By: Aaron Mehta
Defense News, 27 October
The Pentagon’s commercial tech hub has successfully transitioned a program from pilot to full-blown contract, a milestone for the 2-year-old office.
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, moved a pilot project with commercial cybersecurity firm Tanium into a $750 million, five-year contract with the U.S. Army. That contract was signed Sept. 26.
Tanium provides endpoint (think laptops or desktops) cybersecurity monitoring for large-scale clients. While Tanium works with a number of major financial institutions, the U.S. Army requirement marks the company’s largest single-user base — up to 1 million endpoints under the contract.