Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Defense Innovation Board meets and makes 11 recommendations

As it said it would in a recent Etopia News article here, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today held a meeting of the elite Defense Innovation Board and announced the group’s 11 interim recommendations to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

You can read the official government press release about this here.

Not surprisingly, coming from a Board chaired by Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the 11 recommendations contained several that called for initiatives relating to the use of  computers, including:

-- Establish a career track for computer science and a digital Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program.

-- Establish an institute for studying artificial intelligence and machine learning
-- Establish a computer science resource --·a "human cloud" of computer programmers and software developers who are available on demand to swiftly solve software problems.

Secretary Carter concluded the meeting by telling the assembled audience:

“I'm grateful to these citizen-leader-innovators for taking the time from their busy schedules to do this. I don't take it for granted for your selfless willingness to contribute to the defense of our nation, and make a better world for our children.”

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