From Algorithms to Automated Post-Disaster Assessments in a Fraction of Time
October 24, 2018
Inaugural computer vision challenge drives crisis response solutions development.
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Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Welcomes Michael Brown as its New Managing Director
September 24, 2018
Michael Brown spent two decades running companies in Silicon Valley, eventually rising to CEO of Symantec, one of the largest software companies in the world, with annual revenues of $4 billion and more than 10,000 employees. On Sept. 24, he starts a new job as the next leader of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit
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How the Pentagon Joins Forces with Silicon Valley Startups
PBS News Hour
August 15, 2018
The U.S. military has been closely connected with Silicon Valley since it "started-up" in the 1960s. More recently, the Defense Department has set up an innovation base of sorts, DIU, to get closer to the new technology companies they need to help with strategic and tactical needs.
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The U.S. Air Force Learned to Code — and Saved the Pentagon Millions
Fast Company
July 05, 2018
In partnership with Pivotal Labs, a DIUx pilot program is out to remake how the Pentagon acquires weapons systems.
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Army Leverages Machine Learning to Predict Component Failure
Defense Systems
July 02, 2018
Through an award facilitated by DIUx, the Army will be working with Uptake, a company that provides artificial intelligence solutions for industrial sector clients, to predict component failures, decrease the frequency of unscheduled maintenance and improve the productivity of repair operations.
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