The three day event will provide a forum for dialogue between industry and the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)communities regarding solutions to win the current fight, as well as requirements to posture to win the future fight.
The summit will bring together senior DOD decision makers, thought leaders,and policy makers together with industry and academia to outline challenges and requirements for supporting the next-generation US Navy SOF warfighter.
The NSW and Navy EOD communities are facing many of the same constraints as other DOD commands: meeting increasingly diverse mission sets with decreased budgets. NSW is postured to fight a globally-dispersed enemy, whether ashore or afloat, before they can act. Enabling NSW with cost-saving and capability enhancing technology better equips the next generation SOF warfighter to win in an increasingly complex battlespace.