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San Mateo, CA – February 22, 2022 CalypsoAI Labs and the Secretary of the Air Force / Concepts, Development, Management (SAF/CDM) were selected by AFWERX, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s innovation arm, for a TACFI award. This $1.5 million contract builds on CalypsoAI’s work with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to develop technologies for securing AI through Test, Evaluation, Verification, and Validation (TEVV). 

“CalypsoAI is proud to continue its work with the Air Force, which continues to lead on ensuring AI systems are robust, secure, and trustworthy,” said Neil Serebryany, CEO of CalypsoAI. “SAF/CDM’s focus on testing has enabled us to show, together, that safe AI adoption is possible.”

The TACFI award will focus on expanding user engagement of CalypsoAI’s product, VESPR Validate, which will enable CalypsoAI to continue accelerating the deployment of safe and secure AI across the USAF with rigorous TEVV capabilities. 

About CalypsoAI

Based in Silicon Valley, California, CalypsoAI is the market leader in AI/ML test and evaluation (T&E) technologies. CalypsoAI was founded by DARPA, NASA, and DoD veterans to help the national security community solve operational AI problems. Currently, most organizations develop AI without standard T&E tooling, leading to AI of unknown quality and risk, impeding trust and creating barriers to AI adoption. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of AI solutions through rigorous testing and validation. By providing decision-makers with confidence in the real-world performance and robustness of their AI solutions, CalypsoAI empowers users to move AI from the sidelines to the center of their mission. More information is available at


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