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DoD Seeks Multiple Silicon Valley Firms to Help Store, Manage Vast Data

The Department of Defense intends to work with a group of contractors from Silicon Valley to share and handle the large volume of data the agency collects from its missions, C4ISRNet reported Sunday. Officials from the Defense Innovation Unit said sharing data across multiple contractors would help DoD avoid relying on a single system to store information, which may lead to issues on data usage rights. 

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Ellen Lord: DoD Should Consider Launch Service Capability for Small, Large Satellites

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said she thinks DoD should collaborate with launch service providers to ensure the availability of services to bring small and large satellites to space on short notice, SpaceNews reported Monday. “I think we need to look at launch service capability for small sats as well as large,” she said Monday at the Pentagon.
 

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Michael Brown Appointed Defense Innovation Unit Lead; Mike Griffin Quoted

Michael Brown, former Symantec CEO, has been named managing director of the Defense Innovation Unit. “Mike’s extensive Silicon Valley career speaks for itself, as he has experience in both hardware from his time at Quantum, as well as software at Symantec,” Mike Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said in a statement published Monday.

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Pentagon Renames Defense Innovation Org

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced the removal of the word “experimental” from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental in a move to emphasize the organization’s permanence within the Defense Department. Shanahan wrote in a memo dated Aug. 3 the unit has completed experiments for DoD and helped the department establish …

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George Duchak: Defense Innovation Unit Reaches Full Startup Mode

George Duchak, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, has said the Defense Department’s two-month old Silicon Valley outreach office has reached a full startup mode, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Duchak told an AUVSI conference the unit doubled in size in September after it hired the first civilian expert, Sydney Freedberg …

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