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1 ACQUISITION UPDATE Commanders’ Decision Roundtable 4-5 NOV 2014
4/14/2017 ACQUISITION UPDATE Commanders’ Decision Roundtable 4-5 NOV 2014 Mr. Jim Smith, Deputy Director for Acquisition Mr. Tony Davis, Director of Science and Technology LTC Tom Ballenger, Deputy Director of Science and Technology

2 Agenda S&T Vision Strategy Overview Current / Future S&T Projects
4/14/2017 Agenda S&T Vision Strategy Overview Current / Future S&T Projects Take Aways for Commanders Advanced Manufacturing Initiative UNCLASSIFIED

3 4/14/2017 SOCOM S&T Vision Discover, Enable, and Transition technologies to provide an asymmetric advantage for Special Operations Forces Slightly revised SOCOM S&T vision Three verbs, Discover, Enable, and Transition specifically chosen to characterize our major lines of operation. Key distinction is Enable vs. Develop. Due to the SOCOM’s relatively sparse S&T (BA2/BA3) funding profile, we’re putting much more emphasis on influencing the R&D investment in government, industry, and academia to focus on SOCOM gaps, and less on our direct investment. Next major change was asymmetric advantage to focus our efforts more on the outcome than on specific technologies or capabilities UNCLASSIFIED

4 Understand Technology
4/14/2017 Strategy Overview Understand Gaps Understand Technology Develop Solutions Technology Gaps Scouting Roadmaps Red Team Discover Internal Projects External Projects Studies Enable PEOs Military Services Enablers, COI, OGA, DoD Transition Deliver “Game Changing” Technology Component & TSOC Gaps Maximize Leverage (DoD, Industry, Academia, Partner Nations) V I S I ON PEO Gaps Execute Planned Transitions This is a one page overview of our S&T strategy From top to bottom, first our overarching strategy is Understand Gaps, Understand Technology, and Develop Solutions On the middle left you see our decomposition of the type of gaps we’re working to understand, document, and pursue Previously S&T had been focused on the first two, technology gaps—gaps based on our evaluation of where technology is headed, and when it might be ready/useful for SOF; and Component & TSOC gaps—SOCOM has developed a relatively robust mechanism for understanding these gaps, we have 7 Technology Development Working Groups that meet at least monthly to discuss/evaluate/plan/monitor technologies. These TDWGs are our primary mechanism to (1) understand your gaps, (2) document and prioritize them; and (3) evaluate industry BAA proposals, and recommend our final candidates for investment to the S&T Council for approval. The S&T Council has been chartered for just over a year, and is your (the Components and TSOCs) voice in execution of the S&T portfolio. This voice is louder from some components than others, as the membership runs a spectrum from several dedicated representatives in some Components to one or less part time representative in some of the TSOCs. A recent addition is the focus on PEO gaps. The Acquisition executive has directed each of the PEOs to develop technology roadmaps, roadmaps that decompose their capability (platform) roadmaps into individual technologies, and outline when they are needed, and areas for potential investment of R&D in order to burn down the risk in a particular technology. Each of the TDWGs have been tasked with analyzing these roadmaps, and developing specific plans for guiding our investment in their portfolio technology area to meet the roadmap gaps. Last, in red is a renewed focus on threat-related gaps. This is focused on red team type of understanding of the technology focus and investment of our current and future adversaries in order to focus our technology development on areas that they may be reducing our asymmetric advantage. In the middle you see our three main lines of operation, Discover, Enable, and Transition; with each broken into a further level of detail Discover is broken into tech scouting, previously our main focus area in discovery; but now supported by our PEO roadmap efforts and red team information on threat-related gaps. In addition, we’ve added a second hat to each of our TDWG leads, and asked them to ensure they are the technical expert in their portfolio area, and support our efforts to do tech scouting in that portfolio. Enable is broken down into internal projects, external projects, and studies; these are broad categories, but intended to capture our direct investment, indirect investment on our behalf, and conceptual work with industry, government labs, and others to further understand technologies or their application (studies) For purposes of comparison, in FY14 S&T had approximately $50M (including TALOS) of BA2/BA3 funding to allocate to internal projects, this was supported by direct investment of nearly $27M by external entities on projects to address SOF gaps and requirements Last, but not least, is transition. Previously not a focus area for S&T, but added recently to recognize that while we have somewhat limited resources, the PEOs have 80% of the Command’s R&D $s ($410M of BA7), and more than $4B of Procurement funding—SOCOM’s primary capability to purchase and deliver kit. In recognition of this, we’ve added a third hat to our workforce, providing one dedicated S&T rep per PEO to be our focal point for communication and understanding of the PEO’s roadmaps, technology gaps, and potential transition points. We’ve also added a page to our portal that outlines each project (currently ~70), the PEO we plan to transition it to, the FY for the transition, and the PM who is working to catch it. At the bottom you see primary emphasis areas across the different lines of operation; Involve the Warfighter, Increase Speed, and Accept but Manage Risk Leveraging Snap Shot for FY14 (Total ROM of $26-$27M): JNLWP to fund SOCOM Projects ~$10M OSD RIF BAA ~$1-2M Coalition Warfare Program ~1-2M DARPA (co-funding)~$1-2M OGAs (CTTSO/RRTO/etc.) ~Various 2 ARL Technology Program Agreements (TPAs)~$10.7M Budget Breakdown (FY15): U.S. $465B Industry $307B (66%), Federal $123B (26.4%) DoD $63.5B (51.6% of Federal R&D) SOCOM $508M (0.8% of DoD R&D) S&T $97.4M (19.1% of SOCOM R&D) Threat-Related Gaps Involve Warfighters Increase Speed Manage Risk UNCLASSIFIED

