Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time
Location
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Mezzanine
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time
Location
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Two shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the Tampa Convention Center to the below hotel properties in this order:

• Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
• Doubletree Tampa Airport Westshore
• Four Points By Sheraton Suites Tampa Westshore
• Tampa Marriott Westshore
• Springhill Suites by Marriott Tampa Westshore
• Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
• Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Mezzanine
Monday, May 20, 2019

Time
Location
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Two shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the Tampa Convention Center to the below hotel properties in this order:

• Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
• Doubletree Tampa Airport Westshore
• Four Points By Sheraton Suites Tampa Westshore
• Tampa Marriott Westshore
• Springhill Suites by Marriott Tampa Westshore
• Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
• Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Mezzanine
12:30 - 5:30 pm
Buses will run on a continual loop, starting at SOCOM Headquarters to the Tampa Convention Center.  
1:00 - 2:00 pm
• COL Anthony Wizner, USA, SOF AT&L Military Deputy, USSOCOM
• Karl Rozelsky, Deputy Program Executive Officer, SOF Warrior, USSOCOM

USSOCOM subject matter experts from SOF AT&L will present an overview of the command and acquisition center and its current programs. This event is structured to provide insight into initiatives and processes for those who have not recently done business with USSOCOM as well as provide a guideline for making the best of your time at SOFIC.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
1:00 - 5:00 pm
U.S. Government Only - NDA Required

USSOCOM, in collaboration with SOFWERX, will host the “Disrupter Event”, a multi-phased, competitive acquisition process focused on showcasing the latest, most disruptive and transformational technologies/capabilities for Government Stakeholders to rapidly evaluate and acquire effective solutions relevant to the specifi c Technology Focus Areas (TFAs). Selected companies will be allotted a one-on-one session with the USSOCOM TFA evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate, and discuss their solutions.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 39
2:00 - 3:00 pm
• Ben Chitty, Science & Technology Projects Manager, USSOCOM

SOF AT&L will present the basic construct of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) and the process for entering into a CRADA with USSOCOM. An interactive discussion will follow the presentation. It will include the value of entering into the agreement and the criteria SOF AT&L uses in determining if it is the right tool for the Industry-proposed work and what Industry can do to improve the CRADA tool and process.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 18-19
2:00 - 3:00 pm
• Contracting Managers and Program Managers for SOF AT&L

SOF AT&L Contracting Officers and Program Managers will conduct roundtable exchanges with attendees on the different communication medium (e.g., FedBizOpps, Industry Days, etc.) used to forecast or discuss new requirements with industry, as well as discuss the limitations on communications during the formal source selection process. The intent of these exchanges is to provide industry with insight on the left and right limits of Government communication during the acquisition process and to gain insight from industry on areas where SOF AT&L can improve in its communication with industry. Specific emphasis will be given to the communications during the Market Research and Pre-Solicitation Phase, i.e. responding to Government Requests for Information (RFI’s), sources sought, etc.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 20-21
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom Foyer
3:30 - 4:30 pm
• Kelly Stratton-Feix, Director of Acquisition Agility, USSOCOM
• Tambrein Bates, Director of SOFWERX

Directors of USSOCOM Acquisition Agility and SOFWERX will highlight recent rapid prototyping, collaboration, and competitive acquisition processes conducted by SOCOM and SOFWERX that underpin the goal to generate acquisition efficiency, speed and flexibility.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 18-19
3:30 - 4:30 pm
• Troy Fredette

Overview of facility clearances.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 24-25
3:30 - 4:30 pm
• SOF A&TL Contracting Officers and Program Managers

SOF AT&L Contracting Officers and Program Managers will conduct roundtable exchanges with attendees on Sections L and M of USSOCOM request For Proposals, highlighting keys to submitting successful proposals. Emphasis will be given to Industry’s proposal response to compensation for Professional Employees (Reference FAR 52.222-46).
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 20-21
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Note: This reception is open to exhibitors only  
Tampa Marriott Water Street, Il Terrazzo
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time
Location
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Two shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the Tampa Convention Center to the below hotel properties in this order:

• Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
• Doubletree Tampa Airport Westshore
• Four Points By Sheraton Suites Tampa Westshore
• Tampa Marriott Westshore
• Springhill Suites by Marriott Tampa Westshore
• Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
• Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
 
