DIUx reveals future project pipeline

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, the team tasked by Defense Secretary Ash Carter with identifying innovative new technologies, recently provided a glimpse into areas where it plans to make future investments. The team, which ended fiscal year 2016 with $36 million in prototyping contracts, listed three key areas in a report detailing its first quarterly results: multifactor authentication, cyber protection toolkits as well as micro-satellite and advanced analytics. In an effort to address complex challenges facing the Defense Department’s data access environment, “even when devices or credentials are lost,” DIUx will invest in “one or more multifactor authentication technologies to prototype solutions to this problem,” according to the team’s report. “Industry has recognized many of the challenges associated with legacy, single-factor authentication and identification systems, and a number of commercial…


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