Tim Greeff runs the National Security Technology Accelerator (aka NSTXL), a non-profit consortium supported by $100 million in Pentagon contract authorizations. Similar to DIUx, NSTXL connects private-sector companies with military customers that need particular problems solved. DIUx and NSTXL provide ways to get new tech to the warfighter more rapidly than is possible through the Pentagon’s traditional acquisition process. “Especially now, with the rapid pace of technology, the acquisition process will [often] acquire something that’s no longer cutting edge” by the time it’s delivered, Greeff says.