6:30 am - 6:45 pm
Buses will run on a continual loop, starting at SOCOM Headquarters to the Tampa Convention Center.  
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Mezzanine
7:30 - 8:30 am
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom Foyer
8:00 - 9:30 am
• COL Don Wols, USA, Director of Logistics, J4

The USSOCOM J4 will discuss the J4 organization, provide an overview of Global SOF Logistics focus areas, and explain how logistics data and technology can best empower our SOF operator.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
U.S. Government Only - NDA Required

USSOCOM, in collaboration with SOFWERX, will host the “Disrupter Event”, a multi-phased, competitive acquisition process focused on showcasing the latest, most disruptive and transformational technologies/capabilities for Government Stakeholders to rapidly evaluate and acquire effective solutions relevant to the specific Technology Focus Areas (TFAs). Selected companies will be allotted a one-on-one session with the USSOCOM TFA evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate, and discuss their solutions.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 39
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
10:00 - 10:15 am
• Gen Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), President and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
10:15 - 11:15 am
• GEN Richard Clarke, USA, Commander, USSOCOM
• James Smith, Acquisition Executive, USSOCOM
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
11:15 - 11:20 am
• Jane Castor, Mayor, Tampa, FL  
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
11:20 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 - 1:00 pm
• LTG Francis Beaudette, USA, Commander, USASOC
• RADM Collin Green, USN, Commander, NAVSPECWARCOM
• Lt Gen Marshall Webb, USAF, Commander, AFSOC
• MajGen Daniel Yoo, USMC, Commander, MARSOC
• Lt Gen Scott Howell, USAF, Commander, JSOC

USSOCOM Component Commanders and Sub-Unified Commander will participate in panel discussions on the topic of preserving and growing readiness to maximize our current competitive edge while innovating for future threats to build a competitive advantage.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Government Only

This briefing is geared to PEO’S, PM’s, Logisticians, Components, and TSOC’s to learn more about the capabilities and logistical services available to ALL USSOCOM users.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Advanced Registration is Required

• GEN Richard Clarke, USA, Commander, USSOCOM
• James Smith, Acquisition Executive, USSOCOM

GEN Richard Clarke, USA, USSOCOM Commander, Mr. James Smith, Acquisition Executive, and the USSOCOM Component Commanders and Sub-Unified Commander will discuss with industry leaders how USSOCOM and industry can collaborate more closely to provide Special Operations Forces around the world with the capabilities and support they need. Pre-approved industry CEOs, COOs, and Presidents are invited to participate in a Senior Industry Executive Forum. This session is closed to the media.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 24-25
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Rooms 5-6: Program Executive Office for Rotary Wing
Rooms 7-8: Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
Room 13: Program Executive Office for Services
Rooms 14-16: Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE)
Rooms 18-19: Program Executive Office for Fixed Wing
Rooms 20-21: Program Executive Office for SOF Warrior
Rooms 22-23: Program Executive Office for Maritime

USSOCOM Program Executive Officers will provide a strategic overview of current acquisition programs of record, followed by Program Manager-led detailed program-focused presentations on specific USSOCOM program initiatives, challenges, and issues as they relate to global acquisition, technology, and logistics support for SOF.
 
Tampa Convention Center
2:00 - 3:30 pm
• COL Calvin Hudson, II, USA, Command Engineer, USSOCOM

The Command Engineer will provide an overview on SOF engineering structure and responsibilities, and discuss engineering technology challenges in principally four focus areas: Power, Sanitation and Water Management, Construction Materials/Methods, and Force Protection/Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9
2:30 - 4:30 pm
• COL Alex MacCalman, USA, Director, Joint Acquisition Task Force, USSOCOM

The Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF), within USSOCOM’s Science and Technology (S&T) directorate, has previously been oriented on protecting the operator in the physical domain, as part of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) project. The key outcomes of the TALOS project include: the pioneering of innovative processes; technology spin-outs that increases survivability, human performance, situational awareness, and surgical lethality; the acceleration of SOCOM research in the human-machine interface; and the reinforcement of our need to experiment with prototypes and foster a learning culture. As the project draws to a close in 2019, the JATF has refocused on the Hyper-Enabled Operator (HEO) concept. The HEO concept emerged from our need to embrace our future operating environment and is intended to focus on cognition at the edge - the dismounted SOF professional operating at the edge in austere or denied environments empowered by technologies that increase situational awareness, reduce cognitive load, and accelerate decision-making. The purpose of the HEO definition is to place the technological emphasis on the individual dismounted SOF operator that is performing SOF activities at the edge. This emphasis highlights the first SOF Truth, “Humans are more important than hardware,” and distinguishes the enabling technologies the operator will use at the edge. The enabling technologies include data assets, adaptive and flexible sensors, scalable tactical communications, edge computing, embedded algorithms, and tailorable human-machine interfaces.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 17
2:30 - 4:30 pm
• Lisa Sanders, Director, Science and Technology, USSOCOM

