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Senate Confirms LtGen Michael Groen as JAIC Director

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed LTG Michael Groen to be the new director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) division for developing and advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, FedScoop reported on Monday. With Groen’s recent confirmation, he has also been promoted to major general. 

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Maj. Gen. Michael Groen Nominated to Oversee Joint AI Center

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen, deputy chief of computer network operations at the National Security Agency (NSA), has been nominated for assignment as the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's (JAIC) next director and promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. If the Senate confirms his nomination, Groen would succeed Nand Mulchandani, who has served as acting JAIC director following Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan's departure. 

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: JAIC Needs Own Procurement Authority to Speed Up Contracting Process

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said he believes JAIC needs to have its own acquisition authorities within the next two years to expedite the process of awarding contracts and delivering AI tools across the military, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: DoD’s JAIC In Talks With Northcom, National Guard Bureau Over AI

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said JAIC is in discussions with the National Guard Bureau and U.S. Northern Command about how to facilitate response to the coronavirus pandemic using AI, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday.

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GSA Centers of Excellence, JAIC Leverage Data to Accelerate DoD AI Adoption; Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, Anil Cheriyan, Bob De Luca Quoted

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) have announced new innovations to leverage data as a strategic asset and advance AI across the DoD, through the Centers of Excellence (CoE) collaboration, the administration announced on Thursday.

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Report: Pentagon’s JAIC Taps Alka Patel to Lead AI Ethical Principles Implementation

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The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has appointed Alka Patel, a member of JAIC’s strategic engagement and policy team since January, to lead the implementation of its new ethical principles for the use of AI in combat, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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