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Special Operations Command to Open ‘DroneWerx’ to Reach Robotics, Drone Companies

Lance Cpl. Cesar Salinas, an infantry Marine with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assists his squad by providing reconnaissance with an Instant Eye at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 13, 2016. The system is meant to increase initial visibility of the enemy before the Marines need to engage them and was built by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to assist Marines. The lab is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.

U.S. Special Operations Command’s top weapons buyer said this week the Defense Department wants to create a drone robotics innovation lab similar to the one started by SOCOM called SOFWERX.

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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Summit Round Up

Defense and federal leaders made their case for the artificial intelligence community in the D.C. region to help transform government at the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Summit on May 11 at WeWork in Tysons, Va. Officials from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. General Services Agency (GSA) both spoke at the event about the …

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A U.S. Army Green Beret takes one knee during a noncombatant evacuation exercise, as part of Southern Strike 16, on Meridian Naval Air Station, Miss.

DIUx Commercial Solutions Openings

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX) launched a new tool last year to connect small businesses with opportunities to offer the military solutions to challenges. We’re going to post those challenges here to keep the TandemNSI community alerted to these opportunities because they rotate fast.

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