Doug Beck

Steven Butow greets U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III at the DIU offices in Mountain View, California. (Photo courtesy of DIU)

DIU gets new military deputy

The Defense Innovation Unit filled another key position.
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.
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…