The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board approved 11 recommendations “aimed at keeping the Defense Department on the cutting edge in technology, culture, operations and processes.”
— Appoint a chief innovation officer and build innovation capacity in the workforce;
— Embed computer science as a core competency of the department through recruiting and training;
— Embrace a culture of experimentation;
— Assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities of advanced weapons;
— Catalyze innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
— Expand use of available acquisition waivers and exemptions;
— Increase investment in new approaches to innovation;
— Improve DoD access to code;
— Establish software development teams at each major command;
— Make computing and bandwidth abundant;
— Reward bureaucracy busting; and
— Lower barriers to innovation.