SOCOM

May 3, 2018
 

Harris Corp. of Rochester, New York, was awarded a $21,000,000 maximum, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award contract for the sustainment of handheld (AN/PRC-152(v)5/6 and AN/PRC-152A(v)1/2) and manpack (AN/PRC-117G(v)3) radios and associated spare parts, accessories, repairs, training, spares management and engineering services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The work will be performed at Harris Corp. and SOCOM mission units with an expected completion date of May 2023. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,700 are being obligated at time of award. The contract was awarded as a sole source contract.

April 26, 2018
 

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC, Lutz, Florida, is being awarded a $200,000,000, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support U.S. Special Operations Command in executing joint collective training and exercises. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $25,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition awarded through a section 8(a) set aside with 10 proposals received. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting agency (H92400-18-D-0001). 

December 14, 2017
By Kimberly Underwood
From left, the Army’s Maj. Gen. Patricia Frost, Maj. Gen. John Morrison, and Maj. Gen. David Lacquement (Ret.) discuss at a recent AUSA event how the Army is integrating electronic warfare capabilities into a multifunction approach with cyber and intelligence operations.

The Army is looking to combine electronic warfare capabilities with intelligence and cyber capabilities, military leaders reported December 13 at AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare discussion, The Future Force Build and Integration of Electronic Warfare and Information Operations Fields into Cyber. AUSA hosted the event at its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, as part of its Hot Topic event series.

December 11, 2017
By Kimberly Underwood
A multipurpose canine handler with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, applies medical dressings to a realistic canine mannequin during medical training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Photo by Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley, USMC

U.S. Marine Corps soldiers in the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) are adding a new tool to the doghouse: a “robot dog” for hands-on canine medical training. The realistic dog mannequin simulator, used recently for the first time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, will help the soldiers improve their canine medical skills, according to a report by Cpl. Bryann Whitley, USMC. 

May 13, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is taking an unconventional approach to equipping its forces for an information environment that does not follow conventional guidelines. The command must provide networking for a theater force that can range from one person up through thousands of people, and it faces diverse mission needs that can require large communications pipes.

April 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Clark, USAF, has been assigned deputy commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

August 24, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

LandWarNet 2011 took on a naval twist this morning as Adm. William McRaven, USN, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), took the stage to discuss his view of communications. The leader quickly pointed out the relevance of SOCOM at a largely U.S Army conference, explaining that members of his command are inherently joint and interagency. He then cleared up any confusion that special operations are always kinetic by emphasizing that engagement activities are a critical part of missions. Adm. McRaven also said that SOF warriors represent a major value to the country. "I like to think we're the most cost effective capability the U.S. government has out there," he stated.

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

L3 STRATIS, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $85 million contract for Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contracts distributed computing management services (DCMS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The contractor will assist the government in performing the daily operations necessary to facilitate U.S. SOCOM's ongoing ability to effectively and efficiently optimize delivery and performance of DCMS to sustain and maintain U.S. SOCOM's global enterprise information technology distributed computing environment. U.S. SOCOM is the contracting activity.

April 1, 2013
By Max Cacas
MARSOC Marines, above, prepare to board CH-47 Chinook helicopters as part of a two-day presence patrol with Afghan Commandos in Farah province.

After a special operations deployment, handling state-of-the-art communications technology tops the list.

Back from a nearly year-long deployment to Afghanistan, the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion already is working to apply lessons learned to training for the next deployment. As the battalion prepares for its next mission, it is reflecting on what its Marines learned about how they train, how their equipment worked and how they will prepare themselves for the future.

July 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Army special forces team leader with Special Operations Task Force-South radios other team members during a counterinsurgency operation in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is teaming with industry to develop new communications technologies for the wide variety of missions facing special forces.

July 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command combat controllers practice firing movements on the range at a forward-deployed location supporting operation Enduring Freedom. These warfighters are trained to conduct and support special operations under clandestine, covert or low-visibility conditions.