States' unemployment systems are failing their stress test

The decades-old systems states use to process unemployment-benefits applications are faltering under the sudden burst of demand.

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The agency needed to process a lot of data about infection counts in areas where it runs federal buildings. Robotic process automation (RPA) cut down a lot of repetitive, manual work that humans were doing.

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A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.

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Independent resolutions in the House and Senate don't specify what technology might be used in each chamber, respectively.

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Remote access technologies are, by nature, exposed to more external cyberthreats.

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One Department of Energy office plans to implement a staggered work schedule to reduce the strain on its systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"With the increase in telework capability comes an increase in attack surface for our adversaries,” says Essye Miller of the CIO's office. "They are already taking advantage of the situation."

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A new research project called Artificial Social Intelligence for Successful Teams (ASIST) holds the immodest goal of figuring out how to imbue machines with social intelligence.

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“What we have to get away from is ... 'human in the loop,' or sometimes 'the human is the loop,'” said Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy.

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While the technology isn't new, agencies' use of it is just beginning to take off.

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The Army is bringing AI to the battlefield with a new system developed to improve threat-detection through computer vision and other real-time data analysis.

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