USSOCOM Director, Science and Technology will provide an S&T overview and discuss the various USSOCOM S&T engagements and opportunities that are available for industry, academia, and other external organizations.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms D
3:30 - 5:00 pm
By Invitation Only

One on one sessions with SOF AT&L PEOs.

Rooms 5-6: Program Executive Office for Rotary Wing
Rooms 7-8: Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
Room 13: Program Executive Office for Services
Rooms 14-16: Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE)
Rooms 18-19: Program Executive Office for Fixed Wing
Rooms 20-21: Program Executive Office for SOF Warrior
Rooms 22-23: Program Executive Office for Maritime
 
Tampa Convention Center
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time
Location
6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Two shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the Tampa Convention Center to the below hotel properties in this order:

• Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
• Doubletree Tampa Airport Westshore
• Four Points By Sheraton Suites Tampa Westshore
• Tampa Marriott Westshore
• Springhill Suites by Marriott Tampa Westshore
• Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
• Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
 
6:30 am - 6:45 pm
Buses will run on a continual loop, starting at SOCOM Headquarters to the Tampa Convention Center.  
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Mezzanine
7:30 - 8:30 am
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom Foyer
9:00 - 10:00 am
• Stacy Cummings, Principal Deputy Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Enablers  
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
10:00 - 11:00 am
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
U.S. Government Only - NDA Required

USSOCOM, in collaboration with SOFWERX, will host the “Disrupter Event”, a multi-phased, competitive acquisition process focused on showcasing the latest, most disruptive and transformational technologies/capabilities for Government Stakeholders to rapidly evaluate and acquire effective solutions relevant to the specific Technology Focus Areas (TFAs). Selected companies will be allotted a one-on-one session with the USSOCOM TFA evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate, and discuss their solutions.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 39
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 - 1:00 pm
• HON Owen West, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict  
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Open to all

This briefing is geared towards industry to learn more about the SOF GLSSS IDIQ and how industry partners can work with the SOF GLSS contractor to provide a variety of capabilities, skills, and logistical support through the contract.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Advanced Registration is Required

• James Smith, Acquisition Executive, USSOCOM
• Christopher Harrington, Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, USSOCOM

Speakers will discuss with Small Business industry leaders how USSOCOM and industry can collaborate more closely to provide Special Operations Forces around the world with the capabilities and support they need. Preapproved small business industry CEOs, COOs, and Presidents are invited to participate in a Small Business Senior Industry Executive Forum. This session is closed to the media.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 24-25
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Rooms 5-6: Program Executive Office for Rotary Wing
Rooms 7-8: Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
Room 13: Program Executive Office for Services
Rooms 14-16: Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE)
Rooms 18-19: Program Executive Office for Fixed Wing
Rooms 20-21: Program Executive Office for SOF Warrior
Rooms 22-23: Program Executive Office for Maritime

USSOCOM Program Executive Officers will provide a strategic overview of current acquisition programs of record, followed by Program Manager-led detailed program-focused presentations on specific USSOCOM program initiatives, challenges, and issues as they relate to global acquisition, technology, and logistics support for SOF.
 
Tampa Convention Center
2:30 - 4:30 pm
• COL Alex MacCalman, USA, Director, Joint Acquisition Task Force, USSOCOM

The Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF), within USSOCOM’s Science and Technology (S&T) directorate, has previously been oriented on protecting the operator in the physical domain, as part of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) project. The key outcomes of the TALOS project include: the pioneering of innovative processes; technology spin-outs that increases survivability, human performance, situational awareness, and surgical lethality; the acceleration of SOCOM research in the human-machine interface; and the reinforcement of our need to experiment with prototypes and foster a learning culture. As the project draws to a close in 2019, the JATF has refocused on the Hyper-Enabled Operator (HEO) concept. The HEO concept emerged from our need to embrace our future operating environment and is intended to focus on cognition at the edge - the dismounted SOF professional operating at the edge in austere or denied environments empowered by technologies that increase situational awareness, reduce cognitive load, and accelerate decision-making. The purpose of the HEO definition is to place the technological emphasis on the individual dismounted SOF operator that is performing SOF activities at the edge. This emphasis highlights the first SOF Truth, “Humans are more important than hardware,” and distinguishes the enabling technologies the operator will use at the edge. The enabling technologies include data assets, adaptive and flexible sensors, scalable tactical communications, edge computing, embedded algorithms, and tailorable human-machine interfaces.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 17
2:30 - 4:30 pm
• Lisa Sanders, Director, Science and Technology, USSOCOM

