2014 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) will be held May 20–22, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. This year’s conference theme, “Strengthening the Global SOF Network,” will provide a forum for military, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss current and future challenges and how to best support our Special Operations Forces (SOF) around the globe.
USSOCOM Commander, Admiral William H. McRaven, USN, and USSOCOM Acquisition Executive, Mr. James F. Geurts, will provide their perspectives on SOF’s challenges, trends, and interests and how industry partners can help support these areas. The conference will include panels made up of USSOCOM’s Component Commanders, TSOC Commanders, and Senior Enlisted Advisors who will provide Attendees with an understanding of key acquisition requirements, operations, and technology issues in the context of SOF’s current component and theater missions. Over the course of three days, Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with USSOCOM Program Executive Officers, Science and Technology Managers, Office of Small Business Programs and Technology & Industry Liaison Office representatives, and other acquisition experts who will identify top priorities, business opportunities, and interests as they relate to USSOCOM acquisition programs. These open forums will enable conference Attendees to interact with USSOCOM Senior Leaders while collaborating on how to strengthen the global SOF network.
Here's what 2013 SOFIC Attendees are saying...
“In my view, SOFIC provides the most comprehensive industry access to warfighters and Commanders during the year.” -2013 SOFIC Attendee
“This is by far the industry standard conference by which other conferences should work toward achieving.” -2013 SOFIC Attendee
To get a preview of what's in store, view the below YouTube videos from 2011 and 2012 SOFIC:
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