The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has created a new unit focused on the deployment of innovative technologies to the 17 intelligence community agencies as well as government entities. ODNI said on Wednesday that the Lateral Innovation division operates under the Transformation and Innovation Office within the agency’s Strategy and Engagement Component.
LI’s responsibilities include prototyping, user testing, ideation and stakeholder identification. The division also oversees an industry collaboration program that builds on ODNI’s Intelligence, Science, and Technology Partnership initiative and promotes technical exchanges with the private sector.
Previously, LI helped ODNI launch a prototyping effort for an updated records management approach within a week.