RSVP: Public Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Defense Innovation Board's (DIB) public meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET at Georgetown University, Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, (3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057).

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Optional Public Comment

Every public meeting offers the opportunity for anyone to submit written public comments for the DIB.

The defense innovation ecosystem is fraught with bureaucratic overhead, inefficient processes, and self-imposed barriers to innovation. Consequently, the Lowering Barriers to Innovation Study identified (#) innovation impediments and provides actionable recommendations to the Secretary of Defense in order to empower the Department to maintain and build upon its global innovative edge, move at greater speed and scale, and ultimately support the warfighter in the most effective way possible. Each recommendation is within existing authorities, can be enacted within six months to a year, and ranges from security and contracting process reforms to personnel management and improving alignment with both internal and external stakeholders. The study team is comprised of Hon. Sue Gordon (Lead), Reid Hoffman, Charles Phillips, Admiral (RET) Michael G. Mullen, Hon. Mac Thornberry; and consultants Wendy Anderson, Yisroel Brumer, Essye Miller, and Chris Taylor. The results of the study will be announced at the January 26, 2024, Defense Innovation Board Public Meeting.

Terms of Reference 

A study update was provided at the 14 November Public meeting. Please reference here to rewatch the 14 November meeting or go to the meetings tab to see all previous meetings. 

Building on the 2021 Data Decrees, it is imperative that the DoD utilizes data as a product to responsibly harness the power of disruptive technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI), and out-innovate competitors and adversaries. The purpose of the Building a DoD Data Economy Study is to strengthen data-centricity and enhance decision advantage in the Department by 1) assessing the current state of the DoD data economy, 2) identifying gaps and opportunities, 3) aligning best-in-class industry practices to Department needs, and 4) developing actionable and outcomes-driven recommendations, building on current strategies and initiatives, for an assured, available, and accessible DoD data economy for 2025 and beyond. Recommendations should range across critical elements of the data economy – including strategy and governance, technology and architecture, and people and partnerships. The study team is comprised of Ryan Swann (Lead), Dr. Gilda Barabino, Mary Meeker, and Dr. Will Roper. The results of the study will be announced at the January 26, 2024, Defense Innovation Board Public Meeting.

Terms of Reference 

A study update was provided at the 14 November Public meeting. Please reference here to rewatch the 14 November meeting or go to the meetings tab to see all previous meetings.