博思艾伦汉密尔顿公司获美军AI合同 为“联合作战任务倡议”提供支持(英文)

2020-05-19 智邦网

编译 致远

据c4isrnet2020年5月18日报道,博思艾伦汉密尔顿公司获8亿美元合同,为期5年,为美国防部联合人工智能中心 (JAIC)提供AI服务。

根据美总务署和联合人工智能中心5月18日授予的合同,公司将向中心提供“一系列技术服务和产品”,包括“数据标记、数据管理、数据调节、AI产品研发,以及将AI产品转化为新的和现有战场部署计划项目”,为中心年初启动的新“联合作战任务倡议”提供支持,倡议包括“联合全域指挥控制;自主地面侦察监视;加速传感器到射手时间线;操作中心工作流;精准动态目标解决方案”。

联合作战任务倡议旨在开发促进人类在战斗中安全快速做出决定的AI信息管理解决方案,向联合部队提供提高全域作战效能至关重要的AI解决方案,满足各级作战决策需求。

国防部首席信息官达纳•迪西透露,作为联合作战任务倡议的组成部分, JAIC将于2020年启动第一个杀伤力项目。

3月,JAIC发布倡议第一份征求建议书,其中包括国防部今年通过的AI伦理原则。

Booz Allen Hamilton wins massive Pentagon artificial intelligence contract

Booz Allen Hamilton won a five-year, $800 million task order to provide artificial intelligence services to the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).

Under the contract award, announced by the General Services Administration and the JAIC on May 18, Booz Allen Hamilton will provide a “wide mix of technical services and products” to support the JAIC, a DoD entity dedicated to advancing the use of artificial intelligence across the department.

The contracting giant will provide the JAIC with “data labeling, data management, data conditioning, AI product development, and the transition of AI products into new and existing fielded programs,” according to the GSA news release.

“The delivered AI products will leverage the power of DoD data to enable a transformational shift across the Department that will give the U.S. a definitive information advantage to prepare for future warfare operations,” the release said.

The contract will support the JAIC’s new joint warfighting mission initiative, launched earlier this year. The initiative includes “Joint All-Domain Command and Control; autonomous ground reconnaissance and surveillance; accelerated sensor-to-shooter timelines; operations center workflows; and deliberate and dynamic targeting solutions,” said JAIC spokesperson Arlo Abrahamson told C4ISRNET in January.

The joint warfighting initiative is looking for “AI solutions that help manage information so humans can make decisions safely and quickly in battle,” Abrahamson said. The award to Booz Allen Hamilton will push that effort forward, Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the center’s director, said in a statement.

“The Joint Warfighting mission initiative will provide the Joint Force with AI-enabled solutions vital to improving operational effectiveness in all domains. This contract will be an important element as the JAIC increasingly focuses on fielding AI-enabled capabilities that meet the needs of the warfighter and decision-makers at every level,” Shanahan said.

DoD CIO Dana Deasy told Defense News in December that the JAIC would embark on its first lethality project in 2020, which Abrahamson said would be part of the joint warfighting initiative. According to an April blog post from the JAIC, the initiative’s first RFP released in March included the ethical principles DoD adopted this year, an effort to quell concern about how the Pentagon uses artificial intelligence.

The award to Booz Allen Hamilton was made by the GSA through its Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract, a vehicle designed to provide artificial intelligence services to the federal government. The GSA and JAIC have been partners since last September, when the pair announced that they were teaming up as part of the GSA’s Centers of Excellence initiative, a program meant to accelerate modernization with agencies across government.

“The CoE and the JAIC continue to learn from each other and identify lessons that can be shared broadly across the federal space,” said Anil Cheriyan, director of the GSA’s Technology Transformation Services office, which administers the Centers of Excellence program. “It is important to work closely with our customers to acquire the best in digital adoption to meet their needs.”


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