Pentagon push to tap tech talent in 'weird' Texas city

Ashton Carter's project, called Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, already has offices in Silicon Valley and in the Boston areaPentagon chief Ashton Carter on Wednesday announced the creation of a new defense innovation center in Austin, Texas — the latest expansion in an ongoing effort to connect with some of America’s hippest tech communities. Carter’s project, called Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, already has offices in Silicon Valley and in the Boston area, home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Pentagon has a long history of collaboration with the tech community that has yielded or advanced new technologies including GPS and the internet.

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