Excella has been awarded the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development Services Basic Ordering Agreement to accelerate AI adoption across the Defense Department.
Through this award, Excella can provide various services including project and program management, data science, data engineering, software development, data governance and cloud integration.
The 5-year, multi-award contract has a $241 million ceiling.
“Leveraging AI to support the key missions of the DOD is critical to national security, both at home and abroad,” said Sarath Ravella, vice president of strategic initiatives at Excella.
Excella’s holistic AI approach, with a focus on responsible AI, will help JAIC accelerate the adoption and delivery of AI capabilities and scale the impact of AI across the agency.
“We’ve seen first-hand the progress the DOD has made in modernizing its systems with AI and data engineering, and our expertise will help increase the impact of AI on mission-critical applications in support of the warfighter,” Ravella said.
Other services Excella will provide under this contract include data engineering, data architecture, data acquisition and curation, data quality and analysis, and synthetic data generation and data anonymization.
Excella delivered data engineering and DevSecOps leadership to JAIC to establish the Joint Common Foundation through its partnership with the National Technical Information Service in 2020.