Jacqueline Tame worked as the acting deputy director for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) from October 2020 until leaving her government position in May 2021, according to her LinkedIn profile. In this role she “[developed] a comprehensive methodology for strategic assessments and integration within the DoD [Artificial Intelligence] Enterprise and across the U.S. government with external partners.” She was also the “chief representative to the White House, Congress, National Security Commission on AI, and other intergovernmental stakeholders.” Prior to this role, Tame was a senior advisor for the under secretary of defense for intelligence and security.
Shortly after leaving government, Tame became a senior advisor and public sector advisory council member at Clarifai, a Delaware-based artificial intelligence firm founded in 2013. Clarifai’s corporate partners include major defense contractors BAE Systems, CACI International, and Palantir. Clarifai also partnered with the Defense Department on Project Maven, a controversial AI initiative launched in 2017 for which the firm has reportedly received millions of dollars in contracts.
“Jacqueline brings to Clarifai her very unique expertise — not only shaping DoD technology policy, but also implementing repeatable, outcome-based AI programs,” wrote Clarifai CEO and founder Matthew Zeiler. He added that she “is one of the few people that has successfully worked with Congress to define and fund the US government’s AI policy.“
Tame did not respond to a POGO request for comment.
Acting Deputy Director,
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)
Senior Advisor and Public Sector Advisory Council Member,