Government Tech Pros Predict AI, Cyber Rule in 2024

December 23, 2023
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According to executives from top IT and service vendors in the Federal government, artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be a major focus in government tech in 2024. AI has the potential to transform government operations and improve health, safety, national security, and citizen services. The recent AI executive order is seen as a step in the right direction to promote safe, secure, and trustworthy AI. In the coming year, agencies are expected to better understand, invest in, and apply AI-specific solutions to their agency needs.

The availability and quality of training data are crucial for making AI intelligent, and having the correct data at the right time while protecting it will be critical for maintaining a cyber edge. AI will continue to advance and shape the future for defense agencies, and edge intelligence is also becoming increasingly sophisticated and useful in the field. The Federal government and the private sector will focus on AI policy and implementation for government agencies.

Cybersecurity will also be a key focus in 2024, particularly around zero trust strategies. The Federal government needs to see an increase in funding for cybersecurity, as cybercrime is expected to increase and become more aggressive. With devastating attacks impacting major organizations, cybersecurity will be at the forefront of constituents’ minds.

In terms of the technology workforce, there is a growing skills gap that requires a different approach to evaluating talent and hiring resources for cybersecurity and AI roles. Hiring practices will need to change to consider the person holistically, not just their track record and previous work experience. Upskilling individuals with potential will be essential.

Federal agencies need to continue migrating to cloud services to streamline and accelerate technologies. Container-based applications will provide agencies with a complete data storage infrastructure solution for delivering premier citizen services. There is also a growing focus on sustainability, with agencies taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency.

In conclusion, AI, cybersecurity, workforce development, cloud services, and sustainability are key focus areas for government tech in 2024. These areas will shape government operations and improve service

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