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Thursday - Main Agenda



General Session: Harnessing the Power of Tech Innovation for USSOCOM

11 May 2023
Marriott Water Street - Floor 2 - Grand Ballroom
General Sessions

SOF Week’s final Day is focused on “Transform”. It is no surprise that USSOCOM is accelerating its wide-ranging modernization efforts and working with the larger Department of Defense research and acquisition community to ensure its force has the absolute best technology at its disposal. But there is always room for improvement, especially in the SOF community. Listen to these leaders from DoD and industry as to how USSOCOM can continue its efforts to arm its personnel with the latest and greatest.

Mr. Jim Smith, Acquisition Executive - U.S. Special Operations Command
Dr. William A. LaPlante , Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment - U.S. Department of Defense
Ms. Amy Gilliland, President - General Dynamics Information Technology
Dr. Andrew Moore, Former Dean of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University
Major General Kevin C. Leahy, Commander - U.S. Special Operations Command Central

  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.