Defense Secretary to Focus on Technology, Innovation in Upcoming Trip

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 — Defense Department officials announced today that Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Northern California and Texas, Sept. 12-14, to continue advancing one of his top priorities: building and rebuilding bridges between the Pentagon and America’s innovative technology sector. On Sept. 12, Carter will return to Silicon Valley, California, home of the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, or DIUx, the news release said. The defense secretary launched DIUx last year and updated the organization in May to maximize its agility and effectiveness in putting commercial innovation into the hands of America’s men and women in uniform. Carter also opened a DIUx office in Boston at the end of July. During his visit to Silicon Valley, Carter will meet with DIUx staff and host a roundtable focused on…


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