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Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

U.S. Air Force Second Lt. Christopher Ahn, Pilot Training Next student, trains on a virtual reality flight simulator at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas June 21, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

DOD pursuing next-gen virtual training for fighter pilots

The Defense Innovation Unit wants a partner to develop a platform that is "lightweight and agile" and uses synthetic, extended-reality environments to train remote or distributed pilot…
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Aerial view of Silicon Valley at dusk, with a portion of the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge visible. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

Forging the defense industrial base for the digital age

Former US Deputy CTO Nick Sinai argues the Pentagon must embrace Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture and work to ensure the latest technology reaches the battlefield.
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