Pentagon seeks budget boost for expanded Defense Innovation Unit

March 28, 2019 at 2:07 PM
The Pentagon is requesting $164 million for the Defense Innovation Unit in fiscal year 2020, a big budget boost for DIU as its responsibilities expand into managing a new fund for dual-use hardware technologies. The FY-20 request for DIU activities represents a four-fold increase over the approximately $40 million the organization is executing under the FY-19 budget, budget justification documents show. The increase is driven by a new funding line for prototyping activities, as well as the Pentagon's decision to...

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