Delayed by JEDI Protest, DOD Pivots to Plan B—For Now

DOD’ Joint Artificial Intelligence Center needs an enterprise cloud platform, and with JEDI locked down due to protest, its next-best option is the Air Force’s Cloud One.
DOD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is supposed to be one of the first adopters of the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud platform. However, with JEDI locked down due to litigation, the JAIC has had to move on to a plan B, at least for the time being.
As reported by the Federal News Network, Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the JAIC director, said his organization has decided to start using the Air Force’s Cloud One environment for its AI work for the foreseeable future. Time is of the essence, he said, since the U.S. military only has about five years before it’s decided whether the United States or China will be the dominant force in AI.
*Originally reported via Federal News Network.