5 Current S&T Projects HUMAN PERFORMANCE
4/14/2017 Current S&T Projects HUMAN PERFORMANCE JOINT ACQUISITION TASK FORCE (JATF) FIRES C4 MOBILITY Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) MK IA, IB, IC / MK II Physiological Status Monitoring for Mission Planning Support Case, Directional Fragmentation APERS ‘Mini-Claymore’ Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Radio UAV Noise Abatement SENSORS BIOMEDICAL SEW JCTD SBIR This chart is a snapshot of our current project portfolio, with examples of the 70+ projects we’re currently managing. These were specifically chosen to highlight some of our partnering efforts Partnering with DoD: SBIR: #1 program in the Department, in terms of commercialization results—investing in products the warfighter wants enough to buy, like Rapid DNA kit JCTD: Frequent customer, partnering with industry and the Services to identify and develop commercial products—Jolted Tactics FY15 transition to PEO C4 Partnering with the Services: Fires (mini-Claymore): US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ Biomedical (Freeze Dried Plasma): US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) and US Army Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) Partnering with Academia: Human performance (Physiological Monitoring): Partnership with MIT/Lincoln Laboratory Mobility (UAV Noise Abatement): USAF Academy Partnering with Industry: C4 (MIMO MANET): Persistent Systems Sensors (Gunship Wind-Sense): Infoscitex Corporation, Dayton, OH Partnering with All of the Above: SEW (Polymer Kelp): NSWCCD (Bethesda, MD and Norfolk, VA), NSWC PCD (Panama City, FL), Leidos, Inc. (San Diego, CA), Clemson University and Clemson Apparel Research (Clemson, SC), Inman Mills, Inc. (Enoree, SC), Hills, Inc. (Melbourne, FL) JATF TALOS: Triad of Acquisition/Industry/Operators, designed to speed the develop/prototype/delivery cycle—working toward a FY18 prototype, but focused on annual delivery of “spin-offs” to SOF Physiological Status Monitoring for Mission Planning Support Develop open system architecture prototype of real-time mission monitoring and planning tool, based on physiological monitoring module. Demonstrate performance of tool in SOF training exercises. Usable protocol for improved performance that can be integrated into the USSOCOM components' HPP programs. TRL-3 MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA (Case, Directional Fragmentation APERS) ½ size of a M18A1 Claymore. To increase effectiveness without increasing operators load by optimizing the size, shape, number, dispersion pattern and density of the fragments. SOF and the FBI/DOJ/DHS have adopted penetration of 12in of tissue stimulant as the primary MOE for projectiles. Modeling indicates a 144% increase in lethal range, enhanced lethality through barriers, and a 38% increase in the probability of incapacitating a determined assaulting soldier in <30sec at 50m. Currently in Combat Evaluation. TRL-7 US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ MIMO/MANET Wave relay is a flexible mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) providing a highly dynamic enhanced C2, situational awareness, and ISR architecture. This effort enhances system solutions by developing MIMO technology into the core radio in the same MBITR size and form factor as existing technology. MIMO increases data throughput by 400%, extends range 100%, or a combination thereof. TRL-2 Persistent Systems LLC, Pinehurst, NC UAV Noise Abatement Determined thrust and efficiency performance as a function of rotational speed and freestream velocity for COTS 8" (raven) and 13" (puma) propellers. Determined relative noise signature as a function of thrust at static conditions (8" props) and dynamic conditions (13" props) for COTS and/or custom designed propellers.  3. 8" propellers - Successfully designed and fabricated custom propellers that meet COTS thrust and efficiency performance with lower static noise signature. 