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US Department of Defense/Silicon Valley Partnerships, Forecast to 2021

US Department of Defense/Silicon Valley Partnerships, Forecast to 2021

This Growth Insight focuses on the US Department of Defense’s efforts to partner with Silicon Valley’s high technology firms. The Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental (DIUx) has established offices in several cities in order to invest in and adopt innovative technologies. Anticipated spending comprises research, development, test, and evaluation; procurement; operations and maintenance; and a variety of services. Contract activity for 2016 is also included. Partnership spending consists of Army, Navy, Air Force, and security spending plans as well as active, ongoing programs. The base year for financial spending is 2016; forecasts run to 2021.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
    • Representative Applications
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Trends
    • Example DoD Technology Interests
  • Challenges
  • Spending Size Estimates
    • Example Contracts by Technology
      • Table DoD/Silicon Valley Partnerships: Example Contracts, US, 2016
    • Spending Size Estimates
      • Table DoD/Silicon Valley Partnerships: Spending Forecast, US, 2016-2021
    • Example Participating Companies
  • Conclusions
  • Predictions
    • Evolution of DoD/Silicon Valley Partnerships

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