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Military Launching Innovation Office Near MIT

The program is meant to help the military better identify emerging technologies.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is launching the military's latest effort at improving its technological capabilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is launching the military's latest effort at improving its technological capabilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
AP

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) β€” Defense Secretary Ash Carter is launching the military's latest effort at improving its technological capabilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Carter will formally open the second office of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tuesday afternoon. The first office is in Mountain View, California, near the tech center of Silicon Valley.

The roughly year-old DIUx program is meant to help the military better identify emerging technologies. Carter is expected to talk Tuesday about DIUx's activities since its launch as well as the military's outreach to the technology community, which is another focus of DIUx.

His Massachusetts visit is the first stop in a three-day swing that will also take him to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the naval station in Great Lakes, Illinois.

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