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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Adopt New Toolkits to Harness the Power of AI

David Egts, chief technologist for the North American public sector at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), has said there are several tools that could help government agencies facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence. Those include AI toolkits such as TensorFlow open-source software, predictive analytics tools like Red Hat Insights and AI-based …

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Envistacom Adds Virtualization Platform With Fast Fit Technologies Acquisition

Envistacom has acquired Frederick, Md.-based virtualization technology provider Fast Fit Technologies in a move to offer virtualized communications waveform and data analytics applications to the Department of Defense. Atlanta-based Envistacom said Tuesday it aims to provide a common network infrastructure designed to host virtualized waveform applications that users can access …

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Dell EMC Federal’s Cameron Chehreh: AI-Driven Insights Could Help Agencies Improve Service Quality

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said government agencies should leverage artificial intelligence in order to generate insights from large amounts of data. “By uncovering deeper and more meaningful insights into data, AI supports agencies’ abilities to make decisions that improve the government’s efficiency and …

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FirstNet Surpasses 600K Connections; Used By Over 7,250 Public Safety Agencies Nationwide

FirstNet, a communications platform built by AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), is being used by more than 7,250 public safety agencies with over 600,000 device connections to date, FirstNet announced on Monday. The platform continues to expand its coverage, capacity and capabilities for first responders that …

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NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins: Government Can Harness AI Through Data, Training, Computing Systems

Anthony Robbins, vice president for the North American public sector at NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), has said the federal government should make contributions across data, computing infrastructure and training areas in order to harness the potential of artificial intelligence. Robbins wrote the U.S. government should train engineers in data science and deep …

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UiPath’s Jim Walker: Agencies Could Use Robotic Process Automation as ‘Starting Point’ for AI Adoption

Jim Walker, federal chief technology officer and director of public sector marketing at UiPath, has said government agencies could use robotic process automation as an initial platform to begin investing in artificial intelligence to advance their digital transformation initiatives. Walker wrote that RPA could help agencies improve the delivery of …

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Adobe’s John Landwehr: AI Could Help Agencies Deliver Personalized Citizen Experience

John Landwehr, vice president and public sector chief technology officer at Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE), has said artificial intelligence-driven applications could help government agencies deliver better citizen experience in three ways and one is through content creation. “When AI is designed and optimized with content creation in mind, powerful advances can …

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Acumen Solutions’ Saurabh Verma, Cristina Miller: PaaS Could Help Agencies Transform Citizen Experience

Saurabh Verma and Cristina Miller of Acumen Solutions have said government agencies should adopt platform as a service to quickly develop and deploy mission-impacting applications designed to improve the citizen experience. Verma and Miller wrote in a joint article that PaaS offers agencies more time to focus on innovation since …

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McAleese & Associates: DoD Officials Discuss Missile Defense Priorities at Senate Hearing

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on military defense programs as discussed by Pentagon officials at the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee hearing Wednesday. John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy; Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of Northern Command; Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, director of the Missile …

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McAleese & Associates: Army Officials Discuss Acquisition, Modernization Priorities at Congressional Hearings

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on the U.S. Army’s procurement and modernization plans as discussed by military officials at recent congressional hearings. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, both 2019 Wash100 winners, appeared Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee to discuss the service branch’s …

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