This public meeting of the Defense Innovation Board's (DIB) is being hosted in Cambridge, MA, one of the world's top innovation hubs, and will highlight opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) to tap into the incredible intellectual power and entrepreneurial spirit of the Boston/Cambridge area.


The DIB's mission is to catalyze innovation across the Department by providing the Secretary of Defense and other senior leaders independent advice and recommendations on innovative means to address the Department's toughest challenges through the prism of three focus areas: people and culture, technology and capabilities, and practices and operations.

Chaired by Dr. Eric Schmidt, the DIB consists of a vibrant group of U.S. industry and academic leaders known for their innovative invention and application of technologies, and for fostering creative organizational cultures that continuously deliver products and services that have global impact. Our members bring insights and experiences from outside the military environment to spot innovation throughout DoD and promote new opportunities for entrepreneurship and experimentation to thrive.

In this particular session, deliberations will focus on how to build workforce innovation capacity throughout the Department and leverage advances in software-enabled capabilities to better support the warfighter. The DIB will also discuss initial findings from their FY18 NDAA-directed Software Acquisition and Practices Study, receive a presentation on DoD's latest implementation efforts related to DIB recommendations, and take commentary from the public audience. Please see below for additional event information.

We hope you'll join us either in person or via livestream!


-- Where: Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

-- When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm ET

-- RSVP by Monday, April 23, 2018:

-- Federal Register Notice: TBD

-- Livestream Link: TBD

-- Updates on the FRN and Livestream will be posted on

** As always, every public meeting offers the opportunity for anyone to submit written public comments to the DIB. You can provide a written comment by using the following link: Please submit any written comments by the end of Monday, April 23, 2018.






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