Having its own mechanism for purchasing artificial intelligence will increase speed, according to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s chief.
In the two years since its conception, the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has built out its staff from four people to 175 and now commands an annual budget of approximately $240 million.
And while the JAIC has been able to meet the Defense Department’s mission demands so far, its chief — Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan — believes that the JAIC will need its own acquisition authorities to meet future technological demands.
“What I need honestly is our own acquisition authorities in the JAIC, I don’t have them right now,” Shanahan said Thursday, speaking at a virtual event held by AFCEA. “If I project another year or two forward, we are going to have to come up with different models.”
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