Trusted Capital Marketplace

DIU adds new venture funding pool for defense tech startups


DIU adds the National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) fund to its innovation toolkit.

DOD nudges innovative startups toward ‘trusted capital’ with new digital marketplace


In what was likely her last press conferences at DOD, Ellen Lord announced the creation of the Trusted Capitol Digital Marketplace.

‘Adversarial capital’ remains a threat to defense industrial base, DOD leader warns


The Pentagon continues to warn young companies, especially tech firms, against taking investments from U.S. adversaries, Undersecretary Ellen Lord says.

DOD warns contractors of taking ‘adversarial’ investments during pandemic


"It's critically important that we understand that during this crisis the [Defense Industrial Base] is vulnerable to adversarial capital, so we need to ensure companies can stay in business without losing their technology," said Ellen Lord.

Fresh draft of DOD contractor cybersecurity standards coming next month


Lord also detailed a first event next month focused on drones for the department's new Trusted Capital Marketplace.

Pentagon plans drone event for new VC, startup matchmaker program


Ellen Lord said there's a Trusted Capital Marketplace Program outreach event planned for October looking to bring together UAS startups and investors.