SOFWERX creates opportunities to solve challenging Warfighter problems through Discovery, Engagement, and Acceleration of critical thought and capabilities at scale. As we continue to curate and mature our innovation practices for Special Operations Forces, thought Leadership and transparency will remain the touchstones of our success. Below are the metrics used by the CMD to guide our efforts and those of our valuable ecosystem partners.
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Comprised of Industry, Academia, National Labs, Government, and other Non-Traditional Small Businesses who helps us solve challenging problems for the Warfighter
Annual ecosystem numbers comprised of email constituents and social media followers.
Explore and evaluate previously inaccessible technological approaches to extend the competitive advantage for SOF
Deliberate collisions between USSOCOM and external innovation partners
sofwerx has hosted 310 events to explore new or novel capabilities
Increasing the velocity and volume of technologies to ensure SOF supremacy
The purpose of the SBIR program is to leverage non-traditional Industry Partners and expedite award decisions and funding of SBIR Phase II applications that have a high potential for commercialization.
|Metrics||Historical SOCOM Actuals||FY20 Pilot Averages||FY21 Pilot Averages||FY22 Pilot Averages||FY23 Pilot Averages||FY23 Improvement||FY23 Impact||Overall Averages||Overall Improvement||Relevance|
|Proposals Received (per topic)||19||39||45||36||82||332%||4x Increase||50.5||168%||Increase in Proposals|
|Phase I Proposal to Award (days)||102||22||33.25||27.22||30||71%||3x faster||28.1||72%||Decrease in Award Time|
|Phase II Proposal to Award (days)||105||20||34||25.61||23||78%||4x faster||25.7||76%||Decrease in Award Time|
|Phase I to Prototype Delivery (months)||40.5||14.5||23.35||22.8||19||53%||2x faster||19.9||51%||PI to Prototype Savings|
Results which have the potential to directly support the Special Operations Forces
From 2015 - 2023 SWX has contracted $172,684,086.00 through 860 Purchase Orders and Business to Business Agreements.
Transitions: This is the metric that USSOCOM AE cares the most about. A project is considered a transition when USSOCOM awards a new contractual vehicle to provide a new, improved, or continuing material, weapon, information system or service capability in response to an approved need or transitions to a Program of Record (PoR).
Consignment: Successful projects that are adopted, however the end item cost does not warrant moving to a program of record and the stakeholders purchase locally.
Knowledge Transfer: Any new, novel or provocative idea, technique or technology we are able to share with USSOCOM.
Validations: Born of our ideation sessions, we validate ideas and concepts as well as define the coalition of the willing, the acquisition strategy and implementation plan.
From 2015-2023, SWX has conducted 385 projects through Collaborative Project Orders to further advance technologies to the Warfighter. Collaborative Project Orders are defined as stand-alone orders issued by the USSOCOM Agreements Officer to fund specific projects under the PIA. The CPO award includes a Statement of Objectives or Statement of Work (SOW), a Period of Performance schedule, and a contract value.
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