We are the only DoD organization focused on accelerating the adoption of commercial and dual-use technology to solve operational challenges at speed and scale.

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Accelerating Commercial Technology for National Security.

We award scalable contracts to companies offering solutions to national security challenges across a variety of technology areas.

DIU for DoD Entities

Access the most advanced commercial solutions to your national security challenges with help from DIU's experts.

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DIU for Commercial Companies

Submit your solution to an open DIU solicitation and solve a critical national security challenge.

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DIU helps minimize up-front costs for commercial tech companies interested in working with DoD.

Connect to a powerful network, with speed

We are changing how the Department of Defense (DoD) approaches commercial technology adoption. Through our agile processes, contract authorities, and diverse team of experts, we have reduced the time it takes the DoD to identify a problem, prototype a commercial solution, and implement it into the field to two years or less.

Our DoD partners represent every Service and we engage at the highest levels to identify national security challenges that can be solved with commercial technology. Companies on contract with us are backed by top-tier investors and represent $20.1 billion in private investments.

  • We Match Challenges with Solutions We give innovative businesses and startups the opportunity to solve high-impact national security problems.

  • We Speak Your Language Our team has deep experience across defense and tech to easily and quickly navigate to a contract award.

  • We Leverage Fast, Flexible Contracts We provide a quick path to revenue, potential access to large-volume contracts, and lower barriers to entry into the defense market.

  • We're Focused on Impact We pursue innovative solutions and work closely with DoD partners and companies to deliver results and support technology adoption in 12-24 months.

JoeBen Bevirt

CEO, Joby Aviation

The investment of the U.S. government through DIU has been a clear win-win. Access to testing resources accelerated Joby’s efforts to mature and scale our technology, and the DoD gained insight into an emerging technology class as well as opportunities for early adoption—helping to position the United States as the global leader in the eVTOL industry.

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