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US Army Selects Booz Allen, Red Hat to Support Project Linchpin

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US Army Selects Booz Allen, Red Hat to Support Project Linchpin

Booz Allen Hamilton and Red Hat have secured a potential five-year, $2 million U.S. Army contract to support Project Linchpin.

According to the Army, the contractors will support research pertaining to Project Linchpin’s “Traceability, Observability, Replaceability and Consumability” framework. The framework promotes model and data integrity and openness, as well as a modular open system architecture design, the contract announcement stated.

Project Linchpin is a nascent effort that seeks to develop an artificial intelligence and machine learning pipeline for intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare systems, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

According to Army documents, Project Linchpin is designed to address problem areas associated with data, AI training and optimization and distribution. Mark Kitz, the lead official of the Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, said in early December that the project enables the delivery of future algorithms and ease burdens on officials handling AI.

The award comes months after the Army announced its plan to select contractors for the project in the first half of 2024.

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