If you are curious about what SOFWERX does and how it is affecting SOCOM and the rest of government, I have the perfect article for you to read! I was so thrilled to stumble upon this. I was looking at te great Ben McMarin's LinkedIn for a great recent post of his and I saw he had posted this piece by jj snow. Snow is a story by himself and I am hoping to lure him onto the Hub soon. But his LinkedIn article, "Holistic Innovation: Using Networks to Engineer Success" is an absolute must-read for all innovators. If you know other great explainers about the WERX world, please create new posts here about them so we all can read and comment on and share them. Meanwhile, what do you think about this one?
"By Jen Judson TAMPA BAY, Fla. — For years, U.S. Special Operations Command has been working on a suit for special operators that would essentially provide power and resiliency beyond normal human capability and it appears the project is one year away from a major milestone. “We knew going into this that it was going to be a real challenge,” Jim Smith, USSOCOM’s acquisition chief told an audience at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) May 22. “You put a world-class athlete into a powered exoskeleton, that is going to be a difficult challenge and we are realizing a lot of those challenges.” But USSOCOM is making progress and Smith added, “right around this time next year, we will put an operator into a powered exoskeleton and lead the Department of Defense on learning what that really means for operations and what is in the art of the possible.” https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/05/24/iron-man-ussocom-1-year-from-putting-operator-into-powered-exoskeleton/