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Benefits of Contract Management Automation in Government Procurement

In many state and local government organizations, contract management is a manual process that is often cumbersome to oversee. Employees often feel overwhelmed trying to track deliverables and payments and ensure compliance. Manual contract management leads to delays and inefficiencies in procurement processes, resulting in missed opportunities to identify and acquire the right products or services at the best possible cost, which wastes taxpayer dollars.

5 Benefits of Applying AI to Public Sector Processes: Lessons from Parks and Recreation's Pawnee

The business of governance is not easy. Public sector organizations face a range of obstacles from corruption to lack of transparency to red tape—obstacles that have the potential to erode public trust in institutions and hinder economic development. That’s probably why, in virtually every country around the world, popular culture lampoons the intricacies of government bureaucracy.

The Snowflake Government & Education Data Cloud

In order to deliver on their missions, public agencies and departments must modernize IT to improve citizen services, streamline operational inefficiencies, drive research and innovation, and enable data collaboration across and beyond organizational lines. Unfortunately, the ability of public sector organizations to generate value from data is hindered by several challenges, including technical delays caused by legacy IT infrastructure, policy roadblocks, and institutional status quos. The public sector needs a protected, scalable, and flexible platform to centralize, govern, and securely share mission-critical data.

Top Trends in AI for Federal Government

AI is emerging as an important tool for meeting the mission at federal government agencies. It can add efficiency and aid decision-making by: Many government agencies are already using AI processes. Below are some important use cases for AI in federal government: And that’s just a small sample of the ways federal agencies are using AI. Thousands more use cases have been identified related to national security, healthcare, transportation, and more.

Top Data + AI Predictions for the Public Sector in 2024

Governments collect more data than any other type of entity on the planet, yet their ability to use data to serve citizens more effectively has always been limited. Regulatory compliance, budgetary constraints, reliance on legacy systems and internal resistance to change all play a role. That’s why when it comes to adopting new technologies, public agencies tend to lag behind the private sector by 18 to 24 months—and often longer.

Optimizing the Value of AI Solutions for the Public Sector

Without a doubt, 2023 has shaped up to be generative AI’s breakout year. Less than 12 months after the introduction of generative AI large language models such as ChatGPT and PaLM, image generators like Dall-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion, and code generation tools like OpenAI Codex and GitHub CoPilot, organizations across every industry, including government, are beginning to leverage generative AI regularly to increase creativity and productivity.

Sharing Applications across the DoD to Get Programs Fielded Faster

The US government software modernization policy encourages federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), to leverage investments already made in application development and authorizations to operate (ATOs). The goal of repurposing existing, working applications is to enable agencies to reduce development time and costs by leveraging software that has been purchased and implemented by another team.

Navigating 2024: A Roadmap for State and Local Digital Transformation

Digital government and digital services are the top priorities for state governments, according to the recently published National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Top 10 Policy and Technology Priorities for 2024. Tied for first place is cybersecurity and risk management, followed by legacy application modernization.

FedRAMP High Authorization on AWS GovCloud (US-West and US-East) Expands Snowflake's Commitment to Serving the Public Sector

It’s a milestone moment for Snowflake to have achieved FedRAMP High authorization on the AWS GovCloud (US-West and US-East Regions) . This authorization, from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), is one of the most rigorous security endorsements a cloud service provider (CSP) can achieve.

Enhance State Government IT Solutions with Data Fabric Integration

Too many legacy systems. It’s something we hear from government agencies all the time. And you’ve heard this complaint too, no doubt. But the risk-averse nature of government organizations combined with a fear of disruption makes them reluctant to take on a wholesale modernization effort. What if they don’t have to, though? What if there’s a better way?