Defense Innovation Advisory Board

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Eric Schmidt and Ash Carter meet about Defense Innovation Board for the DoD
Jeff Bezos meeting Ash Carter at The Pentagon about the Defense Innovation Board.[1]

The Defense Innovation Board is an organization set up in 2016 to bring the technological innovation and best practice of Silicon Valley to the U.S. Military.[2] The board will have up to a dozen members selected by the chair (Eric Schmidt) in consultation with the US Secretary of Defense.[3]

Ash Carter, US Secretary of Defense, announced that the board, modeled on the Defense Business Board would facilitate the Pentagon becoming more innovative and adaptive.[2]

Joshua Marcuse is the inaugural and current Executive Director of the Defense Innovation Board.

The board traveled throughout the world during 2016 seeking innovative ideas from the servicemen involved in military operations to improve processes in use in all theaters of operation.

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  1. ^ Mehta, Aaron (August 8, 2017). "Carter's Innovation Push Hits Seattle With Cloud Focus". Defense News.
  2. ^ a b Shalal, Andrea. "Former Google CEO Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation board". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ Martin, Alexander J Martin. "Google overlord Eric Schmidt to run Pentagon advisory board". The Register. The Register. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Ash Carter brings on more innovators to upgrade DoD". Federal News Network. June 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Lamothe, Dan (26 July 2016). "Increasingly eclectic Pentagon innovation board adds Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos". Washington Post.

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