Technology and Industry Liason Office (TILO)
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What is Technology & Industry Liaison Office (TILO)?

In accordance with FAR Part 10.001, USSOCOM's Technology & Industry Liaison Office (TILO) assists the Command with conducting market research to arrive at the most suitable approach to acquiring, distributing, and supporting SOF-peculiar supplies and services.  TILO is the conduit to present information on capabilities to the various USSOCOM Program Executive Offices, Directorates and others responsible for the R&D, acquisition, production, and sustainment of USSOCOM material and technology platforms that support our Special Operations Forces at the headquarters. It is separate from Technical Experimentation, Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), USSOCOM conferences, Vulcan, Base Operator Activities, etc. It is TILO's duty to match your company's product/service/capability to the appropriate personnel within the command and schedule discussions or demonstrations if there is sufficient interest at the headquarters.

Through its Title 10 responsibilities, USSOCOM is mandated to develop, acquire, field and sustain technology in support of USSOCOM mission objectives. USSOCOM purchases those items which are deemed to be special operations forces (SOF) peculiar.  This is defined as "equipment, material, supplies and services required for which there is no Service-common requirement".  These are limited to items and services initially designed for or used by SOF until adopted for Service-common use by other DoD forces, modifications approved by the Commander for application to standard items and services used by other DoD forces; and items and services which the Commander approves as critically urgent for the immediate accomplishment of the SOF activity.

TILO is not…

  • The subject matter expert reviewing your capability and making decisions
  • a way to "register" your product/service/capability with USSOCOM. 
  • an automatic meeting with USSOCOM personnel.
  • Able to accept CLASSIFIED submissions