Pentagon's Joint AI Center set to get acquisition authority under compromise defense bill

By Justin Doubleday / December 10, 2020 at 3:29 PM
The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center would get its own acquisition authority as part of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill. The compromise defense bill released last week would authorize the JAIC director to exercise the acquisition authority of an agency head and spend up to $75 million per year on new contracts through FY-25. The House passed the bill earlier this week. The Senate has yet to vote on the measure, and President Trump is threatening to veto...

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