Tag Archives: U.S. Special Operations Command

Leidos Awarded Next-Phase USSOCOM Armed Overwatch Aircraft Prototype Program Contract; Gerry Fasano Quoted

Gerry Fasano

Leidos announced on Thursday that the company secured a contract in the next phase of the U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Armed Overwatch aircraft prototype program. The company’s team will include Paramount Group USA and Vertex Aerospace. The team will advance its new aircraft, referred to as Bronco II, to the Phase III Operational Prototype Demonstration fly-off.

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Thomas Kenney: Common Standards Needed to Manage Future Joint Warfighting Data, Tech

Joint Warfighting Data

Thomas Kenney, chief data officer of U.S. Special Operations Command, said military branches should develop standards to manage system interoperability and data access as the Department of Defense (DOD) works to complete its joint all domain command and control strategy. Kenney said DOD should also explore tools to manage digital identities and credentials across the military.

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CAE USA Secures $135M USSOCOM Contract; Ray Duquette Quoted

Ray Duquette

CAE announced on Monday that CAE USA has been awarded a potential $135 million contract with options by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to lead integration efforts for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Global Situational Awareness initiative. USSOCOM has exercised the first option of the contract, which is valued at over $19 million.

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SOFWERX to Focus on Procurement Speed for USSOCOM; Brian Andrews Quoted

SOFWERX

The SOFWERX hub, an innovation-focused nonprofit partnered with U.S. Special Operations Command, will prioritize efforts to procure and transition technologies in an accelerated pace. Brian Andrews, SOFWERX's chief technology officer, said the organization will focus on rapidly procuring technologies and transitioning them to the warfighter, rather than just identifying these products.

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DOD Officials Cite Information Operations as Key Factor in U.S. Military Dominance

Information Operations

Christopher Maier, acting assistant defense secretary for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SOLIC), said the U.S. military must refocus information operations toward diverse threat environments to stay ahead of adversaries. The defense secretary’s office is currently reviewing the potential elevation of the ASD SOLIC’s authorities, according to Christopher Maier.

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NSWC Crane, SOFWERX Hold Industry Challenge for Portable Welding Tech

SOFWERX

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division's (NSWC) mobile technology repair complex and SOFWERX partnered to host an industry challenge that sought to address the U.S. Special Operations Command's current and potential welding needs. SOFWERX MTRC Portable Welder Combat Evaluation event encouraged industry to submit proposals on portable welding technologies that could support special operations forces' missions.

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Michael Conlin, DoD’s Chief Business Analytics Officer Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Michael Conlin

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Michael Conlin, chief business analytics officer for the US Department of Defense (DoD), with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic has given the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon) to Conlin for his pushing data science in the defense department and working to improve talent recruitment to shift DoD’s culture.

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L3Harris Technologies Wins $100M USSOCOM Contract to Improve VSAT’s; Chris Aebli, Chuck Schumer Quoted

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded a potential five-year, $100 million contract to L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to enhance and extend the service life of its existing fleet of 550 L3Harris Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT), the company announced on Monday.

 

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Gov’t Officials Cite AI as Vital to Agency Transformation, Modernization

Government sector leaders pointed to artificial intelligence and machine learning as crucial factors for modernizing government operations during Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., Fedscoop reported Thursday. Zacharie Hall, a computer scientist for the U.S. Special Operations Command, said AI and machine learning help the agency rapidly process data obtained from the battlefield.

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