13" propellers - Developed technique to measure propeller noise signature during wind tunnel operation. TRL-2 USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO TALOS MK I/II The TALOS MK I will provide initial concept prototype with concentrated effort in: mobility & agility, survivability equipment, and human factors & physiology The TALOS MK II will provide an initial suit with concentrated subsystem effort in: mobility & agility, human factors & physiology, and operator interface. TALOS will ultimately deliver a fully functional ballistically sound first article prototype Combat Suit by August 2018 capable of operating beyond human capability in the most extreme future Hostage Rescue, Direct Action, Counter Proliferation mission profiles due to enhanced survivability, increased lethality, and dominant situational awareness. Gunship Wind-Sense Goal: Increase accuracy of first round hits from Gunship to ground target. AFSOC identified slant ranges (8K - 14K ft) from static altitude to ground target (valley). AFSOC identified slant ranges from surrogate airborne platform altitude (6K-20K feet MSL) to ground target--Ph 2. Determine the best COTS lidar and radar wind-sensing capabilities available to support possible AC-130W/ J Gunship integration. Phase 1 Ground based demo complete. TRL-4 Infoscitex Corporation, Dayton, OH Freeze Dried Plasma (FDP) Expand French FDP use through FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) approval while developing a US based FDA approved (no restrictions) FDP for the long term solution to blood replacement. All components what to field an FDA approved FDP solution as soon as possible. Conventional fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is not usable by USSOCOM medical personnel in far forward and remote locations (pre-hospital setting) because of logistic considerations, specifically the need to maintain FFP in frozen state prior to use and then to thaw it in a controlled manner. SOCOM working with US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) and US Army Institute for Surgical Research (ISR). MDO-Polymer Kelp Polymer Kelp (PK) utilizes super-absorbent and dissolvable/biodegradable materials to provide a lightweight, compact and low-regret method to stop or slow marine platforms by occlusion of any type of marine propulsor. PK has been demonstrated against waterjets and propellers at up to semi-planing speeds for small marine craft. Occlusion removes thrust by occluding or blocking up the propulsor disk.The shaft can still rotate, but the propulsor is ineffective at producing thrust. FY 14 effort focuses on increasing target size and speed, design and manufacture of larger and more effective prototype material, initial deployment system development and testing, and demonstration of system utility at planned OUA/MUA events. TRL-4 NSWCCD (Bethesda, MD and Norfolk, VA), NSWC PCD (Panama City, FL), Leidos, Inc. (San Diego, CA), Clemson University and Clemson Apparel Research (Clemson, SC), Inman Mills, Inc. (Enoree, SC), Hills, Inc. (Melbourne, FL) Jolted Tactics JCTD FY13 JCTD. Transition planned for 1st QTR FY15. Tactical 4G/LTE Cellular Networks. Develop lightweight, man or vehicle-portable, airborne and maritime comms-on-demand packages that allow SOF users to quickly establish secure wireless line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight networks with minimal training and equipment. Goals: Provide secure video, voice, chat and data connectivity seamlessly across the battlespace; Comms capability & maneuverability in areas with impaired or non-existent infrastructure; Built-in geolocation with extremely accurate triangulation (vehicles, hide sites, interior locations – no satellite fix required); Inherent flexibility with standard commercial cellular services: operates during mobile vehicle ops; real-time streaming from tactical aircraft/RPAs. Transition Manager (XM) SOCOM PEO-C4 Mobile Computing Oceus Networks, Reston, VA., NAVAIR Rapid DNA This innovative technology provides SOF a field forward capability that automatically produces DNA profiles for both DNA identification and forensic applications. SOF now can identify enemy combatants with an extremely high degree of accuracy in a short period of time from communications disadvantaged locations. DNA analysis in 83 minutes. Phase III SBIR for commercialization. NETBIO Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts Gunship Wind-Sense Freeze Dried Plasma Maritime Disablement Operations – Polymer Kelp Jolted Tactics JCTD Rapid DNA UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO

