GovernmentCIO: Federal Procurement Chief Calls on Industry Partners for AI and Cloud Adoption

“There is a huge opportunity for artificial intelligence and cloud computing to accelerate modernizing federal government systems, but the government has to collaborate effectively with industry to enhance innovation, according to the federal procurement chief.”

“Michael Wooten, who was appointed as the administrator of the Office of the Procurement Policy last month, touched on the two technologies — reinforcing federal strategies set forth by the White House’s AI Initiative and Federal Data Strategy of the President’s Management Agenda — during a FedInsider event Sept. 17.”

“Automated technologies are defined by the federal government as ‘machine-based approaches to performing tasks that replicate or augment human-cognition,’ Wooten said. Specifically, the biggest opportunities for the federal government are in RPA, machine learning, natural processing and image recognition, he said.”

“Various federal agencies like the Defense Department and the Department of Health and Human Services have already laid out successful AI strategies and have implemented automation to increase workflow efficiency, he said. But to improve harnessing these tech-solutions, ‘We need to spark innovation of AI that includes small business to the maximum extent possible,’ he suggested.”

“Transferring data to the cloud should also allow agencies to share information to service providers more easily, though cloud service providers have to work with the federal government to improve data management practices, Wooten said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Federal Procurement Chief Calls on Industry Partners for AI and Cloud Adoption – By Faith Ryan, September 23, 2019. GovernmentCIO.

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