The Pentagon Has Tried to Get Silicon Valley on Its Side for Years -- Now It’s Part of the Air War Against ISIS
The Washington Post
July 19, 2017
The Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office is developing several new computer programs for the U.S. military’s air operations center running the bombing campaign against ISIS, one of its largest efforts since launching two years ago.
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Tiny Satellites From Silicon Valley May Help Track North Korea Missiles
The New York Times
July 06, 2017
The new satellite initiative builds on technology created more for Wall Street than the Pentagon. From an office in an old Defense Department building within view of the Google campus in California, DIUx is already investing in companies that exploit tiny civilian radar satellites, able to pierce darkness or storms, in hopes that the Pentagon can use them by the end of the year, or early in 2018.
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How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon's Weapons Program
Fast Company
April 03, 2017
Shield AI, which wants to reduce American and civilian casualties in ground combat to zero, just raised $10.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz.
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Harnessing Today’s Innovation Culture for Uncle Sam
SXSW
March 10, 2017
DIUx is working to make doing business with DoD fast, flexible, and collaborative. This panel will host those who have served on the front-lines as well as tech industry insiders to discuss the DIUx model and how startups can meaningfully contribute to our national defense.
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Raj Shah Speaks about DIUx with CNAS
Center for New American Security (CNAS) National Security Startups Series
February 11, 2017
Raj Shah, managing partner at DIUx, speaks with Ben Fitzgerald of CNAS to explain why DoD is focused on partnering with startups, challenges for collaboration, and how DIUx will achieve its mission.
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