

James Geurts, who most recently served as the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, was designated the service's acting undersecretary. Geurts will also concurrently perform duties as chief operations and management officer of the Department of the Navy (DON), the service said the same day.

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Jim Smith: SOCOM Advances AI Training, Education

Jim Smith

Jim Smith, acquisition executive at Special Operations Command (SOCOM), said SOCOM is working to educate and train leaders and personnel in artificial intelligence in support of missions and other capabilities. Smith noted that SOCOM formed a new program executive office for special operations forces digital applications to help advance AI adoption.

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Gerry Fasano, President of Leidos Defense Group, Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Gerry Fasano (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Gerry Fasano, president of Leidos’ defense group, was presented his 2020 Wash100 Award for the first time in his long career in the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Fasano received his first Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, on Thursday. Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award.

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Pentagon Launches New AI Tool to Deliver Data in Near-Real-Time; Gen. Richard Clarke Quoted

Gen. Richard Clarke

The Pentagon has announced that it will deliver a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, Entropy, to special operators, which will enable users to conduct psychological operations in near-real time in the information environment. Entropy will help reduce the cognitive challenges of personnel performing military information support operations. The tool is currently under development by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint AI Center (JAIC).

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USSOCOM to Establish New Software Procurement Office

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Col. Paul Weizer, program executive officer for special operation forces digital applications at U.S. Special Operations Command, said USSOCOM plans to create a new office that would focus on the command's software procurement, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. Weizer said software procurement follows different rules from traditional defense purchases, and the new office will work to address the matter's unique issues.

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USSOCOM Seeks AI, IoT Concepts for Next-Gen Operational Environment

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The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is prioritizing its efforts to deploy a hyper-enabled operator (HEO) technology to help warfighters utilize increased cognitive functionalities in the battlefield. “We are looking to put those types of sensors and communication devices on an operator collecting information in the operational environment,” Barnes added.

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Lisa Costa on SOCOM’s Digital Modernization Strategy, Data Transfers

Lisa Costa

Lisa Costa, chief information officer at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), said SOCOM’s digital modernization strategy has four points and those are information discovery and algorithmic novelty, operationalization of innovation, global mobility and cyber dominance, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

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