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SOFIC 2017: SOF Expands Science and Technology Directorate

15th May 2017 - 21:35 by Scott Gourley in Tampa, Florida

SOFIC 2017: SOF Expands Science and Technology Directorate

Reflective of a desire to ‘move at the speed of SOF,’ the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L) community has expanded its Science and Technology Directorate.

The changes were outlined on Monday afternoon by Karl Rozelsky, Deputy Program Executive Officer for SOF Warrior. Speaking prior to the official opening of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Rozelsky offered both first time and returning attendees a briefing designed to provide a foundation for the upcoming week. 

The Monday afternoon overview briefing was first presented at SOFIC 2016 and considered such a success that it was brought back this year.

‘We just moved our S&T Directorate up to an SES [Senior Executive Service] level position,’ he explained. ‘And Ms. Lisa Sanders is back’ [as director].

‘S&T is trying to leap ahead as part of the innovative thinking that we are doing,’ he added. ‘And you will see lots of the S&T work that is being done in some of the other sessions throughout SOFIC, with things like SOFWERX and TALOS. The directorate represents the leading edge, spending those early S&T dollars. They will link up with the other Program Offices so that we can move forward with design, development and procurement.’ 

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