Pentagon's Joint AI Center director calls for independent buying authority

By Justin Doubleday / May 22, 2020 at 3:44 PM
The director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says his organization needs its own acquisition authorities because relying on third parties is too slow. During a May 21 webinar hosted by AFCEA, Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the JAIC, was asked how the center is exploring the best methods for acquiring AI software and algorithms. "It's something we spend a lot of time talking about every single day," Shanahan said. "What I need honestly is our own acquisition authorities...

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