How Wall Street Impacts Defense: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities
2017 Reagan National Defense Forum
December 02, 2017
Raj Shah, managing partner at DIUx, participates in a panel moderated by Trish Regan (Fox Business Network) exploring how the world of finance impacts the Pentagon. Panelists include Michael Leskinen (Executive Director, Aerospace and Defense, J.P. Morgan), the Hon. Richard Spencer, (Secretary of the Navy), and Michael Strianese (Chairman and CEO, L3 Technologies)
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Refueling Over Afghanistan? There’s An App For That
Aviation Week
December 01, 2017
DIUx partnered with the Air Force to develop “Jigsaw” to increase efficiencies in tanker planning. Due to Jigsaw, three or four fewer tanker crews are needed to complete the mission each day. The software also allows planners to create models and simulate real-life scenarios.
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Defense Secretary Mattis Sees Growth for Silicon Valley Defense Unit
Reuters
August 10, 2017
“There is no doubt in my mind that DIUx will not only continue to exist, it will actually grow in its influence and its impact on the Department of Defense,” Mattis told reporters during brief remarks at DIUx. Mattis said DIUx would help the U.S. military become "more capable of defending our experiment that is called the United States of America.”
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Defense Secretary James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley’s AI Ascent
Wired
August 10, 2017
“The bottom line is we’ll get better at integrating advances in AI that are being taken here in the Valley into the US military,” he said. There is another bottom line to consider. The Trump administration’s proposed budget would increase funding for DIUx, which might help fulfill Mattis' dreams of an AI acceleration.
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Pentagon's Silicon Valley Unit Helps Target Terrorists
Bloomberg
August 09, 2017
U.S. pilots flying combat sorties against ISIS and al-Qaeda offshoots may soon be directed to hit “pop-up” targets -- such as fleeing vehicles, ambushes and attempts to plant roadside bombs -- through streamlined planning tools crafted in Silicon Valley.
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