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Army Explores GenAI Use in Contract Writing, Other Laborious Tasks

Jennifer Swanson,

Deputy Assistant

Secretary, US Army

Army Explores GenAI Use in Contract Writing, Other Laborious Tasks

The U.S. Army will test a generative artificial intelligence solution in July to support laborious tasks, according to Jennifer Swanson, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for data, engineering and software. 

Speaking at Defense One’s Tech Summit on Tuesday, Swanson, a past Potomac Officers Club event speaker, said the test to be conducted within the Army’s acquisition, logistics and technology unit not only aims to discover the generative AI tool’s capability but also uncover other areas that will benefit the most with GenAI integration. She disclosed plans to use the technology in contract writing to help employees speed up the process, Breaking Defense reported.

Commenting on the large language model that will support the GenAI tool, the Army official disclosed plans to train it using the service’s data and have it include citations to inform readers where it derived information.

The military branch has been exploring ways to integrate AI into its daily operations in the last few months. In a commentary by Lt. Col. Robert Solano, a commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency, he disclosed the opportunities offered by the emerging technology in accelerating and improving the defense acquisition and contracting process.

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