29th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

Special Operations-Low Intensity Conflict
  • 2/28/2018 - 3/2/2018
  • Crystal Gateway Marriott
    1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Arlington,  VA  22202
    Tel: (703) 920-3230
  • Theme : Counter-Networking Support to Special Operations
    Event Type : Symposium, Exhibit
    Event Code : 8880


Note: SO/LIC was cancelled on Friday, March 2 due to extreme weather conditions and government closure. 

Counter-Networking Support to Special Operations: The complexity of modern global conflict will require the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to engage in extensive joint, combined and interagency operations to achieve national military and strategic objectives.  USSOCOM must now leverage emerging and innovative technologies, as never before, to link and share information with allies, U.S. Intelligence community members and interagency law enforcement partners as well as an array of disparate players to rapidly understand and exploit adversaries’ weaknesses on the global commons.  No longer is conflict confined simply to the battlefield; it reaches instantaneously from the conflict zone to our board rooms, our communities, and even to our children’s play grounds.  To meet this threat, we require a new paradigm in which U.S. and international law enforcement, intelligence organizations, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) become one unified force; networked and connected in ways unimagined in the last decade.  For SOF to become more lethal to the enemy and effectively destroy their networks, we must leverage and potentially add what may have been traditionally viewed as law enforcement techniques, tactics and procedures to our collective skill sets.  Achieving this demands American industry actively engage with the SOF and Special Law Enforcement communities to anticipate their needs creating a collaborative innovative eco-system where ideas are nurtured and developed to give our operators all they need to dominate this global struggle.

Among this year’s highlights:

  • Join us at the R. Lynn Rylander Award Banquet, honoring Lieutenant General John Mulholland who will receive the R. Lynn Rylander Award and Rear Admiral Brian Losey who will receive the DeProspero Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Mark Mitchell, acting assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, discusses the hot-bed issues of the field.
  • Panel discussions on counter proliferation, counter network operations, force structure, acquisition requirements, unconventional and emerging technologies.
  • Numerous networking opportunities and an exhibition of the latest tools and technologies.
  • In order to fully expose our Warfighters to all the emerging technologies so essential to their success, NDIA is offering a free admission to all Active Duty Military. (See registration page for details)



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Trish Wildt
(703) 247-2586