Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Doug Beck, Director, Defense Innovation Unit, Moffett Field, Calif, Dec. 1, 2023. Secretary Austin spend time with DIU personnel who are accelerating the adoption of leading commercial technology throughout the military and growing the national security innovation base.DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)

With new hires and a fresh vision, the Pentagon unveils DIU 3.0

Doug Beck unveiled his strategic vision for DIU 3.0 in a 9-page plan.
The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Threat Systems Management Office operate a swarm of 40 drones to test the rotational units capabilities during the battle of Razish, National Training Center on May 8th, 2019. (U.S. Army Photo by Pv2 James Newsome)

DIU to host tech summit for Replicator in early 2024

The summit will be hosted in the Washington D.C. area, where industry can learn about upcoming opportunities for Replicator and participate in workshops on how dual-use commercial…
Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), speaks at the NSCAI Global Emerging Technology Summit on July 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The summit addressed challenges and solutions with cyber and emerging technologies across government, international organizations and the private sector. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Eric Schmidt-led panel pushing for new defense experimentation unit to drive military adoption of generative AI

The proposal was included in a new memo to the president and Congress by the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP).