JAIC Selects MORSE for AI Test and Evaluation Effort With $250 Million Ceiling


The Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has selected MORSE Corp to take part in an initiative intended to help the JAIC develop new and innovative AI testing tools, capabilities, and services that can equip the military to rapidly test and validate emerging AI offerings.

The JAIC Test & Evaluation (T&E) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) has a $250 million ceiling over the next five years.

Under the agreement, MORSE will help the JAIC develop software services to test and evaluate AI capabilities, execute testing and evaluation for a broad spectrum of AI domains, and integrate software services into infrastructure like the JAIC’s Joint Common Foundation, a cloud-based AI development and experimentation environment.

“Without T&E, we cannot accurately determine the value AI solutions provide,” said Andreas Kellas, MORSE CEO. “This BPA is a testament to the vision of the JAIC and directly supports the core mission of the center – to accelerate the adoption and integration of AI across the Department of Defense. We look forward to working with the JAIC to provide solutions that can be shared across the DoD, while providing full transparency into how our T&E is executed.”

MORSE’s work under the BPA will build on the company’s legacy of rigorous independent T&E that we perform as a service for our customers so they can assess technology that they are procuring from other contractors.

MORSE applies AI and machine learning solutions for applications including imagery analysis, tracking targets in full-motion video, reasoning for anomaly detection, undersea sensing, predictive maintenance, and vehicle navigation.

“We’re addressing challenges spanning the entire AI life-cycle in areas including data labeling, optimizing the human-machine workflow, model training, T&E, and AI deployment,” said Christian Borden, MORSE’s chief engineer for JAIC T&E. “We look forward to continuing to support the JAIC under this BPA by providing rapid and rigorous T&E with a DevSecOps approach as we develop scalable, cloud-native solutions for Defense Department users.”