3 Government Tech Trends Shaping The Federal Market

The United States government is contending with evolving adversaries in a global race for advanced technology. As competition intensifies, it’s clear that modernization is no longer an option, but a requirement. Now, federal leaders are working to simultaneously harness the power of emerging technologies while modernizing its outdated legacy systems in order to avoid being outpaced and ensure operational continuity.

Here are three technology trends that government officials are prioritizing today:

Cloud

Cloud technology has been at the forefront of government technology for the past few years. Now, as agencies adapt to the reality of cloud migration, leaders are embracing hybrid multi-cloud environments instead of sticking to a single cloud service provider. 

“Do not get locked into a vendor,” warned Jamie Holcombe, chief information officer for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, during the Potomac Officers Club’s CIO Summit in May. “Cloud services should be a commodity,” he added.

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The Department of Defense’s multi-cloud environment effort, the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, is underway, and DOD officials are planning to award contracts to cloud providers later this year.

Data Sharing

Federal agencies receive massive amounts of data from a myriad of sources, sensors and endpoints. In recent years, organizations have realized that this data is critical for informing decisions, predicting vulnerabilities and increasing operational efficiency. 

Today, the U.S. military is working to enhance its command and control capabilities by improving its data sharing across services and with its mission partners. The DOD is in the process of building a mission partner environment that will help accelerate progress on its Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative.

AI in Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks are on the rise, and hackers are growing more sophisticated. To protect against these threats, organizations are using artificial intelligence tools in their cyber operations. AI can rapidly sift through data to detect vulnerabilities and potential threats; the data processing capabilities that AI enables also ultimately empower human operators and data analysts to make data-driven cybersecurity decisions.

To learn more about the technology innovations driving the government market today, join GovCon Wire Events for its Innovative and Emerging Technologies Forum on July 20. David Shive, CIO for the General Services Administration, is scheduled to keynote. Register here.

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