3 Unified Commands SECRETARY OF CJCS DEFENSE SERVICE CHIEFS U.S. STRATEGICCOMMANDU.S.TRANSPORTATIONCOMMANDU.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONSCOMMANDU.S.PACIFICCOMMANDU.S.NORTHERNCOMMANDU.S.SOUTHERNCOMMANDU.S.EUROPEANCOMMANDU.S.CENTRALCOMMANDU.S.AFRICACOMMAND
4 Department, and Defense Agency-like COCOM / ServiceA UnifiedCombatant Command… withService, MilitaryDepartment, and Defense Agency-likeresponsibilitiesDeputy CDRTampa, FLUSSOCOM CDRVice CDRWashington, DC
5 Joint United States Army Special Operations Command Marine Corps (USASOC)Air ForceSpecial Operations Command(AFSOC)Marine CorpsSpecial Operations Command(MARSOC)Naval SpecialWarfare Command(NAVSPECWARCOM)Joint Special Operations Command(JSOC)SEAL TEAMSSPECIAL BOAT TEAMSSEAL DELIVERYVEHICLE TEAMSNAVAL SPECIALWARFARE CENTERAVIATION - FIXED WING, ROTARY WING, TILT ROTORSPECIAL TACTICSAIR FORCE SPECIALOPERATIONS SCHOOLMARINE SPECIALOPERATIONSREGIMENTSUPPORT GROUPSPECIAL FORCESRANGERSAVIATIONMISOCIVIL AFFAIRSJFK SPECIAL
7 Theater Special Operations Commands (Homestead ARB, Florida) USNORTHCOMUSEUCOMSOCEUR(Stuttgart, Germany)SOCKOR(Camp Kim, Seoul, Korea)USCENTCOMUSAFRICOMUSSOUTHCOMSOCCENT(MacDill AFB, Florida)USPACOMUSPACOMSOCAFRICA(Stuttgart, Germany)SOCSOUTH(Homestead ARB, Florida)SOCPAC(Camp Smith, Hawaii)
8 SOF Truths Humans are more important than hardware Quality is better than quantitySpecial Operations Forces cannot be mass producedCompetent Special Operations Forces cannot becreated after emergencies occurMost special operations require non-SOF support
9 The SOF OperatorOn average, he is about 34 years old, college-educated, married and has at least two kids.A thinking athlete – football, track, wrestling or water polo; enjoys games which require problem solving (Chess).He has 8 years experience in the General Purpose Forces; has attended multiple advanced tactical schools and speaks at least one foreign language.
10 Cost-Effective $10.4 Billion a year budget 1.7% of DoD budget 3% of DoD personnel8,400+ deployed personnel in 80 countries
11 SOF 2020 LOO 1. WIN THE CURRENT FIGHT OBJECTIVES: ENDSTATE: HEALTHY FORCEAND FAMILIESNETWORKED, AGILE SOFSYNCHRONIZED GLOBALLYTSOCs BECOME THE GCC’s“FORCE OF CHOICE” SOLUTIONMULTILATERAL SOF CAPABILITIESTHAT CAN IDENTIFY, DISRUPTAND / OR DEFEAT THREATSOBJECTIVES:FREEDOM OF MANEUVERTO REALIGN RESOURCESLOO 1. WIN THE CURRENT FIGHT1.2 UNIFY SOFEFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN1.3 MAXIMIZE AFGHAN / HN LEAD1.1 MAINTAIN GLOBAL PRESSURE ON VEOsENDSTATE:A GLOBALLY NETWORKEDFORCE OF INTERAGENCY, ALLIES,AND PARTNERSABLE TORAPIDLY AND PERSISTENTLYADDRESSREGIONAL CONTINGENCIESAND THREATS TO STABILITYLOO 2. EXPAND THE GLOBAL SOF NETWORK2.3 STRENGTHEN NCR & REGIONAL INTERACTION2.5 GLOBAL SOF POM / QDR APPROVED2.2 IMPLEMENT TSOC MASTER PLAN2.4 ALIGN HQ TO SUPPORT THE NETWORK2.1 OBTAINSYNCHAUTHORITIESLOO 3. PRESERVE THE FORCE / FAMILIES3.1 INCREASE PREDICTABILITYTHROUGH PERSTEMPO3.3 STRENGTHENSOF / FAMILIES3.2 INSTITUTIONALIZE RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS3.4 IMPLEMENTSOFORGENLOO 4. RESPONSIVE RESOURCING4.1 SUSTAIN CURRENT PROGRAMATICS4.2 INCREASE ACQUISITION AGILITY4.3 ACHIEVE AUDITABILITY4.4 STRENGTHEN THE SIE
13 64,000 SOF 24/7 SOF C4 8,463 80 700+ Deployed Nodes UNCLASSIFIED64,000 SOF8,463DEPLOYED80LOCATIONS24/7SOF C4700+ Deployed Nodes54 Garrison Locations5 Regional Support Centers (RSC)2 SOF Data CentersUNCLASSIFIED
14 J6 / CIO Mission Statement Install, operate, maintain, and defend the global / expeditionary SOF Information Environment (SIE)in order to provide standards based, interoperable, redundant C4ISR services to garrison and deployed SOFas an enabling capability to planning and execution of pre-crisis activities and on-going global operations.
