While innovation has always been at the heart of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), the rapid and disruptive influx of artificial intelligence (AI) represents a true inflection point for the GEOINT tradecraft. AI presents unprecedented opportunity to transform the productivity, capacity, and capability of the GEOINT workforce. But how do we prepare for such a seismic shift?
Federal, State, and Local government IT leaders are quickly scaling work from home support to unprecedented levels, despite many organizations lacking needed infrastructure and security controls for a perimeterless work environment.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Federal agencies is a complex network of people, processes, and services. It requires high-performance computing, best-in-class networking, and maximum storage capacity. And, with so much data to quickly aggregate, manage, and analyze across devices, agencies, and locations dispersed geographically around world, agencies will need to: Identify and build a robust AI […]
While 81 percent of Federal IT decisions makers say their agency already uses multiple cloud platforms, the majority also say managing a multi-cloud environment will be one of their agency’s top challenges over the next five years. What steps should agencies take to better prepare for their multi-cloud future?
MeriTalk surveyed registrants from the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit to understand how IT managers assess the value of their current data centers, what factors they consider when moving a data center, and the most common excuses they hear for keeping outdated data centers open.
The Federal government isn’t alone in the race to cloud adoption – state and local government (SLG) agencies are hitting the track as well. SLG IT managers know cloud must be central to their strategy as they look to pick up the pace on modernization efforts.
“Never trust; always verify,” is emerging as the new slogan for information security in a cloud-based world. At its core is Zero Trust – the idea that access to agency resources should be restricted until the user has proven their identity and access permissions, and the device has passed a security profile check.
Seven years after its inception, how is DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program performing? We surveyed more than 160 Federal and industry CDM stakeholders to understand their experiences with the program and recommendations for its future direction.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption continues to gain momentum as organizations invest time and money into initial explorations and implementations. But do IT professionals believe AI is ready for their top mission-critical tasks? What will it take to fully prepare organizations for AI?
Between February’s executive order (EO) and March’s launch of AI.gov, the administration has made it clear – artificial intelligence (AI) is not a concept of the far-off future, but something that’s happening in Federal agencies, state and local governments, and higher education institutions today.
As Federal agencies look to improve and accelerate IT modernization, the FITARA scorecard offers a snapshot of their efforts – it is the CIO report card. And while every agency would like to raise their grade, some struggle due to challenges with budgets, culture, and a focus on day-to-day results.
Between February’s AI Executive Order, the creation of the Select Committee on AI, the launch of AI.gov, and a proposed $850 million toward AI research and development in the White House’s FY2020 budget, it’s clear the Federal government sees power and potential in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
Through the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, all non-sensitive government data assets must be made available as open, machine-readable data. And as Federal agencies work towards implementing this mandate, Chief Data Officers (CDOs) must lead the way.
Keeping up with – or preferably ahead of – advances in technology is absolutely necessary for those involved in government IT. MeriTalk features not only the latest research affecting federal technology, but also more in-depth studies that examine how those developments are likely to impact the government IT realm.
MeriTalk federal IT research covers a variety of subjects, including how to make the best use of Big Data, the safest use of cloud computing, and other cybersecurity topics that affect all government agencies.