IT Modernization

Pennsylvania Becomes First State to Use Automated System to Expunge Criminal Records

After passing the country’s first ‘clean slate’ bill, Pennsylvania is debuting a system that will automatically clear the records of all who are eligible.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Want Government to Help Workers Prepare for Automation

Senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would require the Labor Department to analyze the impacts of automation and prepare workers for a tech-driven job market.

Emerging Tech

How the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Ditching Hand-coding Data

Using some DIY-attitude and machine learning tools, BLS figured out how to automate 85% of its survey workload.

CIO Briefing

OPM Offers Reskilling and Workforce Tools to Agency Heads

The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to prepare for the workforce of the future.

CIO Briefing

Federal CIO Says OMB is ‘Working Aggressively’ on Automation Policy

The agency is tapping some of the government’s top scientific investigators to help produce the new strategy.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Software Assurance

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to build tools that determine what security criteria certain systems must meet and check whether they hit that threshold.

Ideas

It’s Time for a National Digital Strategy

And its focus should be to drive simplified citizen interactions across government.

IT Modernization

Survey: Agencies Still Rely Largely on Manual Business Processes

A recent survey found agencies’ efforts to modernize business processes are immature.

IT Modernization

What’s Hot In Federal Tech, Per GSA’s IT Category Lead

Bill Zielinski, head of the Information Technology Category, shares the trends he’s seeing in federal IT through thousands of ongoing acquisitions governmentwide.

Emerging Tech

One Defense Agency is Building a Bot Army

And it's saving the department hundreds of thousands of work hours a year, a defense official said.

Emerging Tech

How GSA Is Helping the Government Embrace Automation

The agency, which plans to have more than two dozen bots deployed by the end of the year, is standing up a community of practice around the technology.

IT Modernization

NSF Kicks Off Final Phase of Workforce Reskilling App Competition

The Career Compass Challenge aims to build an app that matches feds to the tech jobs based on their current skills and interests.

IT Modernization

The State of Tech Modernization

Will 2019 be the year federal IT breaks into the 21st century?

IT Modernization

OPM Wants AI Bots To Decipher Government Legalese

The agency wants natural language processing bots that any employee can customize and deploy without significant tech skills.

Emerging Tech

IRS Turns to Automation Amid Shrinking Workforce

The tax agency is preparing to launch a bot that would reduce a critical contracting compliance measure from multiple hours to two minutes.

Ideas

Are Government Robots Coming For Your Job?

The government’s goal right now is to promote its robot employees to higher tasks.

CIO Briefing

Expunging Criminal Records Offers Clear Benefits—But Few People Take Advantage

New research finds that automatic expungement of nonviolent criminal records could be a boon for eligible offenders, but few apply when the process is complicated.