Science & Technology

Supporting the SOF Operator

SOF AT&L Directorate of Science and Technology (SOF AT&L-ST) has developed a revised strategy to support its major lines of operation: Discover; Enable; and Transition technologies.
SOF AT&L-ST's primary emphasis areas across these lines of operation are: involve the warfighter, increase speed, and manage inherent risk.

Discover

Broken down into technology scouting, Technology Insertion Roadmap (TIR) development, and red teaming efforts; SOF AT&L-ST works closely with the PEOs to identify technology risk and red teams to inform threat-related gaps. In addition, the eight S&T Technology Development Working Group (TDWG) leads perform technology scouting in support of their respective technology areas.

Enable

Recognizes that the majority of investment in SOCOM technology needs comes from industry, academia, and other government organizations. To ensure focus on leveraging this investment, we categorize opportunities as internal projects, external projects, and studies. These are broad categories, but intended to capture S&T direct investment, influence of indirect investment on the S&T Directorate’s behalf, and conceptual work with industry, government laboratories, and others to further understand technologies and their application (studies).

Transition

Added as a line of operations for S&T to acknowledge SOF AT&L-ST’s desire to ensure limited resources support command validated requirements. To demonstrate our commitment, SOF AT&L-ST now provides one dedicated S&T representative per PEO to be the focal point for communication and understanding of the PEO’s TIRs, technology risks, and potential transition points. SOF AT&L-ST is working closely with the SOF user community, PEOs, and Components/TSOCs to provide a more rapid, successful transition of technologies into acquisition programs of record.

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