Within U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the task of network support falls to the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (PEO C4).
That office fields the systems that collectively make up the Special Operations Forces Information Environment, along with Military Information Support Operations. It also helps garrison and tactical users with reach-back to national assets, enabling Special Forces to communicate through a variety of media.
PEO C4 runs a portfolio of 14 programs with a budget of over $3.8 billion, focusing on integration of state-of-the-art technologies and standardization throughout the Special Forces community. To get the lay of the land, C4ISRNET’s Adam Stone checked in with the office’s executive, Deb Woods.
C4ISRNET: Let’s look at the intersection of Special Operations Command and C4ISR. How do networks, computing, sensors and other emerging technologies factor into the mission?