Washington, D.C. – The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) is seeking more information on an innovative Special Operations Command program that seeks to engage the private sector.

Dubbed “SOFWERX,” the initiative creates a forum for accelerating the acquisition of innovative capabilities to SOCOM.

Within the House version of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the Armed Services Committee asks for a briefing on the initiative from SOCOM.

Specifically, it seeks information both on any new projects undertaken by SOFWERX as well as how SOCOM is sharing technological advances and lessons learned with the rest of the Department of Defense. The report urged the command to limit the growth of the program to ensure the affordability of the Future Years Defense Program.