USSOCOM Director of Science and Technology (S&T) will discuss S&T interests in pursuing, developing, and evolving capabilities to achieve mission success in the Future Operating Environment and S&T’s new Futures Foundry events initiative will be discussed.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D
3:00 - 4:00 pm
• Shannon Jackson, Acting DoD Director of Small Business, OSD

This session will address critical issues impacting small business engagement in support of the Department of Defense. Status updates on existing and emerging DOD small business programs and initiatives will be discussed.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 24-25
3:30 - 4:30 pm
By Invitation Only.

One on one sessions with SOF AT&L PEOs.

Rooms 5-6: Program Executive Office for Rotary Wing
Rooms 7-8: Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
Room 13: Program Executive Office for Services
Rooms 14-16: Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE)
Rooms 18-19: Program Executive Office for Fixed Wing
Rooms 20-21: Program Executive Office for SOF Warrior
Rooms 22-23: Program Executive Office for Maritime
 
Tampa Convention Center
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Advanced Purchase Required

NDIA will be hosting its annual networking reception Wednesday evening at the Florida Aquarium. This event is a great opportunity for attendees to engage with USSOCOM in an informal environment. This includes access to some of USSOCOM’s senior leaders and acquisition, technology, and logistics experts to further discussions outside the conference. Hors d’oeuvres and a beer/wine bar with margaritas will be included in the purchase of your ticket. Casual attire is encouraged!
 
The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time
Location
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Two shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the Tampa Convention Center to the below hotel properties in this order:

• Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
• Doubletree Tampa Airport Westshore
• Four Points By Sheraton Suites Tampa Westshore
• Tampa Marriott Westshore
• Springhill Suites by Marriott Tampa Westshore
• Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
• Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
 
7:15 am - 4:00 pm
Buses will run on a continual loop, starting at SOCOM Headquarters to the Tampa Convention Center.  
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Mezzanine
8:00 - 9:00 am
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom Foyer
8:00 - 10:00 am
Government Only

This briefing is geared specifically to highlight the MTRC capabilities available to ALL USSOCOM Components and TSOCs to provide OCONUS theatre support to a variety of SOF users in AORs and other CONUS/OCONUS training and operational environments.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9
9:00 - 10:00 am
• Mary Thomas, Program Analyst, OUSD(A&S)
• Melinda Reed, Deputy Director Program Protection, OUSD(R&E)

Cyber Security Initiatives and Requirements, Protecting DoD’s Unclassified Information Session will address the cybersecurity landscape and DoD’s multi-pronged approach to protecting the Department’s unclassified information on contractor/non-federal information systems (and protecting the delivery of operational critical support) to include:
• DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting
• NIST SP 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations
• Resources to Assist Implementation/Compliance
 
Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 24-25
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
10:00 - 11:00 am
• David Spirk, Jr., Chief Data Officer, USSOCOM  
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
• David Spirk, Jr., Chief Data Officer, USSOCOM
• LTG Steve Fogarty, USA, Commanding General, ARCYBER
• RADM Daniel Hendrickson, USN, NAVSPECWARCOM
• COL Mike McGuire, USA, Director, Combat Development Directorate, USSOCOM
• Brett Goldstein, SES, Director, Defense Digital Service
• Dan “Murf” Murphy, SES, Director, CDMA/ISSO
• Margie Palmieri, SES, Director, USN Digital Warfare Office

Senior Military Leaders discuss the impact Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence within the Department of Defense world.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
• Representatives from Innovation Foundry (Futures), TE & BAA/SBIR

USSOCOM S&T leadership will hold three simultaneous roundtable discussions in 40-minute increments on the following discussion topics: 1) Futures Foundry/Non-traditional, 2) Strategic Engagement and, 3) Program Management/Doing Business.
 
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Tampa Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm