Nerd Prom for Commandos

From: Washington Wire -WSJ

By Nathan Hodge

Forget the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The hot ticket this week is SOFIC, the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla.

That’s right: There’s a trade show for everything, and this one is for the often-secretive world of military special operations. And this one is just a short drive from MacDill Air Force Base, home of U.S. Special Operations Command.

… This year’s SOFIC, as in years past, is a chance for the makers of military hardware to show off some of their wares. Everyone from major contractors like BAE Systems to geospatial software designer TerraGo Technologies


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