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Army, DIU Tap Industry for UAS Reconnaissance Capabilities

The U.S. Army awarded six firms transaction agreements to conduct rapid prototyping of drone capabilities that implement advanced situational awareness and “eye in the sky” technologies, DVIDShub reported Monday. The Army partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit for the Short Range Reconnaissance program to develop portable drones with vertical take-off and landing features suitable for providing situational awareness support to soldiers on the ground.

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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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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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