Amid a tumultuous threat landscape, state and local government (SLG) IT leaders are warning that their organizations’ cybersecurity preparedness is putting citizen data at risk, according to new research from MeriTalk, underwritten by Invicti, Keeper, Recorded Future and ServiceNow.
Federal IT leaders seeking to expand the government’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) are encountering significant workforce challenges, with the vast majority saying their technology teams lack critical AI skills, according to new MeriTalk research.
MeriTalk’s inaugural MerITocracy American Innovation Forum in July brought together congressional, administration, and business leaders to address crucial issues about technological advancements, public policy, and democracy.
Automating and digitizing how government does business has become the unstoppable force for improving service to citizens, and DocuSign is lining up some of the most creative IT leaders in the Federal arena to help explain the next chapter in tech-driven gains on September 13 in Washington, D.C.
Through the President’s Management Agenda Vision, the administration has put a spotlight on customer service in Federal government agencies. Fortunately, as agencies modernize their information technology (IT), they can employ technological solutions such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to transform the customer experience.
In a recent MeriTV “IT In Depth” episode, Robert Costello, Chief Information Officer at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Bill Wright, Splunk’s Director of Public Sector Affairs, said new event logging requirements pose a series of complicated tests for Federal IT managers. The mandates stem from the August 2021 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo M-21-31, which outlines a four-tier system for logging events and describes logs on Federal information systems as “invaluable” in fighting cyber threats.
Federal agencies and their Federal Systems Integrator (FSI) partners are considering how to tap into artificial intelligence (AI) to advance their missions. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is calling on Federal leaders to double research and development spending on AI, to $32 billion by Fiscal Year 2026. As with any new technology, there is uncertainty on the best way to move from pilot projects in the lab to fully implemented production solutions.
What are the essential elements of innovation partnerships between government and the private sector to harness the technology that can tackle the toughest problems facing America? On July 21 – we’re going to find out. The countdown to MerITocracy 2022: American Innovation Forum is on.