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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, speaks with Raj Shah at DIUx headquarters in Mountain View, California, in August 2017. (DOD photo / Flickr)

Secretary Mattis ready to ‘enthusiastically embrace’ DIUx

"There is no doubt in my mind that DIUx will not only continue to exist, it will actually — it will grow in its influence and its…
From left, Nicholas Thompson of Wired and Will Roper at the SXSW Conference in Austin on March 13, 2017.

Why the DOD is trying to focus more on software, big data

‎The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office is focusing more on software than hardware, and trying to pivot the department to becoming a data-driven organization, SCO Director Will Roper…
A grafitti mural in Austin, Texas. (Pixabay)

DIUx expands to Austin, Texas

​The Defense Department will expand the innovative outreach efforts of its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental team to Austin, Texas, Secretary Ash Carter announced Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and member of the Defense Digital Service reveal the results of Hack the Pentagon. (DOD)

Pentagon expanding bug bounties after inaugural success

White-hat hackers discovered​​ 138 legitimate network vulnerabilities​ in the Defense Department's Hack the Pentagon monthlong bug bounty engagement that the Pentagon has since remediated, and now Defense…