2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 20-23 May 2019

USSOCOM is proud to co-sponsor SOFIC with the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) in Tampa, Florida. SOFIC is the premier event for USSOCOM to communicate special operations requirements to industry partners. SOFIC is also where industry shares their capabilities with us and where they discover new opportunities with each other.

SOFIC reinforces existing relationships and builds new ones. At SOFIC, attendees forge new connections with acquisition professionals, industry partners and special operations components. There are multiple direct engagement opportunities with military and civilian acquisition professionals: We have an amazing team, and they want to get to know you.

Accelerating SOF Innovation

The conference theme, "Accelerating SOF Innovation" emphasizes The 2018 National Defense Strategy, which defines the Department of Defense's strategic approach to reform the department and build a more lethal force. USSOCOM will achieve these goals by accelerating the cycle of innovation.

We are proud to welcome the following Keynote Speakers this year:

Stacy A. Cummings
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Enablers

Owen West
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict

Jane Castor
Mayor, City of Tampa

GEN Richard Clarke
Commander, USSOCOM

James Smith
Acquisition Executive, USSOCOM

David Spirk
Chief Data Officer, USSOCOM

Lt. Gen. Marshall B. "Brad" Webb
Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command

MajGen Daniel D. Yoo
Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

RADM Collin P. Green
Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command

LTG Francis M. Beaudette
Commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Command

Lt. Gen. Scott A. Howell
Commander, Joint Special Operations Command

Due to the overwhelming success of last year's Operation SOFtalk networking event, we are once again hosting a special networking event that will allow attendees to engage in an informal environment. The event will include all of USSOCOM's senior leaders and acquisition, technology, and logistics experts to further discussions outside the conference walls on how the SOF community can best come together to meet the demanding needs of our operators.  It will be held at the Florida Aquarium in Channelside.

For full agenda, to register, and to plan your trip, visit SOFIC.org.