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The purpose of this report is to help Air Combat Command (ACC) understand what the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) offers ACC and how ACC can collaborate with DIUx. It summarizes the general DIUx collaboration process and financing options. A path forward is suggested for ACC participation, along with recommendations regarding how ACC might proceed towards participating in a collaborative venture with DIUx. Issues that ACC needs address to adapt a DIUx collaboration technique into ACC's acquisition toolkit for the future are also discussed.

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