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Pentagon announces new members of Defense Innovation Board

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A key Pentagon advisory body focused on technology and innovation convened with its new members for the first time on Monday.

DOD still lags in delivering software for weapons systems in a timely manner, says GAO

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The Department of Defense still lags behind commercial standards in delivering software for weapons systems despite using agile software development methods, a new report from the Government Accountability Office found. In its annual weapon system assessment, the GAO asserted that despite steps being taken in recent years to modernize its software development and acquisition approach, the majority of major defense acquisition programs and middle-tier acquisition programs reviewed “reported delivering software…

DOD doesn't have what it needs for 'software supremacy,' Eric Schmidt says

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The military conflicts of tomorrow will be driven in large part by technologies like artificial intelligence, but the Department of Defense doesn’t yet have the talent and innovative mindset to achieve the “software supremacy” needed to compete with global powers like China, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said recently. “Why is software so important? Because the next battles will be fought based on software supremacy. They really will be,” said…

Michael Bloomberg nominated to lead Defense Innovation Board

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Business mogul and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been nominated to lead the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board. Department of Defense Press Secretary John Kirby revealed Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s nomination of Bloomberg as the board’s chair on Wednesday afternoon. Kirby also announced that eight boards including National Security Education Board and National Security Agency Emerging Technologies Panel will resume operations. The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) was…