June 5, 2020
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD – R&E), Assured Development and Operation of Autonomous Systems (ADAS) Project, in partnership with US Army Futures Command (AFC), the DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), and the ARCNet Consortium, solicits proposals to develop a next generation collaboration platform for the DoD’s data scientist workforce that supports autonomy and artificial intelligence projects and programs. This project is known as “Coeus”, named after the ancient Greek god of “query, questioning” &”intelligence”. This workforce includes data scientists, data analysts, data labelers and machine learning (autonomous & artificial intelligence) engineers & developers. The purpose of Coeus is to make data, DevSecOps, software and infrastructure resources easy to access and share in collaborative settings to maximize reuse and development synergy supporting Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (AAI) AAI data projects. Additionally, the platform enables a continuous integration / development lifecycle supporting a larger software development process across DoD. Coeus will be developed as a DoD wide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) service supporting the department’s data scientist community. It will be developed with software tools, services and infrastructure provided by the DoD’s “Platform One” and “Cloud One” Program. Coeus will be developed as a containerized, cloud native SaaS service. This maximizes Coeus’s flexibility to run on different DoD cloud PaaS environments to support the software development community across the department.