DIU Joins National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress 2023

As one of the nation's leading training events for contract management, procurement, and acquisition, experts from DIU’s Acquisition Directorate and Human Systems Portfolio are leading interactive training sessions and technology demonstrations at the annual NCMA World Congress in Nashville from July 24 - 26, 2023. Find out more about their upcoming presentations, technology demos, and more!


Need Better Proposals? Fire Up Your Market Research

When: Monday, July 24 (3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m CDT) 

Where: Washington B, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

How can the government get better, smarter, newer ideas from companies? Learn from the pros charged with supplying the military’s most acute, hard-to -fill needs. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) canvasses the market, acts as a front door to the DoD and invigorates the vendor base to potential areas of interest, translates solicitation language for companies new to federal acquisition, and more. Pick up some tips and tricks and whip stale market research into barrier-busting outreach!


  • Joshua Tuxhorn, DIU Agreements Officer

  • David Rader, DIU, Senior Advisor for Commercial Engagement

Curious About CSOs and DIU? Come on In! 

When: Tuesday, July 25 (1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT) 

Where: Ryman Studio FG, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Learn from the CSO pioneers at the Defense Innovation Unit. Meet the first cohort of fellows in the DIU-Defense Acquisition University Immersive Commercial Acquisition Program, (ICAP) who will join you in dissecting real-life CSO examples and tell you about the unique ICAP career development opportunity.


  • Roshan Jessani, DIU Agreements Officer

  • April Davidson, DIU ICAP Fellow

  • Michael Gerbasi, DIU ICAP Fellow

Excel at Negotiating in Unstructured Environments and Become an OT Mastermind 

When: Tuesday, July 25 (1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT)

Where: Ryman Ballroom AD, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Some of the best contracting minds  in government gather  together to help you learn how to draft unique terms and conditions and how to conduct price reasonableness without price competition. Create your own OT contracting journey.  Join us to discover the best negotiating hacks for OTs and beyond.


  • Indy Toliver, DIU Agreements Officer

  • And others! 

Click here to see the full agenda and speaker list.

Technology Demonstration

DIU staff will be conducting a “wireless soldier” technology demonstration at the NCMA World Congress exhibit hall. Come visit us at table #116!

Ever wondered about the future of how intelligence officers will communicate in future covert operations? Come learn about embedded microelectronics and molar microphones! Representatives from the DIU Human Systems portfolio and our commercial partner will demonstrate how the wireless soldier technology works.


A visual depiction of wireless soldier technology.

Connect With Us

News & New Solicitations

Visit our “Open Solicitations” and “Latest” pages for the latest developments at DIU.

Our solicitations are specific to our DoD partners' needs and are typically open on our website for an average of 10 business days. 

We also welcome you to sign up for our new solicitation announcements and quarterly newsletters by registering at here

Immersive Commercial Acquisition Program (ICAP)

Join our competitive program for acquisition professionals who are willing and excited to be the bridge between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the commercial tech world.

The deadline to apply for ICAP has been extended to August 11, 2023! Don’t wait to apply!

Click here to learn more or apply for ICAP.


Want to help deliver cutting-edge commercial technology to the DoD? Consider joining DIU! 

Click here to learn more about career opportunities with DIU.


For any and all questions, please contact us at info@diu.mil.