The Pentagon Wants Your Help Analyzing Satellite Images
WIRED
February 21, 2018
DIUx is now offering $100,000 in prizes to develop algorithms that can interpret high-resolution satellite images. The contest is called the xView Detection Challenge. Entrants will use a trove of hand-annotated satellite images released by the Pentagon to train algorithms to identify details relevant to disaster relief or humanitarian missions
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Lt Col Enrique Oti Speaks about Modernizing the Air Operations Center
Pivotal SpringOne Platform 2017
December 06, 2017
DIUx U.S. Air Force (USAF) service lead Lt Col Enrique Oti speaks about USAF's software modernization efforts for tanker planning and dynamic targeting, as well as changing culture within USAF.
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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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