Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

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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Terry Halvorsen: DoD-Industry Partnership Key to ‘Agile’ Cybersecurity

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said DoD needs to build a robust partnership with companies in order to maintain an agile cybersecurity infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Halvorsen is working to push for discussions between the government and industry through his trips to various technology communities, …

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DoD Opens DIUx 2.0 Facility to Increase Collaboration With Tech Industry

The Defense Department has unveiled its new Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental office in Boston as part of efforts to increase DoD’s connections with the innovation community and accelerate integration of new technology into military operations. DoD said Tuesday it established the DUIx 2.0 facility to complement the first outpost the department opened in Silicon Valley last year. “Over …

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Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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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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Douglas Maughan: DHS Seeks to Educate Tech Firms on Federal Demand

The Department of Homeland Security has asked Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to participate in a DHS program that aims to employ products and services from the technology hub, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Salvador Rodriguez writes DHS held an event on Friday where officials from the department and the Customs and Border Protection agency discussed their technology requirements …

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