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Nand Mulchandani Vacates JAIC Chief Technology Officer Post

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Nand Mulchandani Vacates JAIC Chief Technology Officer Post

Nand Mulchandani has stepped down as the chief technology officer of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center after holding the position for nearly three years.

As JAIC CTO, Mulchandani turned the organization from a small office into a larger organization that is now led by the Department of Defense’s chief digital and AI officer. He was an advocate for the ethical use of AI and public-private partnerships in developing the technology and integrating it in future warfare, FedScoop reported.

JAIC Director Michael Groen said Mulchandani’s expertise in systems implementation and application helped the Pentagon progress in AI. He added that under the CTO’s leadership, the center was able to support the government’s COVID-19 response, wildfire suppression, autonomy platforms and other technological capabilities.

Mulchandani said he is still considering returning to public service in the future as part of an organization that supports national security and technology. He also wrote in a LinkedIn post that he was glad to see JAIC grow and continue to support the DOD in its quest to maintain a competitive technological edge.

William Streilein, a staff member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, will succeed Mulchandani as JAIC CTO. At MIT Lincoln Lab, Streilein supports concept, strategy and program development tasks in bioengineering, bioinformatics and biodefense.

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