The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has created a new unit focused on the deployment ofÂ innovative technologies to the 17 intelligence community agencies as well as government entities. ODNI said on WednesdayÂ that the Lateral Innovation division operates under the Transformation and Innovation Office within the agencyâs Strategy and Engagement Component.
LIâs responsibilities include prototyping, user testing, ideation and stakeholder identification. The division also oversees an industry collaboration program that builds on ODNIâs Intelligence, Science, and Technology Partnership initiative and promotes technical exchanges with the private sector.
Previously, LI helped ODNI launch a prototyping effort for an updated records management approach within a week.