DIU FY 21 Annual Report
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization focused exclusively on accelerating the adoption of commercial technology throughout the Services, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), defense agencies, and other components. DIU partners with organizations across the DoD and the interagency to rapidly prototype, field, and scale commercial solutions that can save lives, lead to new operational concepts, increase efficiencies, and save taxpayer dollars. In fiscal year (FY) 2021, DIU delivered the following commercial solutions to DoD end-users, bringing the cumulative total of DIU delivered capabilities to 35: • Commercial Threat Data • Cyber Asset Inventory Management • Cyberspace Deception • Installation Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems • Generative Modeling of of Hypersonic Missile Trajectories • Responsive Launch In addition to delivering these cutting-edge capabilities to warfighters, we experienced growth across nearly all of our key performance metrics, including efforts to strengthen the national security innovation base (NSIB). Specifically, in FY 2021, we: • Published 26 solicitations for commercial solutions, a 4% increase from the prior FY. • Received a total of 1,116 company proposals, a 10% uptick from FY 2020. We saw an average of 43 proposals per solicitation, with the highest number of commercial proposals received in response to a single solicitation rising from 111 in FY 2020 to 153 in FY 2021. • Issued 72 prototype Other Transaction (OT) contracts to commercial companies, a 31% increase from FY 2020.