Tags Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

DIU taps more companies to demo a military space internet

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SpiderOak Mission Systems, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's Project Kuiper, and Microsoft Azure Space were selected to help expand the nascent Hybrid Space Architecture (HSA) program.

Proofpoint's Hanna Wong on how DOD can pivot and modernize with DIU

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Proofpoint on how the Defense Innovation Unit is helping DOD become more nimble, in particular with its procurement process.

Hicks to be personally involved in hiring of next DIU chief

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The ongoing recruitment process may take several more months, according to the unit's acting director.

New DIU-AUVSI partnership aims to improve cybersecurity of drones

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The agreement aims to ramp up the certification of unmanned aerial systems in line with federal standards.

Mike Madsen to take helm as acting director of Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit

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Mike Madsen — an Air Force veteran, decorated combat pilot and former legislative liaison — will serve as the Defense Innovation Unit’s acting director once Mike Brown officially exits on Sept. 2, FedScoop has learned. That role will mark a temporary promotion for Madsen, who currently serves as DIU’s deputy director and director of strategic engagement.  Formed by the Pentagon in 2015, the unit is designed to strategically accelerate the…

Pentagon's departing DIU director reflects on his legacy — and what's next

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Among multiple items he’s prioritizing as his tenure leading the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit comes to a close, Mike Brown says he’s being deliberate about advising others. “Whatever I can do in my last weeks to help the service members — making sure their performance reviews are done, whatever we can do for promotion boards, any assistance I can provide people given my commercial experience my whole career in Silicon…

Exiting DIU director urges Pentagon to refresh how it adopts commercial tech for future wars

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In the months leading up to his exit as director of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Mike Brown and his team are helping get commercial technology into the hands of Ukrainians on the frontlines, who are skillfully deploying drones, artificial intelligence and other off-the-shelf solutions from American companies to combat Russian invaders. This conflict is spotlighting in real-time how rapidly deployable commercial capabilities will be essential to winning wars…

DIU taps AI to match 'undiscoverable' military talent with relevant gig work

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The Defense Innovation Unit is rolling out an artificial intelligence-enabled, on-demand talent matching platform to help interested military personnel more easily find and land short-term work options supporting the Pentagon.  The new application — GigEagle — will be powered and scaled by Eightfold AI in partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp. through a recently awarded other transaction prototype contract with DIU, the companies announced Tuesday. “GigEagle is probably, in all seriousness,…

Army opening access to temporary jobs postings for reservists

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The Army, propelled by a new requirement from Congress, is putting its temporary jobs board on an open network that members of the National Guard and Army Reserve will be able to access from their personal devices. The job board for temporary voluntary assignments, called “Tour of Duty,” can currently only be accessed on government devices on the Army’s network, a barrier for most reservists and guardsmen who do not…