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Every other year, USSOCOM and its ISOF partners put on a capabilities demonstration for attendees at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), The 2018 demonstration was excellent and this video captures just one phase of the demonstration. Bob Buckhorn, … Continue reading

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Expeditionary Warfare Conference coming to Annapolis Oct. 24-26

Show addresses challenges of distributed operations of the Joint and Naval Force in a more contested warfighting environment. With that, we are pleased to team with the Mine Warfare Association. An optional, classified session at Northrop Grumman’s Annapolis offices also … Continue reading

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NDIA Applauds Passage of a Continuing Resolution – encourages fast action to fully fund fiscal year 2018

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is pleased with congressional actions Friday that saw a funding resolution passed to avoid a government shutdown. NDIA now calls on officials to act and pass the full fiscal year 2018 budget. … Continue reading

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NDIA Manufacturing Division Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Manufacturing Division, September 20-21 at the Doolittle Institute, Ft Walton Beach, FL.  The Division is working with the Gulf Coast Chapter of NDIA to examine challenges and issues for the Defense … Continue reading

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iFest: Three days of data-driven learning for government pros comes to DC

ARLINGTON, VA – Data-driven learning is the latest in innovations to leverage data and analytics for making informed decisions. It’s the focus of events and programs July 31-Aug. 2 at iFest 2017, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Virginia. … Continue reading

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NDIA Vice Chair Ellen Lord nominated as Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L

ARLINGTON , VA – Ellen Lord, vice chair of the board for the National Defense Industrial Association and president and chief executive officer of Textron Systems, has been nominated to be the next Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, … Continue reading

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Air Force Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle takes command at NDIA

Arlington, VA – Retired Air Force Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle has a new watch, starting his tenure Thursday, June 15, as the latest president and chief executive officer of the National Defense Industrial Association. Carlisle was appointed in March … 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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SOFIC 2015 Comes To A Close

The overwhelming theme at SOFIC 2015 was leveraging the SOF/ Industry partnership to enable SOF and its Blue Force partners to operate and win in a complex world. The world as it exists today is certainly complex and USSOCOM is … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two

Black Hawk infiltrates team to destroy a barge with C4 charges…

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Diving Officer Make Your Depth 65 Feet – Raising #2 Periscope – No Shadows, No Shadows, Scope Breaking, Scope Out.

Just got back from a great two weeks so there’s quite a bit to talk about. One of those, was SOFIC 2011; it was outstanding and gets better year-over-year. However, before I set the pencil to paper, I would like to thank the … Continue reading

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