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Mark Sirangelo Succeeds Eric Schmidt as Defense Innovation Board Chair

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo, entrepreneur scholar in residence at the University of Colorado, has succeeded Eric Schmidt as chairman of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB). The report noted that DIB named Drew Endy, a professor at Stanford University and president of BioBricks Foundation, to the board. 

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Defense Innovation Board to Virtually Host Advisory Meeting This Month

Defense Innovation Board

The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) will administer a virtual meeting on Sept. 15 to discuss progress, recommendations and efforts regarding innovation across multiple military aspects. The meeting will tackle future challenges and various topics prioritized by defense leaders, the Department of Defense (DoD)

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Three DoD Officials to Lead Implementation of Software Acquisition Study’s Recommendations

Three Department of Defense leaders have been selected to implement the approved recommendations within the four lines of effort of the Defense Innovation Board’s Software Acquisition and Practices study, FedScoop reported Monday. The four lines of effort are refactoring regulations, statutes and processes for software, creating cross-program and cross-service digital infrastructure, establishing new paths for digital talent and changing software procurement and development practices.

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Defense Innovation Board Issues White Paper on Zero Trust Architecture

The Defense Innovation Board approved at its quarterly meeting in Silicon Valley a white paper calling for the Pentagon to implement zero trust architecture to counter cybersecurity threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The document titled “The Road to Zero Trust (Security)” notes that ZTA can help the Department of Defense track and block threat actors and manage rules of access for devices and users across the department to facilitate secure data sharing.

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Defense Innovation Board Report Looks at DoD’s Software Procurement Process

The Defense Innovation Board issued a report assessing the Pentagon’s software acquisition practices, the Department of Defense website reported Friday. The report focuses on three basic themes. The first suggests that cycle time and speed are the most essential metrics in software management. The second highlights the need to attract, retain and promote digital talent since “software is made by people and for people.”

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