Pentagon chief overhauls Silicon Valley office, will open similar unit in Boston
“Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will overhaul one of his signature efforts, placing new leadership in charge of the Pentagon’s office in Silicon Valley just nine months after it opened and directing the staff there to report directly to him. Carter will also establish a sister unit in Boston, which will also be charged with working with tech companies on concepts with military applications, defense officials said.
The changes will be announced Wednesday in a speech here at the Silicon Valley office, known in the Pentagon as DIUx, short for Defense Innovation Unit Experimental. The office was launched to build new relationships with technology companies, but has experienced mixed results. “