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Embedding AI in tech modernization plans

COMMENTARY | Opportunities exist to accelerate AI adoption across government and use tools like the FITARA Scorecard to ensure effective implementation.

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Why AI localization makes sense

COMMENTARY | Localization supports faster response times and more intelligent interactions between users and systems.

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Checking in on digital government in China

COMMENTARY | Steve Kelman writes that an online system for registering complaints and comments about government services has its roots in China's imperial past.

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The new March Madness

COMMENTARY | The 2024 budget has yet to pass halfway through the fiscal year.

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Slowing fraud requires executive order on digital theft

COMMENTARY | It’s well past time the public sector builds a digital identity ecosystem that works for everyone.

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How a Biden order intended to protect Americans' privacy could actually harm it

COMMENTARY | The order will not stop the flow of data abroad because it does not limit the flood of constant, ubiquitous data collection.

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Trusted data is the heart of trustworthy AI

COMMENTARY | AI systems are only as good as the data they are trained on -- that’s why a proper data management strategy is the key to success.

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How government organizations can get started with generative AI today

COMMENTARY | It may take time to fully embrace generative AI in a trusted and transparent manner, but that shouldn’t stop organizations from taking action now.

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Touching base with some young contracting officers

COMMENTARY | Steve Kelman connects with up-and-coming federal procurement officials.

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Japan is now the 5th country to land on the Moon – the technology used will lend itself to future lunar missions

COMMENTARY | It’s Japan’s first lunar landing – making it only the fifth country in the world to successfully land on the Moon.

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Connecting researchers and legislators can lead to policies that reflect scientific evidence

COMMENTARY | Legislators make policy based on the information at hand, which isn’t always the latest scientific findings.

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Reining in AI means figuring out which regulation options are feasible, both technically and economically

COMMENTARY | One form of regulating AI is watermarking its output – the equivalent of AI signing its work.

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Data brokers know everything about you – what FTC case against ad tech giant Kochava reveals

COMMENTARY | Kochava’s secretive data acquisition and AI-aided analytics practices are commonplace in the global location data market.

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How federal agencies can accelerate IT systems modernization with AI

AI can explain older programming languages, assist in developing new code and expedite vulnerability remediation.

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Unleashing 'Evidence 2.0'

Commentary | The power of data linkages in evidence-based policymaking

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3 ways that generative AI can help transform human services

COMMENTARY | Generative AI can help government workers complete time-consuming administrative tasks, address gaps in agency operations, reduce wait times and improve language translation services.

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3 guardrails for sustainable AI implementation in the public sector

COMMENTARY | Starting with low-risk use cases can help build best practices while avoiding more significant pitfalls such as data leakages and security vulnerabilities.

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4 steps to prepare for the coming quantum onslaught

In 2024, governments must take the lead in acknowledging and addressing the quantum threat.