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Unlocking the World's Biggest Tech Customer: DoD

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) spends billions of dollars every year on technology - far more than any Fortune 500 company. But before the Defense Innovation Unit, there was no easy way to work with the DoD on commercial terms. DIU has built a smooth, seamless procurement experience, akin to the private sector, to lower the barriers to entry for companies with the best commercial tech in the world. This initiative empowers small and innovative tech companies to bid on government contracts efficiently and effectively and provides broad access to a $100+ billion market. Hear directly from DIU and the companies that have successfully shipped product through this channel and learn how to unlock the world's biggest tech customer: DoD.

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Tom Foldesi

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

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Sean Singleton

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

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Ryan Tseng

Shield AI

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