Ideas

Agencies to Security Industry: Automate Cloud Compliance Faster

Cloud providers also want faster, more efficient FedRAMP compliance, and today, this is well in reach.

Emerging Tech

Federal RPA Solutions Have One Thing In Common: No Two Are Alike

Robotic process automation leads from across government and industry met this week to share early lessons learned from efforts to automate federal agencies.

Ideas

Worker-Protection Laws Aren't Ready for an Automated Future

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality and advanced monitoring systems have already begun altering workplaces in fundamental ways that may soon become impossible to ignore.

IT Modernization

Leveraging Technology to Clear Criminal Records

Cook County, Illinois, will automatically expunge low-level convictions for marijuana offenses using software from Code for America.

Ideas

The 3 Waves of Accelerating RPA in Government

When it comes time to actually execute RPA, it’s tough to know where to start and how to scale agencywide.

Ideas

How Cities Are Getting Smarter

There isn’t one definition of a smart city technology, but here are places governments are making progress.

Emerging Tech

IRS Doesn’t Have An R&D Shop, So It Built A $7M Procurement Vehicle Instead

The Pilot IRS program is about to issue its first solicitation, offering the agency a new way to automate low-level functions while testing a new acquisition method.

Ideas

How Federal Agencies Can Maximize Productivity—and Save Billions

Automation isn't the stuff of fantasy but agencies should take note of best practices to make sure their projects are successful.

Ideas

How You Can Help Your Agency Put AI to Work Today

AI technology will significantly revolutionize how work is done in the federal workspace and allow us to “scale” human action to critical thinking tasks.

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.