Needipedia

  • New DIA acquisition process invites tech firms to show their stuff to senior leaders

    For the past three years, the Defense Intelligence Agency has been experimenting with a rapid technology acquisition project called “Needipedia,” in which it publishes the technology gaps it wants to fill, lets industry respond with short white papers, then buys new capabilities in as little as a month.

  • DIA opens new gateway to vendors, hoping for disruptive technologies

    The Defense Intelligence Agency will inaugurate its new Open Innovation Gateway on Wednesday, as part of its strategy to bring new technologies into the intelligence community from non-traditional vendors, and to buy new capabilities within weeks instead of years.

  • On DoD: DIA’s innovation strategy

    On this week’s show, Dan Doney, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s chief innovation officer, spends the full hour with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu to talk about a few key elements of DIA’s 2014 innovation strategy.