Category Archives: SOFIC 2017

SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART VII

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) remains the premier venue bringing U.S. and International Special Operations Forces (ISOF) together with an industrial consortium to communicate needs, explore new technologies and learn. It’s an event unlike any other in the … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART VI

SOFIC is normally not the venue where exhibitors launch new products, many of these companies launch product at SNOT SHOW, in Las Vegas. However, this year was a notable exception with some pretty interesting new offerings from OTIS, Surefire and … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART V

In an increasingly hostile cyber environment it becomes more and more important to implement file security technologies that effectively deny exploitation of the hacked data files. One of the more impressive products filling that need comes from Trivalent, an Annapolis, … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART IV

Equipping the individual warfighter embraces a variety of technologies: ballistic protection, headgear, footwear, weapons all of which were represented at this year’s SOFIC. Obvious from walking the exhibit, was the veritable cornucopia of shoulder fired weapons and pistols. In case … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART III

Sustainment is always at the top of the list for the various commands that make up USSOCOM, and training is a key component of that. Training for joint operations are difficult to coordinate, difficult to manage and difficult to assess. … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART II

Continuing with the SOF requirements for more UAVs, there is also a need to detect and target a hostile sUAV. One approach is based on a directed energy system like the one developed by Boeing. The directed energy system focus … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART I

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is a premier event held annually in Tampa, FL home of  U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The venue is a collaborative effort between USSOCOM and the National Defence Industrial Association (NDIA). NDIA is … Continue reading

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Special Operations Force Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2017

I’m just getting back from another outstanding SOFIC Conference in Tampa, Fl. This coming week, I’ll be updating readers on what the SOF Community is up to, what their needs are going forward along with a 30,000 foot look at … Continue reading

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C-SOCC Is Talk of the Town

  It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We are so damned sick of hearing Democrats trying to undermine the Executive Branch that we decided to talk about a positive development committed to paper on 16 Feb … Continue reading

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2017 SOFIC Innovation Showcase

Dates: May 15-18, 2017 Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL 2017 SOFIC is looking for Innovators! NDIA is offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their innovative products, ideas and services at the 2017 SOFIC Innovation Showcase. Selected companies will be … Continue reading

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