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Counter-Networking Support to Special Operations: The complexity of modern global conflict will require the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to engage in extensive joint, combined and interagency operations to achieve national military and strategic objectives. USSOCOM must now leverage emerging and innovative technologies, as never before, to link and share information with allies, U.S. Intelligence community members and interagency law enforcement partners as well as an array of disparate players to rapidly understand and exploit adversaries’ weaknesses on the global commons. No longer is conflict confined simply to the battlefield; it reaches instantaneously from the conflict zone to our board rooms, our communities, and even to our children’s play grounds. To meet this threat, we require a new paradigm in which U.S. and international law enforcement, intelligence organizations, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) become one unified force; networked and connected in ways unimagined in the last decade. For SOF to become more lethal to the enemy and effectively destroy their networks, we must leverage and potentially add what may have been traditionally viewed as law enforcement techniques, tactics and procedures to our collective skill sets. Achieving this demands American industry actively engage with the SOF and Special Law Enforcement communities to anticipate their needs creating a collaborative innovative eco-system where ideas are nurtured and developed to give our operators all they need to dominate this global struggle.