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So, “Tradewind”… What’s it all about?

The Joint AI Center (JAIC) was created in 2018 to accelerate AI adoption across the Department of Defense. As a part of its analysis, the JAIC reviewed and utilized multiple acquisition strategies and pathways in the pursuit of delivering world-class AI capabilities to the Warfighter while leveraging the expertise of its industry and academic partners.

Tradewind is an acquisition business model, developed by JAIC, that will allow the Department of Defense to acquire and procure the best AI solutions in a more efficient and effective manner. Tradewind will provide a collaborative environment for participants – including companies large and small, academia and others in response to direct requirements from the DoD relative to AI priorities.