Category: Applications

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

New DHS center to address cyber gaps

August 1, 2018

Via: FCW

The leader of the Department of Homeland Security called on the federal government and private-sector firms to “crowdsource” defense of U.S. critical infrastructure as the threat of cyber attacks surpasses that of another monumental physical attack. “Cyber threat collectively now […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure

Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

July 2, 2018

Via: FCW

Charles Rettig, the Trump administration’s pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency’s legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges. If confirmed, Rettig, a tax attorney, will face the […]

Applications, Infrastructure

DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

June 18, 2018

Via: FCW

When it comes to IT acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security wants what most every agency wants: to get things done faster, cheaper and with more oversight. William Pratt, the director of strategic technology management in DHS’ Office of the […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement

June 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause. As artificial intelligence enters all aspects of our everyday lives, we must contend with the potential social, economic, and managerial consequences of large-scale […]

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts

May 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Up to $50 million up for grabs in smart infrastructure contest

May 2, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Venture Smarter, a technology consulting company that’s running a contest for advanced infrastructure plans, announced last week it has lined up $50 million in prize money. That sum, made up of direct financing from private investment firms and grant support, […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure

IRS systems crash on tax day

April 18, 2018

Via: FCW

The IRS electronic filing system crashed in the early-morning hours of tax filing deadline day, the acting head of the tax agency announced in a congressional hearing. The crash affected the transmission of tax payments from paid providers and tax […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Verizon Is Spending Part of Its Tax Cut to Boost STEM Education

April 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

Verizon Communications, among the biggest beneficiaries of the corporate tax cut this year, said it would double its commitment to fostering science, technology, and engineering education (STEM) in schools that lack such resources. The telecom giant will donate $400 million […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Can AI help simplify federal acquisition?

January 10, 2018

Via: FCW

For all the mystery still surrounding the future of artificial intelligence, some early governmental uses could help federal workers and contractors navigate acquisition regulations to make federal purchasing less complex. A new joint report from the Partnership for Public Service […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Pentagon boosts emerging tech spend

December 5, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense spent $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2017 on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence technologies, according to a recent report by public-sector contracting analytics firm Govini. That represents a 32 percent increase since 2012, with […]