Directorate of Science and Technology
BioMs. Lisa R. Sanders is the Director of Science and Technology (S&T). She is responsible for all S&T funded activities. The S&T Directorate focuses on integrating S&T efforts across the SOF enterprise. This includes ensuring that capability gaps are aligned with technology enablers and developers, ongoing efforts are integrated with transition partners, additional innovation that is required to address S&T gaps is identified, and disruptive technology solutions are assessed for their impact and potential benefit to the SOF mission set and SOF operator of the future. S&T priorities are aligned with the USSOCOM Commander’s Capabilities and Programing Guidance (CPG). S&T is focusing its efforts on these four Capability Focus Areas: Next Generation Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Tactically Relevant Situational Awareness; Network and Data Management; Next Generation Effects/Precision Strike; and Biotechnologies/Human Interface. Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) – Hyper-Enabled Operator (HEO) and Next Generation Mobility are two additional Technology Focus Areas.