Synthetic Internet and Training Symposium (SITS)

Due Date: Request to Attend and/or Submit NLT 29 April 2022 11:59 PM ET Government Organization: SOFWERX and USSOCOM Description: Synthetic Internet and Training Symposium (SITS) 01-03 June 2022 | RSVP NLT 29 April 2022 11:59 PM ET

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DoD Communities Of Interest: Big Data

Subject: Synthetic Internet and Training Symposium (SITS)

Due Date: Request to Attend and/or Submit NLT 29 April 2022 11:59 PM ET

Government Organization: SOFWERX and USSOCOM

Description:

Synthetic Internet and Training Symposium (SITS)

01-03 June 2022

RSVP NLT 29 April 2022 11:59 PM ET

Purpose

SOFWERX, in collaboration with 4th Psychological Operations Group (POG), 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), and United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) will host a Symposium to gather Warfighters, Industry, Academia, and National labs to learn more about currently available synthetic internet environments and technologies, how those current environments are useful now, what DoD’s long-term vision for synthetic internet might look like, and what gaps exist between the current-state and their long-term vision. The 3-day event will consist of a Demonstration Day, a Collaboration Event, and a Government Only Session.

Background/Synopsis

Various synthetic internet capabilities exist in nascent form (e.g., replicating the internet within the safe isolation of training exercises). These capabilities range in utility based on: compatibility with third-party internet tools, interoperability for training between different units and Commands, levels of automation for generating realistic synthetic internet environments in time and scale, and complexity of machine behavioral responses.

Objective

  1. Educate leaders and innovators on the current state of synthetic internet capabilities.
  2. Define our future state/long-term vision by:
  • Uncovering collective concerns and future needs.

    • Ideating on the potential for future training capabilities, from the individual Information Advantage (IA) Soldier level to a Theater Army Commander.
  1. Encapsulate critical requirements for the next generation synthetic environment stemming from identified gaps for each of the IA Stakeholders Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) integration.

Why You Should Participate

It’s an opportunity for industry, laboratory and academic partners to better understand the operational needs of the Psychological Operations user community and to share their technology concepts for a future synthetic internet environment/tools that may feed into a future requirement.

01 June 2022 Industry Demonstration Day/Expo (Submit NLT 29 April)

SOFWERX and 4th POG will host an Industry Demonstration Day to explore various synthetic internet capabilities with the intent to potentially inform DoD’s long-term vision for synthetic internet.

Interested respondents who could potentially provide solutions that are of interest to USSOCOM are encouraged to submit their solutions for review. To submit your technology for potential Demonstration Day attendance, please follow the submission instructions near the bottom of this webpage. Favorably evaluated submissions will receive an invitation to attend the Demonstration Day o/a 12 April.

During the event, invited participants will be given a table in an expo hall with the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with Government Stakeholders to demonstrate and/or discuss their solutions. 

Website: https://events.sofwerx.org/sits/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=208754966&utm_content=208754964&utm_source=hs_email

Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)

 

Dennis Lewis
lewisd@ncmbc.us
703-217-3127

Bob Burton
burtonr@ncmbc.us
910-824-9609

North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office | PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 28303