JAIC is working on new contract vehicles to buy AI

FedScoop: The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is working on a series of new vehicles to buy AI, as soon as it has the authority to do so.

The new vehicles are a combination of two traditional contracts within the boundaries of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and an Other Transaction Authority (OTA)-type contract that allows for faster purchases. The JAIC doesn’t yet have acquisition authority, but the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, currently in draft form, has provisions to allow the center to make purchases when signed into law.

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