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About Tradewind

Tradewind was established by the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) as a Government to Industry marketplace to accelerate and transform DoD through AI, Data, and Analytics capabilities.  We do this by partnering with Industry to fund AI projects that solve DoD problems and challenges.

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How we Operate

Tradewind simplifies the acquisition of AI related products, services, and technologies by offering Industry a lean operating model that moves at the speed of commercial incubators and accelerators with three (3) major components:




A managed service / program that interfaces with the Department of Defense to understand AI needs and problems and challenges that can potentially be solved by AI.


A $4 billion Other Transactional Agreement (OTA) funding vehicle that allows DoD to simply and accelerate the acquisition and transition of AI capabilities to meet challenges and objectives.


An online marketplace that allows JAIC to broadcast and manage AI opportunities to industry and interface with an ecosystem of partners and companies that can delivery AI technologies and capability.

Frequently Asked Questions


Does it cost anything to join the Tradewind Marketplace?
No.  The Tradewind Marketplace is an open platform and free for Industry.


Do I have to be familiar with the Federal Government acquisition processes to participate in Tradewind challenges and opportunities?
Having a general knowledge of Federal processes is helpful, but no you don't need to have any knowledge to propose and deliver AI solutions.


If we are selected to solve an AI challenge or opportunities how long does it take to get funding?
Typically, after an organization has been selected, funding is put on contract within 30-45 days.