Defense Innovation Board to discuss autonomous systems, COVID-19

By John Liang / June 9, 2020 at 10:01 AM

The Defense Innovation Board will meet later this month to discuss autonomous systems as well as the Pentagon's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a notice in today's Federal Register.

The June 23 meeting will include a discussion by the board's science and technology subcommittee "on a recommendation concerning testing, evaluation, verification, and validation (TEVV) of autonomous systems," the notice states.

Additionally, members of the board's workforce behavior and culture subcommittee "will discuss their work on defining innovation terms and concepts for the Department, as well as their perspective on the recent Department-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

The board will also be briefed on "DOD's latest implementation activities related to DIB recommendations.” Earlier this year, the Pentagon adopted artificial intelligence principles recommended by the DIB to address ethical concerns around using the technology for warfighting.