Tag Archives: U.S. Special Operations Command

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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SOCOM to Develop AI-Based Strategy for Asset Allocation, Transparency

The U.S. Special Operations Command hopes to create a machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy that allows transparency and validate allocation in future expenses, National Defense reported Thursday. The strategy's roadmap will utilize AI-based applications, outreach and workforce components and is expected to yield five different outcomes and focus on six specific areas.

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Plans Tabletop Exercises for Proposed Space Command

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he intends to arrange tabletop exercises in the fall of this year to help the Defense Department establish and explore the “war fighting attributes” of a new combatant command for space, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Dunford wrote a memo to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to address the latter’s concerns about U.S. Space Command’s acquisition responsibilities.

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