Inside the Pentagon - November 9, 2017

DISA turns to DIUx model in pursuit of innovative tech

November 08, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to use nontraditional contracting methods to prototype and procure some capabilities, following a model established by the Pentagon's commercial technology incubator, according to DISA officials. Earlier this year, Pentagon leadership granted DISA the ability to use other transaction authority to bypass federal acquisition regulations and obtain cutting edge technologies from commercial companies that wouldn't normally work with the federal government, according to Scott Stewart, chief of emerging technology at DISA's special interest contracts and...

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