6 FY15 New S&T Projects HUMAN PERFORMANCE
4/14/2017 FY15 New S&T Projects HUMAN PERFORMANCE JOINT ACQUISITION TASK FORCE (JATF) FIRES C4 MOBILITY Human Performance and Information Technology ((HPINFO) Mode Advanced Armor Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) MK III Urban Breaching Round VHF/UHF Magnetically Coupled Antennas Advanced Angel Armor -Vehicular SENSORS BIOMEDICAL SEW JCTD SBIR This chart is a snapshot of the 8-10 projects we’ll likely add to the portfolio in FY15. Received 130+ responses to our FY14 Broad Area Announcement; with help from TDWG and S&T Council necked that down to top candidates to ask for proposals, currently evaluating proposals and working towards contract award HPINFO Mode Develop predictive and prescriptive SOF specific guidance incorporating cost factor analysis, correlated analytics and advanced human performance and information technology (HPINFO) data for attaining and sustaining peak health and performance, increasing SOF operator quality of life. Implements, integrates and evaluates a system that measures and analyzes physiological and cognitive performance abilities and offers real-time and predictive models and training programs that optimize human performance. TRL-7 Titus Sports Academy, Tallahassee, FL Urban Breaching Round Man-portable single shot shoulder fired munition capable of creating a man-size breach in structure walls from 50m (T) 100m (O). Target walls: 32 in adobe, triple brick, double filled concrete block, and 10 in reinforce concrete with the rebar remaining. TRL-4 Nammo Talley, Inc. Mesa, AZ VHF/UHF Magnetically Coupled Antennas Technology can be used to develop low profile antennas that can be in mounted directly on a ground plane resulting in a significant (10X) reduction in required volume compared to typical electrical antennas. In addition to typical low profile or conformal ground plane configurations, these materials can be formed into a belt configuration wrapped around conducting structures, such as a submarine mast, missile, or person to excite the entire structure so that it acts like an antenna. Consists of three different applications: two target specific maritime platforms and one focuses on a generic wide band antenna concept. TRL 4-6 General Atomics Aeronautical, San Diego, CA Advanced Angel Armor – Vehicular Design advanced SOF vehicle armor solutions capable of defeating 7.62x63mm M2AP with a 20% reduction in weight compared to current armor solutions. Key technologies include patented molding materials and process allowing for revolutionary vehicle armor. TRL-1 to 5 Angel Armor, LLC Ft Collins, CO TALOS MK III The TALOS MK III will provide an initial full body exoskeleton with concentrated subsystem effort in: mobility & agility, power & energy, human factors & physiology, and operator interface. TALOS will ultimately deliver a fully functional ballistically sound first article prototype Combat Suit by August 2018 capable of operating beyond human capability in the most extreme future Hostage Rescue, Direct Action, Counter Proliferation mission profiles due to enhanced survivability, increased lethality, and dominant situational awareness. VAWD STORMS VAWD Sense Through Obstruction Remote Monitoring Systems (STORMS) ultra-high dynamic range radar technology redefines the state-of-the-art, and allows for superior sense-through-the-wall detection capability. The proposed HH2D-STORMS leverages VAWD’s configurable radar approach, utilizing mature, tested hardware proven to detect life forms and other moving features through obstructions. The HH2D-STORMS will