Submitted by MKeegan on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 23:33
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:20
Michael J. Keegan
National Labs turn to 3D printing for medical supplies. Fifteen of the Energy Department's 17 national laboratories are consulting with public and private stakeholders to use "additive manufacturing" methods to help make more face masks, face shields and ventilators, Department of Energy Secretary Paul Dabbar said in a March 30 blog post on the agency's website.
Submitted by MKeegan on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:22
As underscored by the public health crisis we are facing today, this world is fraught with uncertainty, and even the best-laid plans can go awry. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of today’s world only ups the ante on the unknown and unexpected. It is within this ever-changing environment, with lives and treasure at stake that government executives must operate, anticipate, and respond. It is also where they find ways to innovate—to improve operations by adopting tools and methods from other sectors.
Submitted by MKeegan on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 16:56
The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. From all indications, the port is preparing for the future today, focusing on safety, efficiency, and sustainability. To do this successfully, the port is developing its digital twin, providing real-time situational awareness of all things static, moving, human-driven, or autonomous, pulling together all the geographic, sensor, and real-time information to provide port personnel a complete and current view of port activities.
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:07
Michael J. Keegan
VA health record go-live pushed back to July. The Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying a planned initial deployment of its $16 billion electronic health record project by four months, but is promising added functionality at the go-live date.
Submitted by MKeegan on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:58
The use of artificial and augmented intelligence (AI) in government is expanding as the application of these tools and techniques continue to evolve. Governments are embracing AI for mission critical services that include identifying insider threats, supporting military deployment planning and scheduling, and answering routine questions about services. Agencies are considering additional uses that range from checking compliance with tax laws and regulations to assessing the accessibility of government products and websites.
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:56
Submitted by MKeegan on Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:20
Submitted by MKeegan on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:03
An effective and efficient U.S. federal government requires evidence about where needs are greatest, what works and what does not work, where and how programs could be improved, and how programs of yesterday may no longer be suited for today. Having access to timely, accurate, reliable statistical data enables the federal government to make reasoned and disciplined decisions about where to target resources to get the largest possible return for the American taxpayer. The federal government’s statistical agencies and programs play a vital role in generating that data.