32nd Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

The complexity of the competitive environment has evolved. Kinetic operations will likely become episodic, with the primary focus on gaining influence, asserting leverage, and maintaining a competitive advantage to increase stability while achieving U.S. strategic security objectives. The United States and our allies will face significant challenges from state and non-state actors as we vie for influence. The digitization of adversarial influence is an emerging problem where increases in velocity and volume provide adversarial opportunities in the information environment.


As Special Operations Forces (SOF) are now tasked with achieving excellence in a wider—and perhaps more demanding—mission set, SOF’s value remains in their Access, Placement, and Influence. SOF is uniquely positioned to support and drive the “win” in any future conflict. SOF will be asked to reorient toward re-emerging threats, compete in a new era of cognitive conflict, modernize a digital age force, and grow a healthy and resilient force to meet the challenges posed by violent extremism and revisionist, revanchist, rogue, and malign actors.


The 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium will explore a wide variety of topics:

  • Culture, Talent, and Organizational Agility
  • Modernizing a Digital Age Force for Strategic Competition
  • USSOCOM Acquisition Strategy for Strategic Competition
  • A New Era of Cognitive Conflict – Central and Strategic Role of IO in the Strategic Competition Arena
  • Leveraging AI/ML and Cyber – Operational Data Science
  • Health of the Force – TBI Prevention and Brain Health Advancements
  • ASD SOLIC’s Policy Oversight
  • And more!

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Wed-Thu, Nov 3-4, 2021


U.S. Active Duty:  $0.00

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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