Science & Technology

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 Directorate of Science & Technology may be contacted via e-mail at

Unsolicited proposals are not accepted on this site.
Please contact TILO or submit to open BAAs for proposal/white paper submission.

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.

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