Technology and National Security: A New Era of Innovation
The Aspen Institute
July 19, 2019
DIU Director, Michael Brown, participated in this year's Aspen Security Forum on a panel focused on the intersection of technology and national security. Panelists also included John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. Kara Swisher, Co-Founder of Recode, moderated the discussion.
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Startups or Targets? Silicon Valley Has Let Its Cybersecurity Guard Down, Experts Say
July 16, 2019

Silicon Valley has its guard down when it comes to the threat posed by state-sponsored hackers and snoops. That was the consensus of a group of cybersecurity experts in a roundtable discussion at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday.

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U.S. Cyber Command Technical Challenges
July 12, 2019
U.S. Cyber Command has developed a set of Technical Challenge Problems to enhance potential solution providers’ ability to fill key mission gaps. These unclassified Technical Challenge Problems are informed by operators who work the highest priority missions. These Technical Challenge Problems are significant challenges which will require developers to use existing capabilities in novel ways, add new features, innovate, or drive new research.
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Could These 5 Projects Transform Defense?
June 21, 2019
The Defense Innovation Unit — the Department of Defense’s emerging technology accelerator — is working on several projects aimed at improving national security by contracting with commercial providers.
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State of the Space Industrial Base: Threats, Challenges, and Actions
June 14, 2019
In March 2019, representatives from government, academia, and industry convened to discuss present and emerging challenges as well as threats to the U.S. space industrial base and space dominance. The end result is a new white paper co-authored by DIU and AFRL featuring highlights of the conversation and recommendations to preserve an agile and competitive U.S. space industrial base.
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