Saturday, April 16, 2011

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) - Tampa - May 17-19, 2011

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) will be held in Tampa, Florida on May 17-19, 2011.  The theme of the conference is "Special Operations Forces: Setting the Course".  Here is a blurb from the NDIA website on the conference: 
"The increasing complexity of today’s global environment demands that Special Operations Forces, now more than ever, obtain the necessary skills and are equipped with the right capabilities to respond wherever and whenever needed.

This year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) will offer multiple venues sharing USSOCOM perspectives on SOF’s core capabilities to "understand, communicate, move, and engage" while achieving U.S. strategic goals.

Plenary sessions with key senior leaders and dedicated track sessions with experts of the special operations community from across the acquisition spectrum; including requirements, operations, acquisition, and technology; will address SOF’s current challenges, trends, and interests in support of SOF global missions.

This conference promises to provide a forum for collaboration and positive, proactive networking between all key stakeholders from industry, academia, professional organizations, and government agencies supporting the special operations enterprise. The technology exhibition will showcase new and emerging technologies and products developed by industry’s innovators.

SOFIC 2011 will provide a truly ground-breaking and insightful forum committed to directly support our nation's premier specialized forces and set the course for SOF moving forward."
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Irregular Warfare Summit 2011

The 2nd Annual Irregular Warfare Summit 2011 will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 23-25, 2011.  Some of the speakers include MG David Morris (Director of the Joint Irregular Warfare Center), RDML Sinclair Harris (Director of Irregular Warfare - USN), and others.
"IDGA’s 2nd Annual Irregular Warfare Summit will present latest advancements for concepts, capabilities, requirements and the lessons learned from recent Irregular Warfare efforts. This event will take a closer look at military strategies for irregular warfare including special forces and counter insurgency operations. Due to increasing challenges, acquisition decisions are currently being made, as well as new requirements for industry." 
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