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Showcasing emerging drone technology at the DXC Technology 600

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The DXC Technology 600 was held on Saturday, June 9, under the lights of the Texas Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon took the checkered flag even though about 3,000 local DXC employees, clients, family, and friends were cheering for the DXC-sponsored car, driven by Simon Pagenaud, who finished 2nd. But this race had a lot more […]

NIST updates cybersecurity framework

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It’s been a long time coming. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released version 1.1 of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, or affectionatey called the Cybersecurity Framework. The initial framework was created to help organizations that operate critical infrastructure better secure their digital assets. These industries include energy, […]

Why artificial intelligence needs real empathy

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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have the potential to become both smarter than humans and smart in ways we’re not. I anticipate that AI will quickly bring tremendous benefits to both citizens and the government. Even so, today’s AI systems lack the capacity to understand and share the feelings of others. In short, AI systems lack […]

DXC at SXSW: Discovering what citizens want from digital government services globally

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Recently I had the pleasure of attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. I went there to work with SAP Hybris to conduct research on how public sector organisations can better invest in digital solutions. SXSW is not your ordinary conference. The event, which takes over downtown Austin each year, is a […]

OPM provides guidance to address cybersecurity skills gap

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It’s hard to find (read: near impossible) an organization that thinks it has all the cybersecurity expertise that it needs. Whether it’s finding good CISOs, cloud security architects, application security experts, or whatever — finding skilled cybersecurity talent is one of the biggest challenges that face technology teams today. Recently, the human resource department of […]

Six common government IT anti-patterns and how to fix them

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An anti-pattern is a common but poor solution to a recurring problem. Think of it in terms of this old joke: During an annual physical exam, a patient gestures and then says to the doctor, “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” The doctor replies, “Don’t do that.” This old joke parallels many conversations I’ve […]

Cap sur l’e-gouvernement en Europe

Connectées – Brève #2 L’Estonie a pris la présidence du Conseil de l’Union européenne en juillet 2017, pour 6 mois. Pionnier de l’administration électronique, le petit État Balte compte inciter les autres pays européens à suivre son exemple. L’administration française, bien engagée dans l’application de l’e-gouvernement, a encore de nombreux projets à réaliser pour en […]

Viaggio nelle politiche digitali: la tabella di marcia della trasformazione

Se osserviamo le tre zone principali di cambiamento che ho risaltato nel mio ultimo articolo — posti di lavoro moderni e collaborativi, infrastrutture di Cloud ibrido e il servizio integrato di gestione — salta alla vista un modello d’adozione: Primo passo — Spostare il nucleo su piattaforme cloud per ridurre sostanzialmente i costi. Utilizzare il […]

Hoja de ruta hacia el gobierno digital

Observando las tres áreas de cambio descritas en anteriores posts; espacios de trabajo modernos, infraestructura de nube híbrida y gestión integrada de servicios, podemos reconocer el mismo patrón de adopción, en tres pasos: Paso 1: Cambiar los factores de la ecuación y llevar el núcleo de las TI hacia  plataformas Cloud, para reducir sustancialmente los […]

Innover pour améliorer la qualité de l’air

Connectées – Brève #1   Enjeu majeur de santé publique, le recueil de mesures en vue de la préservation de la qualité de l’air suscite depuis plusieurs années des actions de niveau national. L’actualité de ces derniers mois est à ce titre marquée par le fait que l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement […]