The company that won DIUx’s first production contract says DoD’s new approach let it break an “effective veto” by traditional defense vendors.
Other Transaction Authority contracts are gaining popularity in the Pentagon and military services.
Innovation might be part of DIUx’s name, but velocity is one of its main benefits.
The Navy closely watching as contractors and vendors transition to the Defense Biometric Identification System.
The Defense Department’s Silicon Valley-based Defense Innovation Unit Experimental needs more money and DoD is coming to the rescue.
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is still awarding contracts despite months of uncertainty.
The Defense Department hopes the next administration will create more flexible training models for reservists in order to retain those in aviation and cyber realms.
The Defense Department has taken a lot of heat in recent years from industry critics who charge its procurement officials have been putting too much weight on low prices and not enough on quality.
Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental thinks it’s learned a thing or two about rapid acquisition over the year since its initial standup, and sees no good reason why the rest of the Defense Department can’t use the same techniques it’s put in place to award new contracts in 60 days or less.