New Market.

New Market. The Pentagon has launched an experimental website dubbed the Defense Innovation Marketplace
(http://www.defenseinnovationmarketplace.mil/) that it describes as “a centralized online resource to better connect industry with government customers to invigorate innovation.” Part of the Pentagon’s Better Buying Initiative, the site says it is intended to be the place for industry to “learn about Department of Defense investment priorities and capability needs, and comply with the new Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFARs) rule.” The marketplace could eliminate the need for some conferences, Jack Blackhurst, director of the Human Effectiveness Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, tells American Forces Press Service. "There’s a wealth of information that doesn’t exist anywhere else," he says. The site was created to address communication issues between industry and the Pentagon,  Ron Kurjanowicz, senior adviser to the secretary of defense for research and engineering, tells AFPS. “Industry needs to know where DoD is making its changes, so they can align their investments with the capabilities of the future,” he says. The site is updated nearly every day.

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