May 11, 2016

Pentagon Reboots Silicon Valley Startup as Analysts Cite Flaws

Featuring Ben FitzGerald, and Loren DeJonge Schulman

Journalist Anthony Capaccio

Like many a Silicon Valley start-up, the Pentagon’s initiative to cultivate better contacts with technology executives and innovators is being rebooted as analysts lay out its early shortcomings.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has replaced the initial director of the Defense Innovation Unit (Experimental), or DIUx, and brought the year-old effort under his direct control, he announced Wednesday in a visit to the operation’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

 

To read the full article, visit the Bloomberg website.

  • 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...

  • Loren DeJonge Schulman

    Deputy Director of Studies

    Loren DeJonge Schulman is the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests include nation...