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JAIC Awards Maximus DRAID Basic Order Agreement

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JAIC Awards Maximus DRAID Basic Order Agreement

Reston-headquartered Maximus announced that it has been awarded a basic order agreement on Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development services by the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. The JAIC DRAID program is intended to ensure that the DOD will have ready access to artificial intelligence data preparation tools, capabilities and services, Maximus said Thursday.

In a statement, Maximus, a government services company, said the BOA award presents fresh opportunities for partnering with JAIC and working closely with its leadership to identify appropriate uses for AI across the entirety of the defense establishment. The company added that the collaboration is envisioned to result in the development of new capabilities and the deployment of scalable solutions.

Joe Kehoe, a vice president and DOD practice leader at Maximus, said the award opens an opportunity for his company to further co-create innovative solutions in partnership with its clients. He added that the Maximus team looks forward to working together with the Pentagon “to identify use cases that successfully implement AI for mission success.”

For his part, Scott Barr, senior vice president for technology and solutions consulting at Maximus, said his company is keenly aware of the potential of emerging technologies across the DOD while also understanding the need for responsible and secure solutions that address concerns over emerging threats.

JAIC explained that DRAID is a five-year BOA that will enable the DOD to utilize its data resources for use with AI. This will help provide an easily accessible path to access cutting-edge services needed to meet the complex technical challenges involved in preparing data for AI.

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