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Creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) Memorandum

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The DIUx will position the Department of Defense to be more open to the infusion of non-traditional technical ideas and talent.  The initiative is designed to create a hub for increased communication with, knowledge of, and access to innovating, high-tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs and their leading edge technologies. The mission of DIUx is to:

  • strengthen existing relationships and build new ones
  • scout for breakthrough and emerging technologies
  • serve as a local point pf presence for the Department

A Silicon-Valley based pilot office was set up in early August, 2015, and a Director and Military Deputy were announced on August 4, 2015.