We're a fast-moving Department of Defense organization that contracts with commercial companies to solve national security problems.
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We award scalable contracts to companies offering solutions to national security challenges across a variety of technology areas.
DIU is the only Department of Defense organization focused exclusively on fielding and scaling commercial technology across the U.S. military to help solve critical problems.
Rapidly Fielding New Technology
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We are changing how the Department of Defense (DoD) approaches commercial technology adoption. Through our agile processes, contract authorities, and diverse team of experts, we have reduced the time it takes the DoD to identify a problem, prototype a commercial solution, and implement it into the field to two years or less.
Our DoD partners represent every Service and we engage at the highest levels to identify national security challenges that can be solved with commercial technology. Companies on contract with us are backed by top tier investors and represent $8 billion in private investments.
We Match Challenges with Solutions We give innovative businesses and startups the opportunity to solve high-impact national security problems.
We Speak Your Language Our team has deep experience across defense and tech to easily and quickly navigate to a contract award.
We Leverage Fast, Flexible Contracts We provide a quick path to revenue, potential access to large-volume contracts, and lower barriers to entry into the defense market.
We're Focused on Impact We pursue innovative solutions and work closely with DoD partners and companies to deliver results and support technology adoption in 12-24 months.
COO & Co-Founder, Shield AI
Our first contract with DIU was a million-dollar contract that took about 60 days to move through the process...that is an order of magnitude bigger than any 'B' contract in the same amount of time. A great business-to-business contract is $100,000 and takes about 60 days. DIU is working.
Companies We Work With
Do you have a solution to a national security challenge?
We currently have 1 Open Solicitations and are excited to explore your solutions.