Cross-Cutting Urgent Innovation Cell

A catalyst for achieving mission outcomes.

The Cross-Cutting Urgent Innovation Cell (CUIC) accelerates fielding of innovative solutions to national security problems cutting across missions, sponsors, and technology.

CUIC brings together analysis, experimentation, and prototyping in a unique environment that is at the intersection of mission pull and technology push to foster novel solution concept development and delivery. CUIC’s culture of camaraderie and hard work, paired with its flat structure, empowers the organization to optimize innovation, efficiency, and results. CUIC is deeply connected to the mission, as it strives to develop solutions with direct impact on current national security challenges.

Focus Areas

Defense & Intelligence

Catalyzing ground-breaking innovations for national security.

Our Impact

Independent Research

Experimentation is in our DNA.