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Booz Allen’s Josh Sullivan: Agencies Should Assess Goals, Involve Employees to Advance AI Adoption

Josh Sullivan, senior vice president of analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has said there are three steps government agencies should consider when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence and one is to assess their goals relative to AI. “All AI projects need to connect to the …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Can Contracts Be Awarded Without Pricing?

Since the enactment of the Competition in Contracting Act in 1984, price has been an essential element of every contract awarded by the Federal Government under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, along with technical capability and (more recently) past performance. In addition, before making an award, every contracting officer must determine …

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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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Wells Fargo Report: Investors Seek Additional Financial Data on Gov’t Services Sector

A report by Wells Fargo Securities says that while investors like to see the growth and visibility of the government services industry, they also want more information to help them differentiate private sector players holding large contracts. WFS analysts Ed Caso and Justin Donati noted in the report the nature …

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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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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: For a Long Life, Be Named “Key Personnel”

For services contracts, the government understandably wants to know who will be performing the work they require. They frequently ask for staffing plans to assess the contractors’ understanding of the work to be performed. And they often ask bidders and contract holders to detail the individuals who will work on …

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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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Alan Chvotkin from the Professional Services Council Reviews Cases Involving Protests of Contract Awards

In his debut column, Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, analyzes two recent cases involving the government contracting selection process. In each case contractors protested what they considered were flawed methods in the government’s source selection and filed a protest. Chvotkin reviews the implications …

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