Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Frank Kendall
Frank Kendall

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday.

Aaron Mehta writes Austin, Texas, could be a possible location for the third DIUx office after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited an innovation hub there in the spring.

“We’re iterating as we go but we’re having some very good, initial success,” Kendall said at the Common Defense conference.

The report said DoD could set up a potential fourth location near Washington by the end of 2016 if the department’s plan moves forward.

DoD opened a Boston-based DIUx office in July to support efforts to increase connections with the innovation community and boost integration of new technologies into military operations.

The department established the initial outpost in Silicon Valley in 2015.

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