DIA posts AI RFI
On March 24, the Defense Intelligence Agency posted a request for information (RFI) for Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Technical Assistance and Information Technology Support. Responses are due no later than April 24.
It is the DIA’s intent to identify sources, obtain new ideas and information pertaining to the state of the industry for providing: Technical Assistance and Information Technology support to stand up an Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability in the following areas: (1) AI Career Development (Training & Recruitment), (2) AI Infrastructure and Tools. As the effort to develop AI expands at DIA, follow on efforts will focus on Mission Support, Standards and Governance, Experimentation and Partnerships.
Responses to this RFI will be assessed to identify potential sources that are considered best qualified to meet future requirements, identify industry’s best practices to approaching and implementing artificial intelligence, assessing contract types used, magnitude of existing contracts, labor categories (LCATs) utilized, and what businesses are providing the services. Overall this RFI will assist in the acquisition strategy should the government determine to move forward.
Mandates by the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD), require DIA have the personnel, processes, and tools in place to enable AI driven mission and business products and outcomes by AI Readiness 2025. This requirement involves the need for accelerating the rapid transition of AI enhanced products and capabilities to the analyst, warfighter, and decision-makers.
This capability provides them with the tools and skills needed to support DIA as a bi-directional producer and consumer of AI Ready data sets and analytic models to accelerate operational speed and decision making. AI is defined as the ability of a computer system to solve problems and perform tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence. To implement this new capability requires human talent with AI skill sets, proficiency in modern AI infrastructure and tools, and organizational support for a new enterprise-level DIA organization focused on the implementation of AI.
Organizational and interpersonal skills are required to crossintegrate AI driven improvements with DIA mission partners, such as J2s, Combatent Commands (COCOMS), and Service Intelligence Centers (SICs). This new DIA enterprise-level AI organization, Artificial Intelligence for Defense Intelligence Enterprise (AI DIE), will require a dedicated team, with government management and a mix of supporting government and contractors, that will drive AI technology adaptation and insertion throughout DIA and its customers and partners.
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