2017 Special Operations Forces Warrior Industry Collaboration (SOFWIC) & JSOC Capabilities and Technology Expo (JCTE) Solutions Event
1. Introduction A. The Program Executive Office Special Operations Forces Warrior (PEO-SW) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) will be holding “Industry Collaboration Days” on 15-16 November 2017. The purpose of this event is to provide industry with an opportunity for a focused engagement with members of PEO-SW and JSOC to share ideas that facilitate the delivery of innovative capabilities to Special Operations Forces (SOF). To alleviate any confusion regarding this event, please read the entire announcement thoroughly and refer to the agendas provided.
B. SOFWIC will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Tampa Marriott Westshore and the JCTE Solutions Event will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Building 501E, MacDill AFB, FL 33621.
C. The Day 1 (SOFWIC) General Session on November 15th will be open to all interested vendors. The General Session will consist of introductory presentations by Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L) leadership, an overview of PEO-SW war fighting commodity areas, and forecasted contracting opportunities for FY18 and beyond. Following the General Session, the remainder of the day will consist of 60 minute, invitation-only sessions for selected vendors to discuss their White Paper and/or Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Proposal submissions addressing the Capability Needs listed in Paragraph 1.E. below. No other vendors will be allowed in these sessions besides the presenting vendor. Program managers, operational users, and representatives from the Director, Science and Technology (S&T) office, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) office, Technology Industrial Liaison Office (TILO), and the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) program will be available throughout the day to discuss collaboration opportunities. Presenters of selected White Papers and/or CRADA proposals will receive their invitation via email.
D. Day 2 (JCTE Solutions Event) on November 16th will be invitation only sessions with selected JSOC industry partners who have reviewed the unclassified or classified Capability and Technology Interest Items list released in conjunction with the PEO-SW sessions at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in May 2017 and have submitted CRADA Proposals addressing those interest items. Note that JSOC is interested in CRADA proposals only. The agenda for this day will consist of six, 50 minute, invitation-only sessions. Special consideration will be given to CRADA proposals that address the JSOC top interest areas (#36, 46, 103, 116, 120, 192, 252, 308, 310, 318, 322, 323, 325, 331, 335, 336, 337, 350). Event discussions between presenters and government attendees may be up to the SECRET/NOFORN level. Presenters of selected CRADA proposals will receive their invitation via email. NOTE: If you have interest in requesting the 2017 JSOC Technology Interest Items List, send an email to [email protected] to begin the process.
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