Tag Archives: Defense Innovation Unit

Jeff Kleck: DIU Helps Air Force Develop Cyber Tool Using AI, Machine Learning

Jeff Gleck

Jeff Kleck, director of the cyber portfolio at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), said DIU is working with the U.S. Air Force under an other transaction agreement (OTA) to develop software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help speed up cyber threat detection, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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JAIC, DIU Partner for AI-Based Diagnostic Pathology Initiatives

AI-Based

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) are collaborating on efforts to use AI algorithms to establish new medical diagnostic techniques and improve the management of health data. DIU and JAIC expect to continue work on the Predictive Health initiative as the Warfighter Health team prepares to transition to JAIC’s Joint Common Foundation (JCF) development platform.

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JAIC, DIU Partner With Industry to Prototype RPA-Driven Transaction Mgmt Concepts; Jeff Klugman Quoted

RPA-Driven Transactions

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to select commercial partners that can integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning into the Department of Defense’s transaction management procedures. JAIC said Thursday the two DoD entities selected contractors such as Summit2Sea and Vertosoft for the Humanless Unmatched Transactions (HUnT) effort. 

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DoD Uses Commercial Tech for Early Coronavirus Detection

Department of Defense

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit to use a commercial, wearable infection warning device for COVID-19 spread reduction, DoD News reported Tuesday. The device, named Rapid Analysis of Threat Exposure, is designed to alert about the virus' presence in the wearer before he or she exhibits symptoms.

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider: Space Force Should Work With Industry to Advance Tech Roadmap

MG Kimberly Crider

Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer for the U.S. Space Force, said the service is set to publish its 2020 science and technology roadmap and recognizes the need to work with industry to bring that plan to fruition.

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DIU’s Michael Brown on DoD’s Need for Budget, Experimentation Flexibility

Michael Brown

Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), has said the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to establish trust with Congress to streamline budgeting procedures while promoting flexibility in experimentation. Brown said that speeding up the current two-year budgeting process will help the DoD adopt innovative technologies while leveraging various contracting authorities.

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DIU Selects Ball Aerospace to Develop Prototype Antenna for Navy Ships; Dr. Jake Sauer Quoted

Dr. Jake Sauer

Ball Aerospace has been selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to develop a prototype of a multi-band, low-observable satellite communications antenna for the U.S. Navy's stealth ships, the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: JAIC Needs Own Procurement Authority to Speed Up Contracting Process

Jack Shanahan

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said he believes JAIC needs to have its own acquisition authorities within the next two years to expedite the process of awarding contracts and delivering AI tools across the military, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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