SOFCON: SOF CEMA

16-20 July 2018

 

SOFWERX, in Tampa, FL, will host a dual track SOFCON Working Group with the theme of SOF Cyber Electro-Magnetic Activities (CEMA). The Project Track will provide an environment for SOF related technology exploration and innovative technology use based on direct interaction and feedback with Warfighters at the event. The Speaker Track will give Warfighters the opportunity to view presentations from expert speakers and select exhibitors.

Objective

Project Track

•  Allow SOF operators and engineers/hackers/makers to experiment with non-standard commercial technologies in order to develop use case concepts and build a common repository of instruction sets.
•  Technical training on CEMA related topics.
SANS Institute Training will take place from 0830 to 1700 on 19 July.

Speaker Track

•  Informative presentations from Subject Matter Experts (SME) on CEMA related topics.
•  Exhibitor presentations and demonstrations on CEMA related products & services.
SANS Institute Training will take place from 0830 to 1700 on 19 July.

Focus Areas

•  Cyber
•  Electronic Warfare
•  Signals
•  Drones
•  Additional Warfighter Nominated Projects

SOFCON Schedule

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16 July 2018
0800-0830: Check-In
0830-0900: Intro to SOFWERX
0900-0930: “How to Build an Instruction Set”
0930-0945: Questions & Clarification
1000-1030: Warfighter Session
1000-1130: SME Introductions & Warfighter Projects
1130-1200: Team Forming & Exhibitor Setup
1200-1300: Lunch
1400-1630: Project Work Begins & Exhibitor Showcase
1630-1700: Pulse & Resource All Call
1700-1900: No Host Social (Location TBD)

17 July 2018
0800-1145: Project Work
0830-0915: “You can Code!” Tracey Birch; SOFWERX
0915-1000: Jorge Perdomo; goTenna
1015-1100: “Covert Access of Existing Urban Surveillance Networks” Jim Hoerricks, PhD;
Amped Software
1100-1145: “Countering Drones at the Source” Ryan English; FLYMOTION
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1430: Formlabs 3D Printing
1400-1630: Project Work & Exhibitor Showcase
1630-1700: Pulse & Resource All Call
1700-1900: No Host Social (Location TBD)

18 July 2018
0800-1100: Project Work
0830-0915: “Tactical Realities of GPS Denial” Michael Calabro; Booz Allen Hamilton
0915-1000: “Open Data Platform for Investigations” Jessica Abell; Sayari Analytics
1015-1100: “Siri© for Cyber” David Salvador; SOFWERX
1030-1100: Warfighter & SME Session
1100-1145: “Navigation and Tactical Communications in Contested, GPS Denied Environments” Mark Dale; PTC
1145-1200: Informal Azimuth Check and Knowledge Sharing
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1430: Formlabs 3D Printing
1400-1630: Project Work & Exhibitor Showcase
1630-1700: Pulse & Resource All Call
1700-1900: No Host Social (Location TBD)

19 July 2018
0800-1700: SANS Institute Training (Advanced Registration Required)
0800-1200: Instruction Set Development and Project Completion
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-UTC: Individual Networking and Continued Project Testing (As Needed)
1700-1900: Networking & Social (At SOFWERX)

 20 July 2018
0800-1000: Instruction Set Development and Project Completion
1000-1100: Project Demonstration/Group Knowledge Sharing and Lessons Learned
1100-1200: Keynote Speaker/Panel
1200-1300: AAR & Closing Remarks
1300-UTC: Individual Networking and Continued Project Testing (As Needed)

*Project Track
*Speaker Track 

 

How Can You Participate?

Project Track

• Warfighters: Click Here to Submit Projects (Deadline 20 June)

Speaker Track

•Speaker Track Only: Click Here to Participate (Deadline 5 July)

 

Questions?

Please contact the SOFWERX team with questions at [email protected] 

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