Emerging Tech

Automatic Government

This Nextgov ebook examines how agencies employ automation and other variants of artificial intelligence software to improve service delivery and mission outcomes.

Emerging Tech

Survey: 2 in 3 IT Workers Say Automation Aided Productivity During COVID-19

More than half of those surveyed believe automation software boosted productivity during the pandemic.

Data

National Archives Wants to Use AI to Improve ‘Unsophisticated Search’ and Create ‘Self-Describing Records’

The National Archives and Records Administration wants to automate its records management processes to limit manual metadata tagging while improving the search function.

Emerging Tech

Federal Shared Services Provider Needs a System to ID Bots in Its Data Center

One of the four central financial service providers wants to use more robotic process automation in its data centers but needs to be able to track those bots—and any potential malicious bots creeping in, as well.

IT Modernization

Pilot IRS Will Shift Focus to Key Technologies in 2021 Solicitations

Forthcoming solicitations will center on digitizing paper and poor-quality documents, high-speed scanning and automation tools.

Emerging Tech

Regulators Want to Know How Financial Institutions Use AI and How They’re Mitigating Risks

Five federal agencies will publish a request for information Wednesday seeking feedback on 17 specific questions.

Emerging Tech

FEMA’s Acquisition Office Aims to Embrace More Bots and Automation

A recently released matrix highlights a few RPA-driven improvements the agency might pursue.

Ideas

How Forward-Thinking Investments Will Build the Future of Digital Government

To succeed, governments must create long-term integrated plans that encompass enterprise architecture, funding and policy support.

Ideas

The Role AI Plays in Safeguarding Government Data

Government agencies need to pivot to better filter and monitor incoming threats and data with velocity, efficiency and optimization.

Emerging Tech

GSA Awards $800M Contract to Support Internal Use of Emerging Tech

While the General Services Administration usually works on helping other agencies buy emerging technologies, the new DIGIT contract looks to support internal modernization efforts.

Emerging Tech

GSA Releases Draft of New Government IT Services Contract Polaris

The draft request for proposals focuses on IT services and emerging technology offerings from three classes of small business.

Ideas

Artificial Intelligence Begins to Realize Its Potential

Here's a look at some interesting projects, like one that helps programmers maintain and update COBOL.

Emerging Tech

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.

Ideas

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Ideas

The Chinese MSS Is Attacking Us with Our Own Tools

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

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