The Billionaire will lead the Defense Innovation Board,….
The Defense Innovation Board, with new chair Michael Bloomberg, holds its first meeting today as the restocked advisory panel of technologists, academics and former military and political leaders helps the Pentagon sharpen its edge.
What’s happening: The board, which was established in 2016, will conveneat noon for a closed session, followed by a public meeting at 4 p.m.
Keeping it clean: The board’s charter stipulates that members “are appointed to provide advice on the basis of his or her individual best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest.”
Nor can the board “advise on individual DoD procurements, but instead shall be concerned with the pressing and complex technological problems facing the DoD,” it states….
An enduring challenge: Bloomberg’s marching orders have a similar thrust: to provide “independent advice and recommendations on how to accelerate innovation and compete in a technology-and-innovation-driven environment.”
Bloomberg, for his part, has maintained that “our largest government agency must also be our most forward-thinking.”…