Thursday, September 15, 2016

Defense Innovation Board (DIB) will release interim report and recommendations publicly on October 5th

According to a statement provided today by the Pentagon to Etopia News:

“The DIB (Defense Innovation Board)'s interim findings and recommendations will be made public, as time permits, on October 5 at the public meeting which will be announced in the Federal Register."

The DIB is responsible for advising Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on ways in which the Department of Defense (DoD) can become more agile in addressing and executing its mission.

Recent appointees to the group include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Amazon founder and CEO, Washington Post owner and space pioneer Jeff Bezos, as you can read here.

Along with this advisory board, the DoD has established the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) which, according to its website “serves as a bridge between those in the U.S. military executing on some of our nation’s toughest security challenges and companies operating at the cutting edge of technology.”

The premise and the promise of the DIB is that the efficiency and power of the technologies developed in Silicon Valley, and the methods used to achieve them, can be applied successfully to the operations of the United States Armed Forces.

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