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Reports & Recommendations

AI Test, Evaluation, Validation & Verification Information Sheet (September 2020) - PDF

Competing for Digital Talent: COVID-19 Lessons Learned (September 2020) - PDF

Public Comments for Public Board Meeting (September 2020) - PDF

Joint Pathology Center Repository Enhancement (March 2020) - PDF

Appointing a Department of Defense Chief Digital Engineering Recruitment and Management Officer (March 2020) - PDF

AI Principles: Primary Document (October 2019) - PDF

AI Principles: Supporting Document (October 2019) - PDF

Fully Networked Command, Control & Communications (FNC3) (October 2019) - PDF

Zero Trust Architecture Recommendation (October 2019) - PDF

Workforce Now: Responding to the Digital Readiness Crisis in Today’s Military (October 2019) - PDF

Campaign for an AI Ready Force (October 2019) - PDF

The Road to Zero Trust  (July 2019) - PDF

The 5G Ecosystem: Risks and Opportunities for  DoD  (April 2019) - PDF

DIB AI Principles Public Listening Session  (April 2019) - PDF

People and Culture - Recommendation 1: Appoint a Chief Innovation Officer and Build Innovation Capacity in the Workforce (January 2017) - PDF

People and Culture - Recommendation 2: Embed Computer Science as a Core Competency of the Department through Recruiting and Training (January 2017) - PDF

People and Culture - Recommendation 3: Embrace a Culture of Experimentation Technologies and Capabilities (January 2017) - PDF

Technology and Capabilities - Recommendation 4: Assess Cyber Security Vulnerabilities of Advanced Weapons (January 2017) - PDF

Technology and Capabilities - Recommendation 5: Catalyze Innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (January 2017) - PDF

Technology and Capabilities - Recommendation 6: Expand Use of Available Acquisition Waivers and Exemptions (January 2017) - PDF

Technology and Capabilities - Recommendation 7: Increase Investment in New Approaches to Innovation (January 2017) - PDF

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 8: Improve DoD Access to Code (January 2017) - PDF

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 9: Establish Software Development Teams at Each Major Command (January 2017) - PDF

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 10: Make Computing and Bandwidth Abundant (January 2017) - PDF

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 11: Reward Bureaucracy Busting and Lower Barriers to Innovation (January 2017)

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 12: Forge New Approach to Data Collection, Sharing, and Analysis (January 2017)

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 13: Design a DoD Fast-Track for Major Technology Initiatives (January 2017)

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 14: Incubate and Execute New Ideas from the Field (January 2017)

 Practices and Operations - Recommendation 15: Create a New I-STEM (Innovation + Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Field (January 2017)

Practices and Operations - Recommendation 16: Establish Technology and Innovation Training Program for DoD Senior Leaders (January 2017)

SWAP (Software Acquisitions & Practices) Report Materials:

SWAP Flyer (2 pages, 5 min read) - PDF

SWAP Executive Summary (15 pages, 30 min read)  - PDF

SWAP Main Report (60 pages, 1–2 hour read) - PDF

SWAP Main Report + Implementation Plan (120 pages, 3–4 hours) - PDF

SWAP Full Report (250+ pages) - PDF

Wait, What?! DoD Access to Source Code (8 pages, 10 min read) - PDF

SWAP Vignettes:

Vignette 1 – Implementing Continuous Delivery: The JIDO Approach - PDF

Vignette 2 – F22: DevOps on a Hardware Platform - PDF

Vignette 3 – Making It Hard to Help: A Self-Denial of Service Attack for the SWAP Study - PDF

Vignette 4 – DDS: Fighting the Hiring Process Instead of Our Adversaries - PDF

Vignette 5 – Kessel Run: The Future of Defense Acquisitions Is #AgileAF - PDF

Vignette 6 – JMS: Seven Signs That Your Software (Program) Is in Trouble - PDF

SWAP Concept Papers:

Ten Commandments of Software - PDF

Metrics for Software Development - PDF

Do’s and Don’ts for Software - PDF

Detecting Agile BS - PDF

Is Your Development Environment Holding You Back? - PDF

Is Your Compute Environment Holding You Back? - PDF

Site Visit Observations and Recommendations - PDF

How To Justify Your Agile Budget - PDF

Supporting Materials

SWAP REPORTS 2020

Section 862 Initial Assessment (March 2020) - PDF

SWAP REPORTS 2019

Clarification of Source Code (October 2019) - PDF

Primary Recommendation D2 Security Considerations (May 2019) - PDF

How to Justify Your Budget When doing DevSecOps  (May 2019) - PDF

SWAP Program Visits (May 2019) - PDF

DIB-SWAP Study Report [DRAFT] (March 2019) - PDF

SWAP Study Vignettes  (March 2019) - PDF

DIB-SWAP Study Report: [DRAFT] Main Body (February 2019) - PDF

DIB-SWAP Study Report: [DRAFT] Supplementary Docs (February 2019) - PDF

TL;DR: One-Page Summary (January 2019) - PDF

README: Five-Page Summary (January 2019) - PDF

Sec 805 Draft Possible Language (January 2019) - PDF

Data & Metrics Subgroup Input (January 2019) - PDF

Preliminary Recommendations for Feedback (January 2019) - PDF

Appropriations Subgroup Report (January 2019) - PDF

SWAP REPORTS 2018

DIB Do’s and Don’ts for Software: Version 0.6, last modified 2 Oct 2018 (October 2018) - PDF

DIB Guide: Detecting Agile BS (October 2018) - PDF

Defense Innovation Board Case Study Questions (October 2018) - PDF

Is Your Development Environment Holding You Back? A DIB Guide for the Acquisition Community (October 2018) - PDF

Is Your Compute Environment Holding You Back? A DIB Guide for the Acquisition Community (October 2018) - PDF

DIB Do’s and Don’ts for Software: Version 0.7, last modified 1 Nov 2018 (November 2018) - PDF

Defense Innovation Board Metrics for Software Development (July 2018) - PDF

Defense Innovation Board Ten Commandments of Software (July 2018) - PDF