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UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Mr. John A. Wilcox Director, J6/CIO United States Special Operations Command SOF C4 “One Force, One Environment”

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1 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Mr. John A. Wilcox Director, J6/CIO United States Special Operations Command SOF C4 “One Force, One Environment”

2 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 8,463 DEPLOYED 80 LOCATIONS 24/7 64,000 SOF

3 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Unified Commands SERVICE CHIEFS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DEFENSE CJCSCJCS U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND U.S. TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION COMMAND COMMAND U.S.PACIFICCOMMANDU.S.PACIFICCOMMAND U.S.CENTRALCOMMANDU.S.CENTRALCOMMAND U.S.AFRICACOMMANDU.S.AFRICACOMMAND U.S.NORTHERNCOMMANDU.S.NORTHERNCOMMAND U.S.SOUTHERNCOMMANDU.S.SOUTHERNCOMMAND U.S.EUROPEANCOMMANDU.S.EUROPEANCOMMAND

4 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED COCOM / Service A Unified Combatant Command … with Service, Military Service, Military Department, and Defense Agency-like Department, and Defense Agency-like responsibilities responsibilities Deputy CDR Tampa, FL Vice CDR Washington, DC USSOCOM CDR

5 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Joint United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC)

6 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Interagency

7 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED USPACOM USNORTHCOM USSOUTHCOM USAFRICOM USEUCOM USPACOM SOCSOUTH (Homestead ARB, Florida) SOCAFRICA (Stuttgart, Germany) SOCEUR (Stuttgart, Germany) SOCCENT (MacDill AFB, Florida) SOCKOR (Camp Kim, Seoul, Korea) SOCPAC (Camp Smith, Hawaii) Theater Special Operations Commands

8 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Humans are more important than hardware Quality is better than quantity Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced Competent Special Operations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur Most special operations require non-SOF support SOF Truths

9 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED On average, he is about 34 years old, college- educated, married and has at least two kids. On 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). 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. He has 8 years experience in the General Purpose Forces; has attended multiple advanced tactical schools and speaks at least one foreign language. The SOF Operator

10 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED $10.4 Billion a year budget 1.7% of DoD budget 3% of DoD personnel 8,400+ deployed personnel in 80 countries Cost-Effective

11 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED SOF 2020 ENDSTATE: A GLOBALLY NETWORKED FORCE OF INTERAGENCY, ALLIES, AND PARTNERS ABLE TO RAPIDLY AND PERSISTENTLY ADDRESS REGIONAL CONTINGENCIES AND THREATS TO STABILITY LOO 4. RESPONSIVE RESOURCING 4.1 SUSTAIN CURRENT PROGRAMATICS 4.2 INCREASE ACQUISITION AGILITY 4.3 ACHIEVE AUDITABILITY 4.4 STRENGTHEN THE SIE HEALTHY FORCE AND FAMILIES NETWORKED, AGILE SOF SYNCHRONIZED GLOBALLY TSOCs BECOME THE GCC’s “FORCE OF CHOICE” SOLUTION MULTILATERAL SOF CAPABILITIES THAT CAN IDENTIFY, DISRUPT AND / OR DEFEAT THREATS OBJECTIVES: FREEDOM OF MANEUVER TO REALIGN RESOURCES LOO 3. PRESERVE THE FORCE / FAMILIES 3.1 INCREASE PREDICTABILITY THROUGH PERSTEMPO 3.3 STRENGTHEN SOF / FAMILIES 3.2 INSTITUTIONALIZE RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS 3.4 IMPLEMENT SOFORGEN LOO 2. EXPAND THE GLOBAL SOF NETWORK 2.3 STRENGTHEN NCR & REGIONAL INTERACTION 2.5 GLOBAL SOF POM / QDR APPROVED 2.2 IMPLEMENT TSOC MASTER PLAN 2.4 ALIGN HQ TO SUPPORT THE NETWORK 2.1 OBTAIN SYNCH AUTHORITIES LOO 1. WIN THE CURRENT FIGHT 1.2 UNIFY SOF EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN 1.3 MAXIMIZE AFGHAN / HN LEAD 1.1 MAINTAIN GLOBAL PRESSURE ON VEOs

12 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED SOF C4 Enterprise

13 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 8,463 DEPLOYED 80 LOCATIONS 24/7 SOF C Deployed Nodes 54 Garrison Locations 5 Regional Support Centers (RSC) 2 SOF Data Centers 64,000 SOF

14 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 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 SOF as an enabling capability to planning and execution of pre-crisis activities and on-going global operations. 14

