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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  • Ben FitzGerald

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Ben FitzGerald is a partner at Lupa, a private investment firm, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At Lupa he leads the firm’s inve...