The Defense Department has made no secret about its ambitions to employ commercial advances in artificial intelligence in military systems.
But adapting the government acquisition process to those technological developments is no small matter.
Three new contract vehicles the department is in the process of deploying should make things a whole lot easier — at least that’s the hope.
For starters, last month, the department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center reached an agreement that’s intended to create a rapid procurement process for AI. Defense officials are hopeful that the project, called Tradewind, will help the JAIC meet one of its core missions: Finding use cases for AI throughout the military and getting the right algorithms in the right places.