have integrated biometric monitoring features, developed under the DARPA “Biometrics at a Distance” program, for the remote monitoring of target heartbeat and breathing. Additionally, VAWD will develop and integrate hidden chamber sensing processing, and implement image and map aided target geo-location functions. TRL-4/5 VAWD Applied Science and Technology, Tucson, AZ Lightweight, Rugged, Compressible, and Easy to Use FDP Provide support to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) through USAMMDA’s Force Health Protection (FHP) Division to develop and execute a plan for expansion of the investigational use of Freeze Dried Plasma (FDP) to other USSOCOM components. FDP will be a combat-ready, rugged, lightweight, compressible container that contains a freeze-dried plasma intended to be reconstituted in 2-3 minutes for overall hemostasis management in the exsanguinating combat soldier as the product will contain all necessary plasma proteins necessary for coagulation, which has been shown to increase survival rates. TRL-5/6 Terumo BCT, Inc., Lakewood, CO Harbinger Increment IV Develop, build and field a 40mm Less-than Lethal (LV) Human Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) capability. Technology objectives include low projectile weight, Optimized attachment, Increased accuracy, and Extended range (100ft) and duration of effect. Classified CDD – TRL-5 SAIC/Leidos, Watring Technologies Huntsville, AL, Intuitive Research Huntsville, AL, AMRDEC, Huntsville, AL Cargo Pocket ISR (CP-ISR) JCTD (This is a proposed FY15 JCTD that will incorporate GPS in denied environment capability…there is already an ongoing effort to incorporate night vision into the Hornet UAV) Provide an airborne (<50 gram) sensor platform with an advanced day/night payload with appropriate military communications and control system that can be rapidly deployed from a typical Warfighter cargo pocket for indoor or outdoor operations. Develop and integrate a guidance, navigation, and control system for operations in GPS-denied areas. Integrate a digital communications system for reliable, secure control and sensor data transmission. Integrate with applicable Battlefield Management Systems (BMS). SOCOM Proposed FY15 JCTD Operational Manager – Dan Bernard Proposed Partners: COCOM Sponsor: USSOCOM Oversight Executive: Mr. Scott Stephens Operational Manager: USSOCOM SORDAC-ST, Mr. Dan Bernard Technical Manager: NSRDEC, Mr. Mike Samuel Transition Manager: PEO SRSE (P); PEO Soldier (P) Other participants: Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Proposed technical partners include: Prox Dynamics (Norway Firm that produces the PD-100 Hornet 18gram nano-UAV), Draper/BAE Systems SBIR Phase I-Small Lightweight Concealable Stabilization Device Special Operations Forces (SOF) need an innovative exterior device to stabilize laser target designators allowing them to accurately range, mark and designate targets at distances greater than 2 kilometers. The purpose of this technology pursuit is to develop an external stabilization device for target designators that weighs less one pound, can be folded into a very small form factor allowing it to be concealable, and is rugged. Company TBD since this Topic Call is not posted yet but this is #1 of the SOCOM SBIR Topics. VAWD Sense Through Obstruction Remote Monitoring Systems (STORMS) Lightweight, Rugged, Compressible, and Easy to Use Freeze Dried Plasma (FDP) Harbinger Increment IV Cargo Pocket ISR (CP-ISR) JCTD Small Lightweight Concealable Stabilization Device UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO

