DIUx Results

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DIUx Quarterly Results – Q4 2017

October 17, 2017, Mountain View, CA: In the 17 months since its relaunch in May 2016, Defense

Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), a Department of Defense entity , has continued to deliver on

its mission of accelerating commercial innovation to solve the Department of Defense (DoD)

problems. As of September 30, 2017, with the leadership and support of Army Contracting

Command of New Jersey (ACC-NJ), DIUx has awarded roughly $184 million for 59 pilot contracts

and two follow-on production contracts in the areas of autonomy, artificial intelligence, human

systems, information technology, and space.

DIUx awarded each pilot contract through a process that usually takes 90 calendar days from first

contact with a company in regard to a specific DoD problem. The majority of funding for these pilot

projects comes from DIUx’s DoD partners (i.e., the Military Departments, Combatant Commands,

the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and DoD agencies): for each $1 DIUx spends on a pilot

project, the DoD partner typically spends ~$4. Production contracts are funded entirely by DoD


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