This is interesting - the White House is elevating the idea of using public-private partnerships to advance AI research and the development to a strategic goal. 

Other countries have been stressing these sorts of partnerships for AI over the last few years, and now the U.S. is formally recognizing the importance both sectors play and the partnership is key - more important than the typical 'arms-length vendor/provider' relationship we've been pursuing. The use of the P3 model is obviously expanding - keep an eye out.