7 Take Away for Commanders
4/14/2017 Take Away for Commanders S&T Strategy will concentrate on engagement and coordination with SOF user community and PEOs Increased focus on leveraging external organizations to invest R&D on SOCOM gaps and priorities Component/TSOC participation in the S&T Council is your voice in how we spend S&T $$ SORDAC is developing PEO technology roadmaps to sync S&T investments with warfighter requirements gaps UNCLASSIFIED

8 Questions/Discussion
4/14/2017 Questions/Discussion UNCLASSIFIED

9 USOCOM Advanced Manufacturing
4/14/2017 USOCOM Advanced Manufacturing Vision: Enable the Global SOF Network with distributed use of networked advanced design and manufacturing tools Objective: Empowered units and individuals solving problems and implementing solutions at the point of need UNCLASSIFIED

10 4/14/2017 In Use Today UNCLASSIFIED

11 4/14/2017 In Use Today UNCLASSIFIED

12 USSOCOM Advanced Manufacturing
4/14/2017 USSOCOM Advanced Manufacturing 1 Empower Existing Users Contract Vehicles for Support Licenses and Hardware Focused On-Site Training Portal and Library Support the early adopters; learn from them 2 Develop the Workforce Training in Design and Mfg Enable OJT Inform Commanders Train Equip and Enable 3 Connect and Expand Echeloned Mfg Tools Software Licenses Strong SOF Network Listen and Support 4 Respond and Adapt Avoid Surprise Exploit Developments UNCLASSIFIED 12 12

13 Network of Capable Enablers ($) Network of Worldwide Customers
4/14/2017 Initial Concept Network of Capable Enablers ($) Problem Statements Design Ideas Training Needs Other Support Requests $ Problem Statements Design Ideas Training Needs Other Support Requests Design Solutions Products or Prototypes Training Network of Worldwide Customers Wounded Warrior AM Support Cell Design Solutions Products or Prototypes Training / Guidance Referrals UNCLASSIFIED

14 Take Away for Commanders
4/14/2017 Take Away for Commanders Advanced Manufacturing (AM) provides Point of Need empowerment for small distributed units and individuals Already in use; SOF problem solvers are making it work independently at the unit level SOCOM can enable enterprise-level AM efficiencies Network Training Software Licenses Equipment Policy Preparing to address AM support in POM 17 UNCLASSIFIED

15 Questions/Discussion Backups Follow
4/14/2017 Questions/Discussion Backups Follow UNCLASSIFIED

16 Wounded Warrior AM Support Cell Detail
4/14/2017 Wounded Warrior AM Support Cell Detail Wounded Warrior AM Support Cell 1-10 Wounded Warriors Operating space (501E, UTB, other) Office Space: ST and/or UTB Personnel Support Communications Rating chain, UCMJ, etc Advocacy NIPR, SIPR, ACCM, Phone (black and red) Transition support IT Equipment “Top Cover” Standard workstations Mandate or Charter to operate Non-networked design stations Training Servers or server space for digital library AM Equipment OSD, America Makes, Crane, ORNL Establish and internalize training program Could begin with none, grow to poly and metal Funding Training, travel, shipping Raw materials Task support for enablers Engineering and Acquisition Oversight UNCLASSIFIED

17 4/14/2017 Efforts to Date Completed an initial International Design Exchange with AUS SOF Follow-on international effort in planning for weapon/vehicle integration Two separate 3D Printing capabilities at Technical Experimentation 14-3 RDECOM and REF both had multiple printers, design tools, and support staff. Affordable, capable, useful Participated in the facility planning estimate with PEO SRSE and TALOS for an offsite lab Site visits with the Care Coalition to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Rich Robertson, Dr. Frederick) and America Makes (Matt Mullins) Interviewed a Wounded Warrior candidate for initial cell manning Initial staffing of a Statement of Work to America Makes for workforce training UNCLASSIFIED


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