Is the Procurement Process a Proxy for Actual Results?

Andrew McMahon, now atDCode42, worked in the Obama Administration on technology policy and building sustainable innovation in government. Here, he examines what inhibits government from effectively building and buying modern technology. Unsurprisingly, procurement processes play a key role. Some agencies, like DHS, make a space for emerging technology to be adopted to meet key program needs, he says.

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NASA to Offer Administrative Bots-as-a-Service

Imagine pushing a button to send an army of unseen bots to handle the drudgery of your job. Filling out forms, passing information among groups, handling sign-offs, that sort of thing. Then imagine that you could buy such an army as a service from another agency that has to follow the same regulations and receives the same kind of oversight as yours.

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