Category: Applications

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 […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Federal website performance continues to lag

November 29, 2017

Via: FCW

Americans depend on more than 4,500 federal websites to access critical government services and information, but a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation finds of 91 percent of the most popular agency websites are failing to perform well […]

Applications, Infrastructure

GSA looks for possible DUNS replacements

October 27, 2017

Via: FCW

For the second time in 2017, the General Services Administration is requesting feedback on ways to reduce its reliance on the proprietary business entity identifier system it uses to keep track of government contracts. GSA posted a request for information […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Trump Moves to Make Telemedicine More Accessible for Veterans

September 17, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The department of Veterans Affairs is unveiling a new initiative to greatly increase the use of telemedicine for veterans across the country. President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, have announced the rollout of a new app designed […]

Applications, Infrastructure

9 warning signs of bad IT architecture

August 9, 2017

Via: CIO

Chances are someone at some point spent countless brain cycles planning your organization’s IT architecture before handing the grand plan off to someone else to build it out, and then to someone else to maintain it as your computing environment […]

Applications, Infrastructure

How the Department of Energy Can Bring Another 40 Years of Innovation

August 4, 2017

Via: Fortune

Forty years ago, with the stroke of a pen, President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation that created the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), an agency that touches each and every American’s life. This happened in the midst of the energy […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Missouri and Arizona join forces on water safety compliance wizard

July 21, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Arsenic, lead, E. coli, carcinogens — all of these can contaminate the water supply following state and federal compliance failure. To prevent this and protect residents, Missouri and Arizona have partnered on a new online portal to help cities decipher […]

Applications, Infrastructure

OPM’s IT authorization process a ‘material weakness,’ IG says

July 11, 2017

Via: FCW

An IT security decision made around the time of the discovery of the devastating 2015 hack of Office of Personnel Management systems continues to have “a significant negative impact on the agency,” according to a watchdog report. In April 2015, […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Is government ready for AI?

July 10, 2017

Via: FCW

Artificial intelligence is helping the Army keep its Stryker armored vehicles in fighting shape. Army officials are using IBM’s Watson AI system in combination with onboard sensor data, repair manuals and 15 years of maintenance data to predict mechanical problems […]