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Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes Austin, Texas, could be a possible location for the third DIUx office after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited an innovation hub there in …

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Gen. Paul Selva: Innovation Ideas Exist Across DoD, Military

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the ideas of reform and innovation has spread in the military, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Selva discussed the Defense Department‘s “state of innovation” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday to collect ideas and knowledge from younger …

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Ashton Carter: DoD Should Accelerate Tech Dev’t Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, to receive a classified briefing on the facility’s unmanned undersea vehicle technology, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Jennifer McDermott writes Carter has said the Defense Department should emulate the NUWC facility’s efforts to accelerate the development …

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DoD’s Marcel Lettre Calls for Integration Among Intell Agencies, Innovation With Industry

Defense intelligence undersecretary Marcel Lettre has called for intelligence agencies to increase their collaborations with goals that include increased agility and integration, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Lettre told agency and industry professionals at a Intelligence and National Security Alliance banquet that he also urges the next administration to standardize the Intelligence Community …

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Maj. Gen. John Wharton: Army Hosts Summit to Promote Innovation

The U.S. Army hosted a second summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground last month in an effort to promote innovation. Representatives from the Army Training and Doctrine Command and Army Materiel Command and technology, military and civilian leaders, scientists and engineers gathered at the two-day summit held April 5 to 6, the Army said …

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DoD Picks MIT-Led Consortium to Establish National Fabrics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will lead an industry consortium tasked to build a manufacturing innovation institute for functional fabrics under a partnership agreement with the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday the 89-member Advanced Functional Fabrics of America alliance will receive as much as $317 million in federal and private-sector …

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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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