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The DIB launched in April 2016 with a two-year, renewable mandate. 

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The DIB is one of several independent federal advisory committees advising the Secretary of Defense on various issues. Focusing less on long studies and more on rapidly producing action plans and experiments, the DIB makes its proposals through the prism of three major challenges: people and culture; technology and capabilities; and practices and operations. 

The DIB is part of the larger, emerging innovation ecosystem at DoD. It works closely with the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), the Defense Digital Services (DDS), and with service members and civilians across DoD looking to bring innovation and entrepreneurship to the Department. 

Some of the foremost topics the DIB is exploring include artificial intelligence, machine learning, workforce capacity, organizational structure, hiring and retention strategies, acquisition reform, electronic and drone warfare, software capabilities, and IT infrastructure.

Charter Documents

Amended_Charter_2016-09-12Amended Charter (2016-2018) - 09.12.2016Defense Innovation Board
Amended_Charter_2016-08-15Amended Charter (2016-2018) - 08.15.2016Defense Innovation Board
Charter_2016-04-15Original Charter (2016-2018) - 04.15.2016Defense Innovation Board
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Membership Balance Plan Documents

Membership_Balance_Plan_2016-04-15Original Membership Balance Plan (2016-2018) - 04.15.2016Defense Innovation Board
Amended_Membership_Balance_Plan_2016-09-12Amended Membership Balance Plan (2016-2018) - 09.12.2016Defense Innovation Board
Amended_Membership_Balance_Plan_2016-08-15Amended Membership Balance Plan (2016-2018) - 08.15.2016Defense Innovation Board
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FACA Database

The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database is used by Federal agencies to continuously manage an average of 1,000 advisory committees government-wide. This database is also used by the Congress to perform oversight of related Executive Branch programs and by the public, the media, and others, to stay abreast of important developments resulting from advisory committee activities.

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