The federal space has become increasingly data-driven in recent years, with mountains of data constantly being created, captured, and managed by federal agencies. This natural shift toward a more data-driven landscape has given rise to the need for more robust federal AI and data science programs.
We’re seeing federal agencies adapt to these needs in ways that establish a necessary framework and pool of best practices, understanding that this growth of AI and data science in the federal space will only increase. One such example is the Department of Energy’s (DoE) recent establishment of its AI Risk Management Playbook (AI RMP), a system that equips DoE users with important knowledge about leveraging AI and mitigating agency risks when doing so.
“[The AI RMP] recognizes the power of AI to improve operations, processes, and procedures while still making sure it remains secure, precise, and accurate,” Pamela Isom, director of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) at the DoE said.
While valuable tools and programs like the DoE’s AI RMP exist to help bring federal agencies into a new age with regards to AI adoption, they are likely not enough on their own to prepare these agencies for the arduous journey of developing a comprehensive and effective AI practice. This is where partner selection becomes key for agencies, specifically in understanding what hurdles to look for in their federal AI and data science strategies.
“AI and data science should be an agency-wide priority,” stated Dan Chaney, VP of Enterprise AI & Data Science Solutions at Future Tech Enterprise, Inc. “Its impact reaches every part of an organization and understanding their value should be ingrained in the culture.”
Future Tech is partnered with IT leaders like Dell Technologies to provide federal agencies with the suite of technology needed to support the growth of AI functions in a federal setting. They help agencies through every phase of AI adoption and growth, from adopting the right data science software stack, to scaling systems to meet growing data sets.
To learn more about how to build, scale and sustain your federal AI and data science journey, click here to download FTEI’s guide.