May 11, 2016
SecDef Carter Unveils DIUX 2.0; Cans Current Leadership
Journalists 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.”
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