Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and members of the Defense Innovation Board have discussed 11 interim recommendations to the Defense DepartmentÂ during DIB’s first public meeting held Wednesday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday.
Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter established the 15-member independent advisory boardÂ to recommend strategies forÂ defense officials to manage processes and peopleÂ across the department with the help of technology.
âOne of my core goals as secretary of defense has been to push the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box, and be more open to new ideas and new partnerships that can help our military remain what it is todayâ¦ as we confront a changing and fiercely competitive world,â he said.
The boardÂ suggested that DoDÂ appoint a chief innovation offer, developÂ a career track for computer science and a digital Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program and implement incentive programs to spur innovation and creativity at the department.
DIB also urged the departmentÂ to establishÂ an institute for artificial intelligence and machine learning studies as well as infrastructureÂ thatÂ will serve as a “human cloud” of computer programmers and software developers.
The report saidÂ the group alsoÂ believesÂ DoD should further invest in technological effortsÂ at theÂ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Strategic Capabilities Office and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental.
The group alsoÂ recommendedÂ the Cyber Command to work with the National Security Agency to review the security ofÂ every DoD system,Â Pellerin reports.