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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board
The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel

Posted on 07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT by MarchonDC09122009

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board

July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

By Rebecca Kheel

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board.

“I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an event in Boston. "It's a perfect example of the kind of thing I'm looking for the innovation board to recommend."

Carter was in Boston to announce the official opening of the Pentagon’s second office of its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, a program that started in Silicon Valley with the intention of building better relationships with tech companies.

Carter, who has made reaching out to the technology world a signature part of his tenure, announced the board’s creation in March during a trip to Silicon Valley.

The board, which will be headed by Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is meant to advise the Pentagon on a slew of topics familiar to the tech industry. That includes rapid prototyping, iterative product development, complex data analysis in decisionmaking, the use of mobile and cloud applications, and information sharing.

The board will begin its work before the summer’s over and has been tasked with giving its initial recommendations by October, Carter said.

Prior to Tuesday, Carter announced three members of the board: Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn; Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute; and William McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas system.

In addition to Bezos and Tyson, Carter announced Tuesday the rest of the names that will make up the 15-person board.

They are Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of Business; Danny Hillis, computer theorist and co-founder of Applied Inventions; Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Marne Levine, chief operating officer of Instagram; J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president for science and technology of United Technologies; Milo Medin, vice president of access services at Google Capital; Richard Murray, a professor at the California Institute of Technology; Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America; and Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School.

All of the members will have to complete a Pentagon “onboarding” process before their appointments are finalized.


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Junk science, pop culturalist, Silicon Valley conflict-of-interest fascists influence our national defense while shamelessly lining their pockets. What a disgrace to the One Million US Soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our future. We let this happen on our watch without protest...
1 posted on 07/26/2016 7:49:12 PM PDT by MarchonDC09122009
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To: MarchonDC09122009

Don’t get too comfortable, and don’t destroy your hard drives before you leave either.


2 posted on 07/26/2016 7:53:36 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (All the days of my life were written in your book before there was one of them!)
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Short timers.


3 posted on 07/26/2016 7:57:04 PM PDT by jazminerose (oective)
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To: MarchonDC09122009

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the ultimate libtard. He is a proponent of every scientific idea that attacks Christianity, capitalism or both. He’s a champion of global warming, evolution, old-Earth theory, the non-geocentric universe, etc. He goes around proudly telling children that there is nothing special about humans and the Earth, that were just a tiny ball hanging in space on the outskirts of the “Milky Way Galaxy.”


4 posted on 07/26/2016 8:07:05 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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Bezos is just as bad as Tyson.


5 posted on 07/26/2016 8:08:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MarchonDC09122009
...renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson...

Seriously?

Seriously?

I won't even make a comment on that Bezos bozo, other than to to say:

National Defense and these two dumb asses should not be in the same sentence, paragraph, page or book, even.

6 posted on 07/26/2016 8:11:46 PM PDT by OldSmaj (Voting for Hillary because she is a woman is like eating a turd because it looks like a Baby Ruth.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bezos HATES the military and you can read it every day in his quaint little penny-saver, the Washington ComPost.


7 posted on 07/26/2016 8:15:18 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst
I agree! Tyson spent a long time watching old Carl Sagan tapes and even picked up Sagan's speech patterns. What a friggen, fake asshole. An (perfect) example of EEOC in action.
8 posted on 07/26/2016 8:16:41 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: MarchonDC09122009

Well, I feel safer already. How about you?


9 posted on 07/26/2016 9:04:37 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...".)
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DoD chief: We need innovators to come up with new ideas! We need deGrasse Tyson.

Taxpayer: Same guy that copied a 35 year old PBS documentary?! Brilliant!

10 posted on 07/26/2016 9:28:06 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: MarchonDC09122009

NDGT is one of the most condescending presenters on TV right now. He’s worse than the spew, the chew, and the news combined.

At least his voice isn’t grating. His material and delivery still suck, though.


11 posted on 07/26/2016 10:09:28 PM PDT by Don W ( When blacks riot, neighborhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn)
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Perhaps he can innovate a money vortex machine that maximizes currency entropy, though he only gots 6 months to do it.


12 posted on 07/26/2016 10:45:22 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%en)
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To: MarchonDC09122009; Old Sarge; aragorn; AZ .44 MAG; Art in Idaho; Candor7; easternsky; ...

PING!!!

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Junk science, pop culturalist, Silicon Valley conflict-of-interest fascists influence our national defense while shamelessly lining their pockets. What a disgrace to the One Million US Soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our future. We let this happen on our watch without protest...

Thanks, MarchonDC09122009


13 posted on 07/27/2016 5:44:43 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Thrownatbirth
...quaint little penny-saver, the Washington ComPost.

LOL!!

14 posted on 07/27/2016 9:37:31 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (We will no longer surrender this country to the false song of globalism. --Donald Trump)
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To: MarchonDC09122009

NDT, everyone’s favorite planetarium gift shop store manager.


15 posted on 07/27/2016 9:39:37 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Ted Grant

Couldn’t have been said better:

RE: “NDT, everyone’s favorite planetarium gift shop store manager.”


16 posted on 07/27/2016 11:30:26 AM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: MarchonDC09122009
Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School.

Not good.

17 posted on 07/27/2016 11:35:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (My music: http://hopalongginsberg.com/ | Facebook: Hopalong Ginsberg)
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To: MarchonDC09122009

Hahaha, I swiped it from Stephen Green, aka Vodkapundit, but it really fits, huh?


18 posted on 07/27/2016 12:25:58 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cass Sunstein? Not good at all. His wife Samantha Power once stated Israel should be invaded to force a Palestinian state. What in the world could he be doing on a tech advisory board to the Pentagon?! All this happening in Zero's last 6 months at the helm....
19 posted on 07/27/2016 10:52:13 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: MarchonDC09122009

Bookmark


20 posted on 07/27/2016 11:35:42 PM PDT by Chgogal (A woman who votes for Hillary is voting with her vagina and not her brain.)
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