FitzGerald: SecDef Carter’s shakeup at DIUx is right on target

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a shakeup in the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental in Silicon Valley. The changes include a new leader, Raj Shah, who’s leaving technology company Palo Alto Networks. Shah will now report directly to Secretary Carter. Ben FitzGerald of the Center for a New American Security, along with his colleague at CNAS, Loren DeJonge Schulman, proposed changes to DIUx two weeks ago. Ben explained how their proposals matched up with Carter’s announcement on National Defense Week.

Ben FitzGerald on National Defense Week

Photo: Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters after delivering remarks at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental in Mountain View, Calif., May 11, 2016. New leader of DIUx, Raj Shah, is pictured with Carter. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

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