Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks is walks with Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Doug Beck during a visit to the Defense Innovation Unit, Mountain View, California, Dec. 12, 2023. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Kubitza)

Pentagon secures $500M for first tranche of Replicator systems

A stated goal of Replicator is to accelerate programs and field thousands of “attritable autonomous” systems across multiple domains by August 2025, to help the U.S. armed…
Retired Vice Adm. Ann Rondeau, president of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and Doug Beck, director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two institutions during the Sea-Air-Space conference in National Harbor, Maryland, April 9, 2024. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ed Early)

DIU, Naval Postgraduate School partner up to prototype tech, exchange talent

The leaders of the organizations briefed DefenseScoop on a new MOU and what it means for each of their hubs.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (L), US President Joe Biden (C) and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (R) hold a press conference after a trilateral meeting during the AUKUS summit on March 13, 2023 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Trilateral AUKUS alliance kicks off prize competition focused on electromagnetic spectrum capabilities

AUKUS is starting its prize challenge to identify electromagnetic spectrum technologies for offensive and defensive purposes, with winners slated to be chosen in July.