| Creating Opportunities |
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.
The SOF Ecosystem: Explore and evaluate previously inaccessible technological approaches to extend the competitive advantage for SOF
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Where do event submissions originate?
Annual Ecosystem Numbers Comprised of Email Constituents and Social Media Followers
SOFWERX Events: Deliberate collisions between USSOCOM and external innovation partners
Outcomes: Increasing the velocity and volume of technologies to ensure SOF supremacy
- Components (402)
- TSOC & SOF Units (80)
- HQ / J-Staff (39)
- Projects (232)
- Collaboration Events (73)
- Assessment Events (35)
- Tech Talks (28)
- Prize Challenges (25)
- Rapid Prototyping Events (7)
- Hackathons (7)
- Evaluations (2)
Think of these as target rings:
Outer ring, Knowledge Transfer: Any new, novel or provocative idea, technique or technology we are able to share with USSCOM.
Next ring in, Validations: Borne of our ideation sessions, we validate ideas and concepts as well as define the coalition of the willing, the acquisition strategy and implementation plan.
Next ring in, 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.
Bullseye, 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).
From 2015-2021, SWX has contracted $29,577,928.69 through 595 Purchase Orders and Business to Business Agreements.