Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a news conference at the new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, office in Boston, July 26, 2016. (Photo: Department of Defense)

It’s been one year since Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the formation of the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, the centerpiece of the Pentagon’s new Silicon Valley outreach effort designed to bring private sector technology innovations into the military at a faster pace and at lower cost than the big iron projects of the past. […]