Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: JAIC Adopts Air Force’s Cloud One

Jack Shanahan
Jack Shanahan

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said JAIC has begun using the Air Force’s Cloud One platform to support its AI work, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

“The lack of an enterprise cloud solution has slowed us down, there’s no question about that,” Shanahan said during an AFCEA-hosted webinar. “We had to do a lot of background work to make sure [Cloud One] could handle our DevSecOps, tools, plans, platforms, but it looks very promising right now.”

JAIC plans to leverage the service’s Cloud One component, Platform One, that offers DevSecOps as a managed service to Pentagon customers and uses both Amazon’s and Microsoft’s cloud offerings to come up with new “software factories.”

The center is supposed to be one of the first organizations to transition to DoD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program, which faces legal challenge.

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