Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Vision: Transform the DoD Through Artificial Intelligence


Photograph of LtGen Michael Groen        

As the JAIC’s Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Lieutenant General Michael S. Groen leads the JAIC’s progress in support of transforming of U.S. Joint warfighting and departmental processes through the integration of Artificial Intelligence, and enabling the empowerment and unification of bottom-up AI development by innovators across the Defense Department. In support of this, he ensures the JAIC is able to provide the foundational elements of AI and AI-enabling technical services and infrastructure, acquisition support, expertise, and best practices to the Department’s AI ecosystem.

Photograph of Mr. Mark Gorak        

As the JAIC's Deputy Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Mr. Mark Gorak serves as the senior advisor to the Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and is focused on attracting and cultivating mission-driven, world class AI talent to rise to the challenge of harnessing AI, to accelerate the adoption and integration of AI throughout the Department of Defense at scale.



DoD SealThe Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence that provides a critical mass of expertise to help the Department harness the game-changing power of AI. To help operationally prepare the Department for AI, the JAIC integrates technology development, with the requisite policies, knowledge, processes and relationships to ensure long term success and scalability.

The mission of the JAIC is to transform the DoD by accelerating the delivery and adoption of AI to achieve mission impact at scale. The goal is to use AI to solve large and complex problem sets that span multiple services; then, ensure the Services and Components have real-time access to ever-improving libraries of data sets and tools. The JAIC’s holistic approach includes:

  • Accelerating the delivery and adoption of AI
  • Scaling the impact of AI across the Department
  • Defend U.S. critical infrastructure from malicious cyber activity that alone, or as part of a campaign, could cause a significant cyber incident
  • Establishing a common foundation that enables decentralized execution and experimentation
  • Evolving partnerships with industry, academia, allies and partners
  • Cultivating a leading AI workforce
  • Leading in military AI ethics and safety.

The JAIC delivers AI capabilities to the Department through two distinct categories: National Mission Initiatives (NMIs) and Component Mission Initiatives (CMIs). NMIs are broad, joint, hard, cross-cutting AI/ML challenges that the JAIC will run using a cross-functional team approach. The CMIs component- specific and solve a particular problem. CMIs will be run by the components, with support from JAIC in a number of ways that include funding, data management, common foundation, integration into programs of record, and sustainment.