GSA’s coronavirus bot shows how RPA can supplement pandemic response
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.
Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools
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.
The case for remote voting by Congress strengthens as more lawmakers quarantine
Independent resolutions in the House and Senate don't specify what technology might be used in each chamber, respectively.
Assume ‘malicious parties’ are waiting to pounce on telework traffic, NIST tells agencies
Remote access technologies are, by nature, exposed to more external cyberthreats.
Some agencies finding they lack the bandwidth for ‘maximum telework’
One Department of Energy office plans to implement a staggered work schedule to reduce the strain on its systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
DOD networks, under ‘unprecedented’ strain, are more vulnerable to attacks, official says
"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."
DARPA wants to build AI that can be a true teammate
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.
AI needs humans ‘on the loop’ not ‘in the loop’ for nuke detection, general says
“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.
NOAA missions reap the benefits of low-code development as product owners
While the technology isn't new, agencies' use of it is just beginning to take off.
The Army is working on a battlefield AI ‘teammate’ for soldiers
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.