Carter to Implement 3 Recommendations from Defense Innovation Board

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2016 — Earlier this month Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s new Defense Innovation Board recommended to the department several novel practices for improving innovation at the Pentagon, and today he announced that he would implement three of them.

He was speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ event, Assessing the Third Offset Strategy, a forum during which department leaders discussed the DoD drive to identify next-generation concepts and capabilities that will assure U.S. military superiority over the next several decades.

Google Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt chairs the DIB and its members include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Code for America’s Jennifer Pahlka, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, United Technologies’ Mike McQuade and University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven, a retired Navy admiral and former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.

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