Defense Innovation Board to resume meetings Monday under new chairman Bloomberg

By Briana Reilly / October 12, 2022 at 1:01 PM

The Defense Innovation Board is poised to hold its first meeting in two years next week after it and other advisory committees saw its operations paused amid a so-called "zero-based review" of the Pentagon's panels.

The review, directed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in winter 2021, culminated with the DIB’s reinstatement and the selection of former New York Mayor and one-time presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg as chairman earlier this year.

Bloomberg will oversee the board’s first gathering post re-start on Oct. 17, according to a recent LinkedIn post regarding the upcoming fall meeting. Members of the board still haven’t been publicly announced.

The panel, formerly chaired by Eric Schmidt, the past chief executive officer of Google, is tasked with providing “strategic insights and recommendations on technology and innovation to address the Department’s highest national security priorities,” the Pentagon previously noted.

The public portion of the board’s Oct. 17 meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Eastern Time, per the LinkedIn event notice.