Small businesses that are interested in USSOCOM should note that USSOCOM conducts Technical Experimentation (TE) events several times a year. These events take place throughout the United States, and include participants from Government, academia, and industry. These experimentation events provide an opportunity for technology developers to interact with Special Operations Forces (SOF) to determine how their technology may support their capability needs. Experiment evaluations consider technologies at a Technology Readiness Level 3 or higher.
Information on TE events can be found at: http://www.socom.mil/SOF-ATL/Pages/technical-experimentation.aspx
The Congressionally-mandated SBIR program is an unclassified program. However, USSOCOM pursues additional safeguards to ensure its technology development pursuits do not compromise operational security. USSOCOM SBIR firms are required to keep the technology they develop from being released in the public domain: