09 Aug '18, 2pm

Experiment Over: Pentagon’s tech hub gets a vote of confidence https://t.co/12hnGvNjZt

WASHINGTON — In the early days of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental (DIUx) was launched, then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter stressed that the “experimental” part of the unit was vital, a sign that the Silicon Valley outreach hub could remain flexible. “DIUx is, after all, an experiment, as well as a pathfinder,” Carter said in 2016, following a relaunch of the group after a frustrating first year. “We created it so we could try new approaches, learn what works and what doesn’t, and iterate until we get it right. And we’ll keep iterating together and learning from each other as we go forward.” Now, three years after its founding, it appears the experiment is over. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Thursday announced that the office will now be known only as the Defense Innovation Unit, formally dropping the “experimental” part of the title....

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2018/08/09/experimen...

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