Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer of Google, will
head a new Pentagon advisory board aimed at bringing Silicon
Valley innovation and best practices to the U.S. military, Defense
Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday. Carter unveiled the new
Defense Innovation Advisory Board with Schmidt during the annual
RSA cyber security conference in San Francisco, saying it would
give the Pentagon access to “the brightest technical minds focused
Schmidt, now the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), the
parent company of Google, said the board would help bridge what he
called a clear gap between how the U.S. military and the
technology industry operate.
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