Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced last week he will add the position of Chief Innovation Officer to the Defense Department as part of his larger initiative to get new technology companies working on defense projects. Read more
The Pentagon’s innovation cell — DIUX — released the list of companies who received contracts worth $36 million in the fourth quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, and announced its technology priorities for next year. Read more
The Pentagon’s innovation cell is ready to spend $65 million on 22 projects dwarfing the previous investments made by the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental since it was stood up by Defense Secretary Ash Carter in 2015. Read more
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a faster, more agile process to get tech companies under contract in just 60 days as part of the newest update to the Pentagon’s innovations hubs opened in Silicon Valley and now Boston. Read more
Defense Secretary Ash Carter returned to Silicon Valley last week to announce sweeping changes including the leadership to his project to inject commercial technology innovations to the military.
A prominent Washington D.C. think tank issued a report in April evaluating Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recent push to increase the number of commercial technology companies outside the defense industrial base to start working with the military. Read more
The Pentagon issued a proposal to Congress asking to stand up a pilot program to issue 2-year contracts ranging from $2 million to $5 million that would be set-aside for innovation companies that do not presently work with the Defense Department.
The Army’s newest Cyber Innovation Challenge is focused on developing micro-clouds for soldiers fighting in deployed locations and combat outposts where bandwidth is lacking and security can’t always be assured. Read more