Defense Innovation Unit

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) was established in August 2015 to reinvigorate and lead DoD outreach to commercial innovation hubs across the country, beginning with Silicon Valley and extending to Washington, D.C., Boston, and Austin. Since DIU first opened its doors, its mission has evolved to prioritize three measurable lines of effort:


Execute more transformative projects with scalable impact across the joint force


Accelerate the adoption of commercial technology spanning AI, autonomy, cyber, human systems, and space to strengthen national security


Grow and strengthen the NSIB.


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