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In FY23, the EIS Team executed over $535M, delivering more than 62,509 communications, Information Technology (IT) assets, and 1,664,817 MISO print articles to SOF worldwide. 


The Directorate fielded: 

  • 6 Installation Service Nodes 
  • 62,123 IT devices/systems 
  • 9 SOCRATES Installation Processing Nodes 
  • 1 Site Installation Gateway 
  • 10 Installation Gateways 
  • 360 Media Production Center (MPC)/MISO-Print Components 

In FY23, the SOF Ready team consolidated nine Component and TSOC data sets customizing Defense Ready into one authoritative database. This effort enabled the integration of SOF Readiness data supporting the Commander’s Enterprise Alignment Dashboard requirement. 

Supporting the J6/CIO Data Strategy Implementation Plan, the EIS team executed an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) assessment with a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline follow-on buildout project. This effort serves as the foundation for agile, self-service, on demand, and commercial cloud deployments. 

SOCRATES upgraded the SOF Geospatial Environment on SOFNET U/S and SOCRATES moving the capability from enterprise to a dedicated computing resource. This enabled the use of situational awareness tools leveraged by the Global Mission Support Center during Hurricane Idalia. SOCRATES continues work with Air Force Research Labs fielding the X-domain Agile Rules-Based Information Transfer Orchestrator as a life cycle replacement and “raise the bar” compliant Cross-Domain Solution. 

Airborne ISR-T Awarded a $20M+ SATCOM Remote Video Terminal v3.0 life cycle replacement contract. The contract ensured interoperability with the Air Force MQ-9A and Army MQ-1C system Data Link construct supporting NSA's Crypto Modernization Directive, TRANSEC compliance, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources, and Joint Urgent Operational Need. SCAMPI, in collaboration with the Unified Capabilities (UC) service owner, evaluated and procured a call blocking capability empowering the UC team the ability to create policy rules. The policy rule listed known fraudulent callers decreasing cyber threats, associated with spoofing campaigns, against MacDill AFB telephones numbers. 

The Media Production Center (MPC) completed the 4K upgrade enhancing media production capabilities to ultra-high definition, aligning the quality of video production to high end commercial broadcasting. Additionally, 

accepted the SmileML, an Edge Based Emotion Recognition application. The SmileML enables the PSYSOP soldier real time interview recordings, view live sentiment data, and log sentiment over time. It also imports data collected at the edge to a desktop application for more complex analysis. 

In response to Hurricane Ian After Action Report, the Command Control, Communication & Computer Information Automation System executed a cloud readiness assessment. They assessed over 500 virtual machines within the HQ USSOCOM data center resulting in an interactive CIO dashboard. The assessment included follow-on activities from assessing and defining critical applications as well as the preemptive migration of SharePoint and Exchange services to a Commercial Cloud environment. The migration of key collaboration and messaging services aligns the CIO’s hybrid, multi-vendor cloud vision, posturing the Command for success. Lastly, the Commercial Cloud Management Office held 30 Discovery Sessions and on-boarded 30 mission owner cloud related requirements to a commercial cloud. 

The SOF Information Environment Integration Facility (SIF) was instrumental in the integration and deployment of several “data analytical tools” supporting the CDAO’s Data Strategy Implementation Plan (DSIP). The SIF engineers integrated and transitioned an Impact Layer (IL) 2 and 5 cloud based data engineering tool in support of the DSIP. Additionally, the SIF led the charge on the integration of a SOF data catalog on IL 2 and 5, providing SOF a single, centralized data source for searching, discovery, and understanding SOF data. The SOF data catalog is crucial for leveraging data as a strategic asset and illuminating data in support of data driven decisions. As a trusted partner, the SIF was assigned one of the CIO’s number one priorities, an enterprise-wide, SOF Enterprise Mission Environment requirement (SEME). SEME will serve as an enterprise-wide tactical mission network operating on all domains supporting left of conflict operations. Lastly, the SIF supported the DOD’s Zero Trust initiatives, by leading the charge on a pilot deployment of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE). MDE serves as a DOD-wide Zero Trust end-point client capability. The SIF’s MDE pilot ensures SOF’s success in the timely deployment and transition from Trellix to MDE in FY24.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


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