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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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