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Digital Engagement: Improving Outcomes for Foster Children

and October 11th, 2018

The opportunities for digital engagement in today’s world are endless and the child welfare field should explore every possibility. In child welfare, technology can now replace paperwork with tools that make it easier to communicate with children, capturing key information needed to understand the situation and protect those at risk. Other digital tools can make it easier to create and maintain the life records so important to the care, development and well-being of children.

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Hybrid Models are Key to Driving Innovation within Public Sector Organizations

October 10th, 2018

How can governments shift their business models—without disrupting service—to achieve efficiencies and improve services while reducing costs? The “rip and replace” initiatives of the past 15 years had very high failure rates. Recent research on large institutions, including government, indicates that the emerging models will be enabled by a technical architecture that is a hybrid of two models—analog and digital; integrating long proven, reliable data and application modules with user-design focused digital enabled business processes. This is the essential shifting from “e-government” to the era of the “digital citizen.”

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Reliable Interdiction

October 9th, 2018

Of the millions of people, organizations and activities comprising our world today, which ones represent potential threats that merit interdiction? Selecting the wrong ones wastes precious resources and impedes lawful activities. But the consequences of overlooking real threats is even worse. The public expects to be kept 100% safe against such threats, but has little tolerance for intrusive intervention into their own lawful activities. Dealing with this “Catch 22” is a key challenge for all enforcement agencies – whether law enforcement, border enforcement, child protection, taxation, or others charged with protecting the public.

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Using Technology to Aid the Opioid Crisis’ Innocent Victims

and September 11th, 2018

Fear of sharing confidential information is the most cited roadblock to using technology to address the current wave of opioid crisis. But secure information sharing happens every day in areas like national security. The crisis warrants use of equivalent cybersecurity controls to manage risk. Our nation is in a war with opioids, why not arm ourselves with every available weapon?

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The Yin and Yang of Public Cloud

April 5th, 2018

The cloud presents compelling opportunities for plan-driven, traditional Federal government CIOs (the yin view) wanting to rigorously manage and govern their IT portfolios. CIOs who have gotten their arms around their data centers and IT operations think of public cloud as limitless compute, storage and network capacity. In establishing their hybrid IT strategies, these CIOs see public cloud as a means to avoid technology refreshes; cleverly address disaster recovery needs; deal with seasonal surge demand; and quickly spin up sandboxes.

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Unanticipated Difficulties Moving to the Cloud?

March 26th, 2018

In the Unisys IT Modernization Revolution survey of September 2017 that polled 200 federal IT decision makers, we found that government IT leaders are experiencing a number of significant challenges while attempting to drive IT modernization across their agencies. As you’d expect, adoption of cloud computing is a major modernization priority.

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