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Special Operations Forces Industry Collaboration Event

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The 2014 Special Operations Forces Warrior Industry Collaboration (SOFWIC) event will be held October 29-30, 2014 at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

SOFWIC is organized by the Program Executive Office Special Operations Forces Warrior (PEO-SW), which provides rapid acquisition of capabilities to support Special Operations Forces (SOF) decisive ground activities and global operations against terrorist networks.

The purpose of the Industry Collaboration Days is to provide potential industry partners with an opportunity for a focused engagement with members of PEO SW and the Science and Technology directorate.

The first day of this event is a follow-on to the classified JSOC Capabilities and Technologies Expo (JCTE) held on June, 10 2014 in McLean, Virginia. The intent of the JCTE was to inform and influence industry’s internal investment decisions in areas that address SOF’s most sensitive and urgent needs.

Industry partners who have reviewed the classified Capability Needs List released in conjunction with the JCTE may submit unclassified, two-page white papers for potential presentations as part of the first day’s agenda.

Non-attendees of the prior JSOC Capabilities and Technologies Expo may submit unclassified, two page white paper nominations addressing innovative technologies to close gaps as outlined in the commodity/capability areas listed below for consideration as part of the second day’s agenda. These white papers will be evaluated and vendors will be notified by email if they are invited to present their technologies.

Day 2 will begin with General Sessions consisting of introductory presentations by Special Operation Research, Development, and Acquisition Center (SORDAC) leadership, an overview of PEO-SW war fighting commodity areas, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY15 and beyond, and introductions by the Director, Science and Technology (S&T), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Technology Industrial Liaison Office (TILO), and the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS). Representatives from these organizations will be available for questions in the afternoon.

After the General Sessions in the morning, the remainder of the day will consist of 20 minute, invitation-only, sessions for selected industry “White Papers” to program managers and user representatives. No other vendors will be allowed in these sessions besides the presenting company.

Topic areas of interest for white papers include:

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Medical Systems
  • Soldier Protection, Survival and Equipment Systems
  • Find, Fix, Finish, Exploitation and Analyze
  • Weapon Systems
  • Ammunition/Demolition
  • Ground Mobility
  • Visual Augmentation Systems

Interested respondents are requested to submit white papers and register via the SOFWIC Registration site by September 26, 2014. Vendors may also register to attend the General Session briefings using the above site without submitting any white papers. Seating will be strictly limited so prompt registration is highly recommended.

Further requirements are detailed under Solicitation Number: H92222-15-SOFWIC.

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