SOF Space, Cyber Space and Electromagnetic Spectrum Rapid Capabilities Assessment (RCA) Event

27 April – 01 May 2020

Request to Attend Closed on 26 March 11:59 PM EST

SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM’s Directorate of Science and Technology, will host a SOF Space, Cyber Space and Electromagnetic Spectrum Rapid Capabilities Assessment (RCA) Event to develop and produce a “Technology Road Map” to provide a system/subsystem level breakdown of technology partners, their technology maturity, risk and provide insight for deciding next steps, such as technology investment opportunities. The RCA outputs are a technical deep-dive on vetted concepts and outputs from the 10-12 March 2020 Innovation Foundry 5 Event.

The purpose of this event is to further explore topics vetted during IF5, and especially topics validated and approved by the J59 Sponsor, as they relate to Space, Cyber Space, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) on the mission set. Other topics of interest to the S&T Futures team may also be addressed.

Focus Areas

  • Space
  • Cyber Space
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum

Other focus areas will be specified based on input from the 10-12 March Innovation Foundry Event 5. We will post those focus areas as they are decided upon.

Personnel Requirements
USSOCOM will select up to twenty (20) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), across the focus areas listed above, to participate in this event. Selected participants will be notified o/a 03 April.

Stipends & Reimbursements
Selected participants will be afforded $5,000 to offset travel costs and provide for a modest stipend for their participation from 27 April-01 May.

Tentative Agenda
27 April
0800–0830: Attendee Check-In (Doors Open at 0800)
0830–0845: Opening Remarks and Introductions
0900–0930: SOCOM S&T Presentation
0930–1015: State-of-the-Current Brief
1015–1030: Break
1030–1130: Problem Framing (Operational Complexity)
1130–1215: Current Limitations Exercise (2, 20-minute rounds)
1215–1245: Ways to Overcome Current Limitations Exercise
1245–1400: Lunch (On Your Own)
1400–1600: Conceptual System Plan
1600–1700: The 3 W’s Exercise
1700–1730: Hotwash with Team Leads and Facilitators
1800: No-Host Social Offsite

28 April-30 April
0800-0815: Check-In (Doors Open at 0800)
0815-1215: Team Breakouts
1215-1315: Lunch (On Your Own)
1315-1700: Team Breakouts
1700–1730: Hotwash with Team Leads and Facilitators

01 May
0800–0830: Attendee Check-In (Doors Open at 0800)
0830–1030: Team Breakouts
1030–1230: Presentation Walk-Around
1230–1330: Lunch (On Your Own)
1430–1600: Team Presentations
1600: Closing Remarks

Note: Agenda is subject to change

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Tampa, FL 33605 Suite 102

For event related questions, please contact Tania Steele,
For technical questions, please contact Carl Havens,