Jeff Bezos will be joining the Defense Advisory Board, a roundtable chaired by Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt. The board helps identify private-sector technology and practices that could apply to the nation’s defense.
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has been appointed to help counsel the U.S. Department of Defense on cutting-edge innovation.
He’ll be joining the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, a roundtable chaired by Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the appointment of nine new members of the board, including Bezos, on Tuesday.
Other new members include celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. There are 15 members in total.
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The board has been charged with finding cutting-edge approaches and technologies used by the private sector that could apply to the nation’s defense.
“These new additions to the board represent some of the most innovative minds in America. I appreciate their willingness to join this effort and keep the Department of Defense on the cutting edge,” said Secretary Carter in a statement.