J5 Donovan Strategy and Innovation Group

Disruptive Speaker Series

SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM J5 Donovan Strategy and Innovation Group will host a Disruptive Speaker Series with various speakers and topics.

The Donovan Group is USSOCOM J5’s dedicated future studies initiative under the direction of the Director, Strategy Plans and Policy. It focuses on developing future-oriented ideas to inform enterprise development of strategy, capabilities, doctrine, concepts, training, and other Government agencies and private industry as appropriate. The Group’s thinking about SOF and the future should be unconstrained, but make realistic recommendations. Specifically, the Donovan Group concentrates on those areas that are innovative, challenge conventional wisdom, are currently undeserved, or offer potentially high payoff for SOF.

Upcoming Events

31 March 2021 – Dr. Lilian Alessa

Past Events

03 March 2020 – Humans over Hardware: Posturing the Future for the SOF Enterprise

25 July 2019 – The Iranian Threat Network: Implications for the U.S.-Iran Crisis

4 December 2018 – Countering Weaponized Information 

21 August 2018 – Neuroweapons


For event related questions, please contact Tania Steele, tania.steele@sofwerx.org or Kinsey Crim, kinsey.crim@sofwerx.org