Data is at the core of many initiatives that are transforming our world, and the federal government is one of largest repositories for that data. Collecting, synthesizing, and acting on mountains of data, as part of the overall Federal Data Strategy, helps our government deliver on its mission and serve the public. Yet, the sheer volume of federal data collected requires the power of three technologies — 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) — to work together to accelerate the mission value of data initiatives.
Capturing meaningful data is necessary for any major data initiative. The rise of 5G offers the opportunity to bring even greater amounts of data points from more robustly connected edge devices. As the volume of data is collected, the added elements of automation through AI and ML are required to cull actionable information and reduce overall human error for any major federal data initiative.
The combination of 5G, AI, and ML offers the scope and scalability that federal IT leaders need but hasn’t been achievable at a ubiquitous level. Ultimately, it is about speed to mission value and opening those data points.
Before getting started on any specific federal data initiative, Affigent, an Akima Company, and Dell Technologies offer the following best practices:
Leverage the Power of 3. The faster you can obtain quality data, the faster you’ll get value out of the initiative. 5G connectivity powers the edge devices that will deliver the raw data faster than any other network previously. As the volume of data increases, it is nearly impossible for data scientists to sift through it all without the help of automation solutions. Layer in AI and ML to sift through the data and pull out the information needed to take action.
Use Building Blocks to Scale. Before getting started on a major federal data initiative, reflect on how the project can be used as a scalable building block. For example, when you develop an AI solution and create a machine learning model, consider how can this model be used for complimentary data sets.
Select AI-Ready Tools. Give your data scientists the tools and infrastructure they need to do their job. By creating a toolbox of AI-ready solutions, you can minimize ramp-up time and give your team the flexibility that they need to achieve the mission. This also reduces overall costs while increasing the return on investment.
Experts from Affigent and Dell Technologies understand that a traditional approach to managing and analyzing data is no longer enough. Leveraging advanced analytics capabilities, layered over the advantages of 5G, companies are partnered to bring federal agencies the tools needed to improve mission outcomes.