He made a phone call and told the AFCENT command that they could deliver a solution in months by having the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx
) team send their coders, designers, product managers and Air Force software engineers to work side-by-side with CAOC personnel, thus enabling them to provide feedback on-the-fly.
Full-fledged partnerships with DIUx
and Silicon Valley might even lead to a full-on AI culture shift for the Air Force and a more versatile human-machine team--for better or worse.
A Department of Defense (DOD) entity that reports to the Secretary of Defense, DIUx
seeks to rapidly bring stable commercial technologies to warfighter problem areas.
The program has slowed under the Trump administration, despite support from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, because it lacks funds and bureaucratic support, warned Christopher Kirchhoff, a former DIUX
Examples are the Strategic Capabilities Office, the DIUx
, and the previously mentioned AWCFT.
In partnership with the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx
), SCPO Paddack took the initiative to experiment with an innovative commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) communications device that could be modified for military application.
(NASDAQ: KTOS) has been awarded a USD12.6 million contract with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx
), in coordination with STRATCOM and the strategic capabilities office, to explore the use of high speed drones in autonomous or semi-autonomous roles, the company said.
Afterward, the partnership concept expanded to other fields and became what is today known as DIUx
Innovative partnerships with organizations such as the BMNT consultant group in Palo Alto, California, and the Defense Innovation Unit experimental (DIUx
) in Mountain View, California, focus on a range of activities that include the development and execution of weeklong "sprint" courses in lean startup designs with a focus on DoD problems.
WASHINGTON, July 26 (KUNA) -- In part of his initiative to bond America's tech world with its military, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter formally opened the US' second Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx
) location on Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts.
In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America's eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for "a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department." (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx
) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical excellence.
In 2017, the contracting command engaged REAN through the DIUx
commercial solutions opening (CSO) process to prototype cloud migration services related to legacy software systems.