May 11, 2016

SecDef Carter Unveils DIUX 2.0; Cans Current Leadership

By Ben FitzGerald, and Loren DeJonge Schulman

Journalist(s) Colin Clark, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

SILICON VALLEY: Defense Secretary Ash Carter changed the leadership today of his flagship office trying to improve relations with entrepreneurs and major companies here. At the same time, Carter reorganized the Defense Innovation Unit (Experimental) — DIU(X) — to link it directly to his office, largely bypassing the traditional Pentagon acquisition system.

In a prepared statement ahead of his speech, Carter said the new leadership would “move at the speed of business – we know how fast companies run here, and in other tech hubs around the country, and we expect DIUx 2.0 to run alongside them.”

 

To read the full article, visit the Breaking Defense website.  

 

  • Ben FitzGerald

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Ben FitzGerald was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. In this capacity, Mr. FitzGerald led CNAS efforts to explore...

  • 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...