16 DoD CIO/CYBERCOM/DISA/GCC SOF Information Environment (SIE) SOF C4 EnterpriseDoD CIO/CYBERCOM/DISA/GCCSOF Information Environment (SIE)Service AcquisitionSOF-to-Service TransitionInnovative PracticesCombat FeedbackUnconventional UsesSOF Operator
17 C4 Lines of OperationExpeditionary SOF Information Environment: Global access to network servicesGovernance: Reliability, interoperability, and security through standardsC4 Acquisition: Capability where and when the SOF Operator needs itPeople: World class SOF C4 workforce enabled by life long learning
18 SOF Information Environment (SIE) The information infrastructure, systems, policies, processes, people, and knowledge that are required to support the full spectrum of special operations activity, from staff functions to war.Extends the GIG to provide SOF-unique mission critical capabilities worldwide, including non-traditional and austere locations (voice, video, data; all classification levels)End-to-end assured communications…transport, services, & dataWeapon system – operational effectiveness via life-cycle systems management and programs of record18
19 Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) ENTERPRISE NETWORKSTRANSPORTTACTICAL COMMSTactical Local Area NetworkSOF Tactical CommsBlue Force TrackingSCAMPI(not an acronym)Joint Tactical C4I Transceiver SystemC4 and Intelligence Automation Systems / Special Operations Command Research, Analysis, and Threat Evaluation System Distributed Data CenterRadio Integrity SystemSOF Deployable Nodes / Product Distribution SystemMISOMilitary Information Support OperationsNext Generation Loudspeaker SystemMISO-PrintMedia Production CenterFly-Away Broadcast System
20 Biometrics and Forensics Program Executive Office Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE)INTEL SUPPORT SYSTEMSTECHNICAL COLLECTION SYSTEMSProcessing, Exploitation, and Dissemination:Distributed Common Ground/Surface SystemHostile Forces – Tagging, Tracking, and LocatingIntegrated Survey ProgramSpecial Operations Tactical Video SystemDistributed Mission Training and Rehearsal SystemCounter-Proliferation Analysis and Planning SystemJoint Threat Warning SystemFOCUSED RDT&ETagging, Tracking, and LocatingSpecial ReconnaissanceSpecialized CommunicationsIDENTITY OPERATIONSBiometrics and ForensicsTactical Exploitation of National CapabilitiesQuickReactionCapabilities
21 SOF Information Technology Enterprise Contract (SITEC) $250m annual Enterprise IT Contract supporting 54 fixed sites, 5 SOF Strategic Entry Points (SSEPs) and +/- 700 deployed nodesDoD emphasis on performance based contracting drives increased portion of contract into Fixed PriceMulti-vendor construct includes six functional areas and 16 qualified vendorsUsing government/industry best practices and service models to structure contractMoving to performance-based service delivery vice staff augmentationIncreasing role of incentives in management of contractor performance (55 SLAs)Mission outcomesCost controlInnovationRequirements for new contract were developed from ground up review through Component IPTManaged by the J61 (ITMO)
22 C4 Challenges Risk understanding; Risk mitigation; Risk acceptance Power, Weight, CubeResist the temptation to “develop” IT solutions85% is good enoughRoles and responsibilities in Cyber
23 Keeps Me Awake at Night Hurricanes Freedom of Space Wondering if IT Efficiencies will trump EffectivenessRemembering we have been at War for eleven years, and SOF Operators are still in harms way
24 What You Can Do Get a MUOS handheld terminal to market Treat efficient power/battery use as KPPsIT is a Team Sport; make sure you play well with othersTreat our networks like corporate proprietary; tell us when you have a breachUnderstand our business before proposing solutionsExpectation Management; don’t sell what you can’t deliver
25 Keys to Success Focus on the SOF Warrior Understand their requirements constant communications with Component, TSOC, CJSOTF “6’s”; solicit the “good idea” directly from the fieldLeverage government and industry best practices / cutting edge technology to satisfy those requirementsManage expectations vice projectsPrimary obstacles are Policy & Culture – Not TechnologyPortray User/Business Benefit – Not Technical CapabilityCultivate the workforceCommitment to individual training and training budgetCertification bonuses and criteria
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