15 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 15 Director, J6/ CIO Mr Wilcox Director, J6/ CIO Mr Wilcox PEO for C4 Mr Davis PEO for C4 Mr Davis J6 / CIO Directorate SEA SGM Friend SEA SGM Friend Exec Officer MAJ Smith Exec Officer MAJ Smith Chief Engineer CW4 Hughes Chief Engineer CW4 Hughes ITMO Division J61 Mr Langlois ITMO Division J61 Mr Langlois IA Division J62 Mrs Khoury IA Division J62 Mrs Khoury C4 Ops Division J63 COL Bland C4 Ops Division J63 COL Bland CIO Division J65 Mr Sheldon CIO Division J65 Mr Sheldon SAP / Special Comm J6X LTC Armentrout SAP / Special Comm J6X LTC Armentrout Deputy Director Col Hill Deputy Director Col Hill Res Mgt Div J6R Mrs Phillips Res Mgt Div J6R Mrs Phillips Tech Advisor Mr Burnham Tech Advisor Mr Burnham DISA (SOC) CAPT Slevin DISA (SOC) CAPT Slevin

16 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED SOF C4 Enterprise SOF Information Environment (SIE) DoD CIO/CYBERCOM/DISA/GCC Service Acquisition SOF-to-Service Transition Innovative Practices Combat Feedback Unconventional Uses SOF Operator

17 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Expeditionary SOF Information Environment: Global access to network services Governance: Reliability, interoperability, and security through standards C4 Acquisition: Capability where and when the SOF Operator needs it People: World class SOF C4 workforce enabled by life long learning C4 Lines of Operation

18 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED SOF Information Environment (SIE) 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, & data Weapon system – operational effectiveness via life-cycle systems management and programs of record 18

19 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED MISO Military Information Support Operations Media Production Center Fly-Away Broadcast System Next Generation Loudspeaker System MISO-Print Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) SOF Tactical Comms Joint Tactical C4I Transceiver System Blue Force Tracking Radio Integrity System TACTICAL COMMS Tactical Local Area Network ENTERPRISE NETWORKS C4 and Intelligence Automation Systems / Special Operations Command Research, Analysis, and Threat Evaluation System Distributed Data Center SOF Deployable Nodes / Product Distribution System TRANSPORT SCAMPI (not an acronym)

20 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Program Executive Office Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE) Hostile Forces – Tagging, Tracking, and Locating Special Operations Tactical Video System TECHNICAL COLLECTION SYSTEMS Joint Threat Warning System Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination: Distributed Common Ground/Surface System Integrated Survey Program Counter-Proliferation Analysis and Planning System Distributed Mission Training and Rehearsal System Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Tagging, Tracking, and Locating INTEL SUPPORT SYSTEMS IDENTITY OPERATIONS Special Reconnaissance FOCUSED RDT&E Quick Reaction Capabilities Biometrics and Forensics Specialized Communications

21 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED SOF Information Technology Enterprise Contract (SITEC) $250m annual Enterprise IT Contract supporting 54 fixed sites, 5 SOF Strategic Entry Points (SSEPs) and +/- 700 deployed nodes DoD emphasis on performance based contracting drives increased portion of contract into Fixed Price Multi-vendor construct includes six functional areas and 16 qualified vendors Using government/industry best practices and service models to structure contract – Moving to performance-based service delivery vice staff augmentation Increasing role of incentives in management of contractor performance (55 SLAs) – Mission outcomes – Cost control – Innovation Requirements for new contract were developed from ground up review through Component IPT Managed by the J61 (ITMO) 21

22 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED C4 Challenges Risk understanding; Risk mitigation; Risk acceptance Power, Weight, Cube Resist the temptation to “develop” IT solutions 85% is good enough Roles and responsibilities in Cyber 22

23 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Keeps Me Awake at Night Hurricanes Freedom of Space Wondering if IT Efficiencies will trump Effectiveness Remembering we have been at War for eleven years, and SOF Operators are still in harms way 23

24 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED What You Can Do Get a MUOS handheld terminal to market Treat efficient power/battery use as KPPs IT is a Team Sport; make sure you play well with others Treat our networks like corporate proprietary; tell us when you have a breach Understand our business before proposing solutions Expectation Management; don’t sell what you can’t deliver 24

25 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Focus on the SOF Warrior – Understand their requirements  constant communications with Component, TSOC, CJSOTF “6’s”; solicit the “good idea” directly from the field – Leverage government and industry best practices / cutting edge technology to satisfy those requirements Manage expectations vice projects – Primary obstacles are Policy & Culture – Not Technology – Portray User/Business Benefit – Not Technical Capability Cultivate the workforce – Commitment to individual training and training budget – Certification bonuses and criteria Keys to Success 25

26 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Questions?


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