We Bring Innovative Technology
to The Warfighter
The U.S. Department of Defense relies on innovation to maintain our nation’s ability to deter, and if need be, prevail in conflict.
With outposts in the heart of Silicon Valley and Boston, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) serves as a bridge between those in the U.S. military executing on some of our nation’s toughest security challenges and companies operating at the cutting edge of technology.
As our name implies, DIUx is just that: an “experiment.” We continuously iterate on how best to identify, contract, and prototype novel innovations through sources traditionally not available to the Department of Defense, with the ultimate goal of accelerating this technology into the hands of the men and women in uniform.
Reserve Military Lead
U.S. CYBERCOM Lead
West Coast Military Lead
Director of Operations
Air Force Lead
May 11, 2016 - "One of my core goals as Secretary of Defense has been to build, and in some cases rebuild, the bridges between our national security endeavor in the Pentagon, and the wonderfully innovative, open technology community of companies and universities that comprise one of America’s great strengths."
May 11, 2016 - "We're taking a page straight from the Silicon Valley playbook: We're iterating rapidly to make DIUx even better. As a result of all of this great experience and a view of technologies and the world's imperative to stay agile, today we're launching DIUx 2.0."