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DOD - 2566 - Defense Innovation Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Innovation BoardAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2566
Original Establishment Date4/15/2016Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date4/15/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter4/15/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Colleen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Laughlin
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of Defense DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 697-7020
Effective Date Of Authority*3/2/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*(571) 372-7696
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, independent advice and recommendations on innovative means to address future challenges in terms of integrated change to organizational structure and process, business and functional concepts, and technology applications.
How is membership balanced?*Per its charter, DIB members possess some or all of the following: (a) a proven track record of sound judgment in leading or governing large, complex private sector corporations or organizations; (b) demonstrated performance in identifying and adopting new technology innovations into the operations of large organizations in either the public or private sector; (c) demonstrated performance in developing new technology concepts; and (d) a proven track record as a distinguished academic or researcher at an accredited college or institute of higher education.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4. Quarterly public meetings are held for the purpose of discussing and/or finalizing new recommendations and for research conducted by the subcommittees to be briefed to and discussed by the full DIB membership.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Secretary of Defense established the Defense Innovation Board (originally called the Defense Innovation Advisory Board) to provide independent advice to the DoD on the best and latest practices in innovation that the department can emulate. In the judgment of the DoD this independent advice could not be provided by any other DoD advisory committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?All DIB meetings are noticed and open to the public unless the DoD determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor, the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and only after consultation with the Office of the DoD GC.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentDIB members serve in an unpaid capacity, and provide value in services which cannot be quantified. In addition, cost savings are not the ultimate goal of DoD FACA committees, as advice and recommendations can also allow the government to consider more effectively and efficiently direct resources and investments, thereby yielding better return and/or stewardship of tax-payer dollars.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*108Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY22, the DIB did not release any recommendations due to both COVID-19 impacts and the DoD's Zero-Based Review.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*45.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment45% of the DIB’s recommendations have been fully implemented.
*DIB’s Zero Trust Report
*DIB's Joint Pathology Center Report
*DIB’s AI Principles Report
*People and Culture
*Section 230
Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*55.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentMore than half of the DIB's 108 recommendations are in the process of implementation. These include some of the DIB's early, broad recommendations; embedding computer science as a core competency within DoD, embracing a culture of experimentation, expanding the use of available acquisition waivers and exemptions, increasing investment in new approaches to innovation, improving DoD access to code, and establishing software development teams at each major command. Though these recommendations have not yet been fully implemented, the Department continues to take tangible actions in line with these recommendations in a way that has produced measurable progress. Other recommendations that have seen progress, but that are pending full implementation include some recommendations around 5G, the DIB’s Zero Trust Report, some workforce related recommendations, and several recommendations originally contained in the DIB’s SWAP report, which are currently partially implemented as pilot programs but are expected to see full implementation with the completion of said pilots.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*The Executive Director provides implementation updates to the DIB at their quarterly meeting to inform them of the Department of Defense activity occurring in response to their recommendations.Narrative Description*The DIB shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense independent advice and recommendations on innovative means to address future challenges in terms of integrated change to organizational structure and process, business and functional concepts, and technology applications.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$279,876.29Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$279,876.29
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$35,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$300.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$42,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,379,128.17Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,406,586.56
Total Costs$1,659,304.46Est. Total Next FY*$1,763,462.85
Date Cost Last Modified9/22/2022 4:04 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksIn FY22, the DIB incurred lower costs due to both COVID-19 impacts and the DoD's Zero-Based Review.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Computer Technology
Information Technology
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Federal Employment
Federal Employees and Personnel
Food and Drugs
Job Training
Workforce and Occupations
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Space and Aeronautics


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039078Defense Innovation Board2021
 COM-037554Defense Innovation Board2020
 COM-035680Defense Innovation Board2019
 COM-033058Defense Innovation Board2018
 COM-001452Defense Innovation Board2017
 COM-002857Defense Innovation Board2016