The Directorate of Science & Technology's Special Operations Advanced Technology
Collaborative (SOATC) process and restructuring of resources fully implements the
Commander's guidance to provide revolutionary, game-changing capabilities to SOF.
Through comprehensive technology assessments, the SOATC will be used to assess
SOF's critical capability and technology needs and develop strategies to meet them.
The directorate is pursuing a technology development strategy for the mid-to-far-term
of 4–20 years.
The SOATC process aligns SOF capability gaps with technology enablers and developers,
focuses ongoing efforts across the S&T enterprise, and identifies additional innovation
that is required to address these gaps. Many organizations conduct research and
development activities that often overlap SOF interests—the SOATC will improve
coordination and collaboration among various research organizations to efficiently
deliver technology to overcome USSOCOM's technology challenges.
USSOCOM's Technology & Industry Liaison Office (TILO) provides an initial point
of contact to industry to present their innovative technologies to the Command.
The Directorate of Science & Technology provides scientific, technical, and engineering
assistance to the TILO to assess this information. USSOCOM TILO and Submit Your
Idea information is available at our Submit
Your Idea page.