May 16, 2016
Carter Gambles with DIUx Direct Report
Journalist Aaron Mehta
WASHINGTON — In a tacit admission that the current setup was not successful, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter last week shook up his Silicon Valley outpost, replacing the leadership and announcing the group will report directly to him.
It’s a bold move, analysts say, and shows that Carter is willing to act quickly to address issues with the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), a pet project that Carter has promoted heavily since its creation in April 2015.
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