Automation

Universal Service Fund Wants Automation Tools to Help Bring Broadband to Communities in Need

The corporation that manages the fund for the Federal Communications Commission is looking for a contractor to help automate its manual, time-consuming data verification process.

Government Striving for New Ways of Working

Ensuring necessary and equitable access to services will likely mean a hybrid approach of both digital and physical access for citizens.

The Future of Defense Networks

The Defense Department’s taking an enterprise approach to its efforts to protect the government’s most important data and push it to decision-makers on the tactical edge.

VA Turns to Machine Learning to Automate Prescription Workflows

One of the agency’s senior innovation-focused officials also shed light on how additive manufacturing might disrupt modern health care.

The Chinese MSS Is Attacking Us with Our Own Tools

Here’s how to get ahead of the adversary with integrated cyber defenses.

GSA Wants a Feedback Machine to Help Agencies and the Public Navigate Policies

The Office of Governmentwide Policy wants to know the cost and capabilities of platforms that can help manage questions on acquisition, public buildings and government travel.

Leveraging Automation to Ensure Government Supply Chain Health

When we apply these emerging technological capabilities directly to the management of supply chains, the results are powerful and highly impactful.

VA Awards Sole Source Contract to Upgrade, Automate Its COVID-19 Visualization Tool

Contracting officials justified the $1.5 million award by citing a $6 million price tag to fully replace the tool.

IG Finds Legacy System to Blame for Delayed DHS Data Reporting

The system the Federal Emergency Management Agency uses to track a flood insurance program lacks automation, slowing DATA Act-required reporting down.

Universal Service Fund Wants to Automate Verification of High-Cost Telecom, Broadband Areas

The Universal Service Administrative Company is looking at robotic process automation to streamline checks and balances before it subsidizes telephone and internet access in high-cost areas.

Using Automated Security Protocols Reduce the Cost of Data Breaches, Report Says

U.S. agencies lead in adopting security automation and orchestration, an expert said.  

How to Update Agency Security Operations Centers

Evolving IT environments require officials to plan for the next-generation SOCs.

Cloud Adoption Can Be Risky Business—But That’s Not Bad, Officials Say

Permission to fail on smaller projects can help pave the way to successful deployments.

Library of Congress Wants To Try Adding Humans to Automated Processes

The Library of Congress has automated its metadata tagging but wants to reintroduce humans to the process to ensure a level of accuracy and ethics.

Security Clearance Reformers Tout Progress Amid COVID-19

The pandemic pushed adjudicators to conduct more virtual interviews, though that progress might be undone when the crisis passes.