The Engage SOF Office (eSOF) 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 materiel and technology platforms that support our Special Operations Forces at the headquarters. It is our 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.
USSOCOM conducts Technical Experimentation (TE) events throughout the United States with Government, academia, and private industry representation. The purpose of these events is to identify new and emerging technology that can help the Warfighter.
Broad Agency Announcements are posted to Federal Business Opportunities (FBO.gov) to provide Areas of Interest (AOI) to Industry and other External Organizations. S&T BAA is posted once per year in April, and the Biomedical BAA is currently posted through the US Army.
USSOCOM is an active participant in the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs mandated by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 (for SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Act of 1992 (for STTR). The objectives of the SBIR/STTR program are to stimulate technology innovation, use small business to meet federal research and development needs, foster and encourage participation by minorities and disadvantaged groups, and increase private sector commercialization innovations derived from federal research and development.
Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADAs) are legal agreements to provide general and specific access to USSOCOM needs. CRADAs allow for the formulation and execution of Individual Work Plans (IWP) between the Collaborator and the PEO/Directorate within SOF AT&L.
Web-based platform that enables anyone to quickly describe technology and upload supporting documentation to a secure, shared, searchable, central database.
Under an agreement with USSOCOM, the Doolittle Institute implemented SOFWERX as a public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners. SOFWERX performs collaboration, ideation and facilitation with the best minds of Industry, Academia and Government and can also conduct rapid prototyping and rapid proof of concepts from ideation discovery.