For U.S. Special Operations, detailed knowledge of its surroundings now and where its operators may be headed is an essential component of dominance.
It will take more than new technology to create a force of real-life Tony Starks. Improved acquisition is also key.
The Senate's NDAA orders SOCOM to transfer dozens of personnel to the Pentagon office in charge of overseeing it. In the 2017 NDAA, Congress reorganized the chain of command for special operations.
Stu Bradin, president and CEO of the Global SOF Foundation, shares how the nonprofit he founded four years ago helps to advocate for the global special operations forces.
When the Air Force empowered commanders and supervisors to conduct nearly all ancillary training as they see fit, the Air Force’s 1st Special Operations Wing again took on the role of early adopter.
Robert Toguchi at US Army Special Operations Command detailed the Army Special Operations Forces’ goals for 2035 and beyond.
Gen. Raymond Thomas, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is looking to the corporate world for examples on how to successfully implement machine learning and artificial intelligence into his command.
The NDIA sponsors the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference to give SOCOM face-time with members of the defense industry to discuss gaps in capabilities and how industry can best fill them.
SOCOM's current focus is on improving the readiness and training of their forces, including improving the resiliency of their families.
Failures and setbacks in the early 1980's inspired lawmakers to undertake the creation of the new Special Operations Command.
Members of the special forces and their families need a lot of resilience. Combat is hard and dangerous, and service members may be away for long periods. Special Operations Command is embarking on a new initiative to help ease the pressure on members of the elite force and their families. It's called the The Preservation of the Force and Family Task Force. Task Force Director, Capt. Tom Chaby, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.
Chuck Pfarrer\'s latest book about the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, SEAL Target Geronimo, has come under target by the White House and the military.
The use senior mentors — retired military officers or former high-level civilian officials hired as contractors — has dropped precipitously in the year and a half since the Defense Department instituted stiffer conflict-of-interest rules and a pay cap, according to an inspector general\'s report issued last week.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a single $83,587,512 firm-fixed-price contract for Special Operations Forces information technology enterprise contracts enterprise network services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command.