The resulting contracts of the partnership between the Pentagon and Silicon Valley, known as the Defense Innovation Unit – Experimental (DIUx) will be announced soon. However, these deals are expected to be much smaller than those we usually see coming from these communities, and we should not be tempted to judge the success of the program by their sticker price. With the upcoming presidential election almost certainly resulting in a review of defense spending, we must define what success would look like for the DIUx program.
Avascent’s Chris Meissner and August Cole lay out three barometers against which to measure the effort. Read more about how DIUx can hope to measure up at Defense One.