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Learn about the USSOCOM SBIR Program.

USSOCOM Mission & Vision

The United States Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) mission, according to USSOCOM Strategy 2010, is to provide fully capable and enabled Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the Nation's interest in an environment characterized by irregular warfare. Additional tasks for USSOCOM under this mission, which are laid out by the Unified Command Plan – 2008, include, organizing, training and equipping SOF forces and synchronizing DoD planning for global operations against terrorist networks.

The vision for USSOCOM states that, success in the future will be defined by actions that develop, support and enable SOF capable of executing global distributed operations, within an environment characterized by irregular warfare and asymmetrical challenges. USSOF must be seamlessly integrated and enabled with capabilities from across the DoD and other USG agencies. To realize this vision, USSOCOM and USSOF must address three focus areas:

  • The Operator
  • The Capabilities, capacities and authorites
  • The Strategic credibility and influence

In the end, we can never forget that the force we field must remain the most competent, respected and effective small fighting force in the world. (USSOCOM Strategy 2010)

The USSOCOM SBIR program, as a component of the DoD SBIR Program's overall mission to leverage small business technology innovation for the Warfighter, is focused on providing funding for the development of advanced technology that provides increased capability for the SOF Warfighter.

USSOCOM needs and appreciates the efforts of all firms that propose innovative technologies to meet the unique technology requirements of the Special Operations Forces

Technology Area of Interest

  1. 1.

    SOF Warrior
  2. 2.

    Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  3. 3.

    Command, Control Communications, and Computers (C4)
  4. 4.

    Weapons and Electronic Attack (EA)
  5. 5.

    Medical
  6. 6.

    Mobility
  7. 7.

    Power and Energy
  8. 8.

    Irregular Warfare (IW)
  9. 9.

    Cyberspace Operations (Attack, Defend, Exploit)

Success Stories

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Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials
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GS Engineering Inc.

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