The Department of Defense (DoD) announced on April 4 that Doug Beck, a vice president at Apple, will serve as the new director of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) awarded four contracts on Nov. 2 to help build the “internet of space” and connect ground communications systems with diverse satellite networks.
The Defense Department’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has appointed Mike Madsen to serve as acting director starting Sept. 2, when current DIU Director Mike Brown departs, a DIU spokesperson told MeriTalk. Madsen will remain as acting director until a permanent director is selected.
When the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) wanted to use artificial intelligence to help military doctors detect cancer, the agency turned to a frequent collaborator: Google Cloud.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) will undergo a change in leadership later this year, as DIU Director Michael Brown plans to retire when his current term ends September 2, a DoD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeking technical, analytical, and training solutions to address key digital fingerprint security gaps which can allow adversaries to gain access to sensitive DoD information.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is looking for commercial solutions to counter Global Positioning System (GPS) spoofing of DoD’s global navigation satellite system (GNSS) by nation-state adversaries, according to a request for solutions DIU posted.
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) said July 1 that cloud security provider Zscaler, Google Cloud, and McAfee Public Sector have successfully completed Secure Cloud Management (SCM) prototypes as part of a year-long process under which DIU has been evaluating service offerings that “deliver fast, secure, and controlled access by DIU users to software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps directly over the internet.”
President Biden will nominate Michael Brown, director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), to become the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Spending, the White House announced April 2.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeing good results on a program that uses AI combined with commercial off-the-shelf wearable-devices to identify if the wearer has contracted COVID-19 up to two days before symptoms show.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) component have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on cybersecurity measures, according to a Dec. 17 announcement.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), working in collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit, is seeing promising early results for pre-symptomatic detection of COVID-19 among personnel.
At the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), leaders rely on crafting problem statements, quick prototyping, and commercial competition to fuel mission critical innovation, Director of Strategic Engagement Mike Madsen explained at the July 15 FCW DoD Cloud Workshop.
Google Cloud said May 20 it clinched a deal with the Defense Department’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to build a secure cloud management solution to address cyber threats globally.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeking machine learning (ML) solutions to help boost its existing robotic process automation (RPA) tools.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit is currently seeking solution briefs on methods to increase operational efficiency by utilizing cloud-based systems delivered through Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) through an alternate cloud security gateway.
The Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is looking for assistance in developing “AI-based knowledge graphing” that collects strategic activity abroad from open source web-based content for analysis and reporting.
The Defense Department (DoD) needs to operate at a fast pace to maintain global advantage, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are paving the way forward to more rapid response to national security threats and dangers, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Deputy Director Mike Madsen said today.
The Defense Department (DoD) is seeking a small business vendor to provide security services and penetration testing for its Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) outreach office, with the aim of helping the office boost its cyber defenses.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting submissions for construction manufacturing that can be done autonomously. The proposed technology should be able to construct barracks, houses, and other buildings, along with mobility and counter-mobility tools like bridges, culverts, and anti-vehicle obstacles.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has put a lot of emphasis on speeding up the acquisition and development of new technologies out of a need to keep pace with new advances and potential adversaries. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)–evaluating the Army Futures Command modernization effort–throws in a word of caution, saying there is such a thing as going too fast.
Pentagon officials have been pretty clear about their belief that artificial intelligence is changing the game for military operations, saying that AI will penetrate “every corner” of the Department of Defense, in the words of Brendan McCord, head of machine learning at the Defense Innovation Unit. DoD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy lists AI among his four most important strategic areas. Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly pushed for a “whole of country” approach earlier this year as the White House was announcing its Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence.
The Defense Department (DoD) has renewed its focus on equipping the warfighter with the best technology. Alongside new changes, they’re proceeding at machine speed to streamline that process. IT innovation through audacious experimentation has been a DoD hallmark throughout the years, and has led to storied research and development (R&D) accomplishments. But on that path, some Pentagon projects have gone amiss.
Mike Madsen, partner at the Defense Innovation Unit, said today that DIU is preparing to wrap up its search for a new managing director who will help guide activities at DIU, the newly-elevated commercial sector outreach wing of the Department of Defense.