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Dan Doney: Eight Firms to Demonstrate Tech Through DIA’s ‘Open Innovation Gateway’

virtual trainingThe Defense Intelligence Agency has unveiled an online interface for vendors to demonstrate their technology offerings to mission users, American Forces Press Service reported Thursday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes the Open Innovation Gateway is developed to accept applications through an Internet-based account registration process for companies.

Dan Doney, DIA’s chief innovation officer, told a symposium at DIA headquarters that eight companies have been selected to test their technologies through the Open Innovation Gateway.

“The Open Innovation Gateway is a big part of our strategy to make sure that we take full advantage of the best capabilities that exist and, most importantly, that we have a model for reaching disruptive technologies,” Doney said.

The portal is intended for vendors to showcase their technologies to relevant clients before mission users invest in those offerings, according to the report.

“They can be the tester of your capabilities in a discovery mode, so even if we didn’t know to ask for your capability you have an opportunity to showcase it, because what we want to do is tie together the mission user and the technologist,” Doney told the symposium.

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