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18 May: The Impact of AI on Proposal Writing

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the landscape of proposal writing, offering a wide range of advantages that extend beyond just automation. Incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) technology into the process of business development, capture, and proposal management is becoming increasingly competitive. It is projected that this year, around half of the government contractors will utilize…

22 Apr: Army Releases First Version of Unified Data Reference Architecture

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Army has released the first version of its Unified Data Reference Architecture (UDRA), service officials announced during the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium. UDRA will address the challenge of improving the Army’s current data architecture, which is “complex and focused on networks, systems and message protocols for moving and…

20 Mar: Federal Agencies’ Return-to-Office Plans

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Many agencies began implementing their planned decreases to telework in fall 2023. But left unsatisfied, the Biden administration has taken a more hardline approach to office reentry. White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients told agency heads that some are “not where they need to be” on office reentry. A few agencies, however, have…

25 Feb: CIO-SP4 Lawsuits Continue To Pile Up

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) More companies have gone to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims with complaints over how the $50 billion IT vehicle is being managed. The $50 billion CIO-SP4 contract has drawn more protesters at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as four more companies have joined the fray this week. Eight companies in total have…

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22 Jan: 3 Ways That Generative AI Can Transform Human Services

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Generative AI can help government workers complete time-consuming administrative tasks, address gaps in agency operations, reduce wait times and improve language translation services. As we mark the second anniversary of the Biden administration’s Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery, Generative AI is helping reimagine the way that government agencies deliver…

12 Dec: U.S. Army evaluating its relationship with Palantir 

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The U.S. Army is reconsidering its partnership with Palantir over concerns related to data ownership, possibly leading to a significant change in their contract and affecting Palantir’s financials. The revamp indicates a shift towards open-source platforms and less reliance on a single prime contractor. Analysts have responded to these developments with a bearish view…

23 Oct: SAP Barely Moving Needle to Migrate Users off ECC

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Global tech researcher Gartner has found that only 33 percent of SAP users relying on its legacy ECC ERP system have bought or subscribed to licenses to start their transition to S/4HANA. The data from Q2 2023 also showed that while a third of ECC users had failed to buy S/4HANA in any form,…

23 Sep: Experts say AI should write — but not execute — battle plans

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Chatbots can now invent new recipes (with mixed success), plan vacations, or write a budget-conscious grocery list. So what’s stopping them from summarizing secret intelligence or drafting detailed military operations orders? Nothing, in theory, said AI experts from the independent Special Competitive Studies Project. The Defense Department should definitely explore those possibilities, SCSP argues,…

24 Aug: Army Rolls Out New Contract Writing Software System

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, recently launched the Army Contract Writing System, a platform designed to provide the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement with a single enterprise writing and management system to streamline the Army contracting process. The initial user group includes 104 contracting…