The Government is sick of people thinking it is old and lumbering and bogged down in bureaucracy.
Sure, it is all those things. But it wants to change. So it’s looking at the blazing-fast ying to its octogenarian-on-horse-tranquilizers yang: Silicon Valley.
This is particularly true of Department of Defense boss Ash Carter, who is trying to lure the Valley with promises of lucrative contracts. And last week, the DoD dropped news that it’s expanding the so-called Defense Innovation Advisory Board it established in March. Joining the list are big names like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, scientists, and technologically disruptive types meant to help bring the DoD into the 21st century.
The Defense Innovation Advisory Board isn’t about helping the DoD build missiles and things. This isn’t DARPA. In fact, members of the board will have no part in military operations. Instead, they’re supposed to help streamline the DoD’s culture, turning it into a sort of federal Google. Indeed, Google’s Eric Schmidt chairs the board.
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