news | 31 March 2020

COVID-19 Readiness: DIU Continuity of Operations

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt our lives here in the United States and around the world, the Defense Innovation Unit would like to offer reassurance to our many partners as we all adjust to new circumstances.

DIU continues to operate “business as usual” with some minor exceptions. We are maintaining safety precautions by maximizing the use of teleconferencing, voice, and email communications to support ongoing projects and new business opportunities. Additionally, we are minimizing office visits and non-essential travel until further notice to help contribute to the containment of COVID-19. DIU continues to actively open new solicitations and execute new agreements in support of our mission to accelerate commercial technology for national security. At this time, our ability to process milestone payments or other required contracting actions is unaffected. 

Please visit our website to view and respond to open solicitations.

If you are a current DIU partner and circumstances arise that impact your business or mission, please contact your DIU Project Manager, Commercial Engagement, and/or Defense Engagement representative so that we may coordinate a response with the appropriate parties. If you are unsure of whom to contact directly, please reach out to us via our website and we will vector your inquiry to the appropriate point of contact.

As this situation continues to evolve, we will follow guidelines from the Department of Defense and closely monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials around the country. DIU is fortunate to have many partners that contribute to our national security and defense and we are committed to our Nation's success.

*UPDATE as of 6 Apr 2020: Per DoD public guidance released 5 April 2020, all individuals visiting DIU offices should wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers, to the extent practical. The latest DoD policies can be found on the main DoD website.