On July 9, 2020, DIU is hosting a webinar discussion in collaboration with NSIN, the Defense Innovation Board (DIB), AFWERX, Army Applications Lab (AAL), and NavalX.

Like DIU, these DoD organizations are focused on identifying and implementing ways to apply advanced technology to solve the Department’s operational and business challenges, quickly. While we share similar goals, our missions and focus areas differ. It’s not always clear when or how to work with each group if you are a DoD organization looking to access innovative solutions, a commercial company interested in doing business with the Department, or a researcher on the cusp of a new breakthrough. We hope that our virtual discussion will help bring more clarity to the DoD innovation landscape.

Join this webinar to learn more about each organization’s mission, acquisition authorities, successes to date, and to gain insight into the problems we aim to solve within the Services and across the broader DoD. Our complementary efforts can help you bring better solutions to bear for U.S. national security.


Colleen Laughlin, Executive Director | Defense Innovation Board


  • Zach Walker, Defense Innovation Unit
  • Scott Aughenbaugh, National Security Innovation Network
  • Daniel Padgett, Army Applications Lab
  • Joey Arora, AFWERX
  • David Schiff, NAVALX


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