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Defense Innovation Unit: 2019

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Technical Report,01 Oct 2018,30 Sep 2019

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Defense Innovation Unit WASHINGTON United States

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Elements of DIUs Mission Accelerate DoD adoption of commercial technology. Speed is essential U.S. service members should have access to the best technology as soon as it is safe to adopt. DIU relies on agile acquisition processes leveraging Other Transaction OT authority under 10 U.S.C. 2371b and our Commercial Solutions Opening to award prototype agreements and test, field, and scale commercial technology in less than 24 months. Transform military capacity and capabilities. DIU is focused on solving national security challenges that will help maintain U.S. military-technical advantage in a new era of strategic competition. We are selective about our projects and partners as we look for opportunities to provide technologies and methodologies with the potential to scale across services, platforms, and domains. Strengthen the national security innovation base. Our prosperity and security as a nation is greatest when partnerships between government, business, and academia are strong. DIU is establishing DoD relationships with leading commercial technology companies that have never before done business or rarely work with the Department.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Defense Systems

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