Tag Archives: RPA

DOD Agencies Use Machine Learning to Accommodate Complex Automation

Robotic Process

Two organizations within the Department of Defense (DOD) partnered to automate financial transactions via machine learning technology. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) infused robotic process automation with machine learning to enable complex transaction tasks. These complex tasks include tracking unmatched or wrongly labeled transactions. 

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IRS Eyes FY 2021 Solicitations for Three Digitalization Tech Verticals

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to issue solicitations in fiscal year 2021 for three technology platforms to advance digitalization as part of the Pilot IRS program. The informational posting offered a discussion of potential use cases for each of the three tech verticals to demonstrate the challenges facing the IRS.

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DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner on Commercial IT as a Service

Robert Skinner

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said he is in favor of outsourcing information technology services to commercial vendors to achieve cost savings. He said the military should take advantage of commercial technologies and advance the adoption of robotic process automation. 

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Amentum Announces RPA Partnership with UiPath; Jill Bruning Quoted

Jill Bruning

Amentum announced a new partnership with UiPath on Thursday. The agreement stipulates that the companies will work jointly to extend the benefits of robotic process automation (RPA) adopted by many federal agencies to mission-oriented customers in Amentum’s portfolio of national significance programs. The partnership will focus on delivering multiple automation aspects to the companies’ clients. 

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DLA Uses Robotic Automation to Simplify Supply Chain Activities; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is using robotic process automation to streamline supply chain management activities and reduce employee workload. DLA Information Operations also uses a bot to process purchase requests and leases for thousands of devices, providing the agency's equipment management solutions team more time to perform other billing-related tasks.

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Laura Stanton: IT Category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Reports Over $30B in FY 2020 Revenue

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of Information Technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the IT category recorded more than $30 billion in fiscal 2020 revenue, up from the previous fiscal year’s $26.5 billion. “Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.

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OFPP Chief Michael Wooten Issues Guidance for Agencies to Reduce Procurement Administrative Lead Time

Michael Wooten

Michael Wooten, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), has released a memo outlining frictionless acquisition strategies agencies can implement to reduce procurement administrative lead time (PALT). For the acquisition planning and presolicitation phase, OFPP cited the use of a facilitator to help the integrated program team develop performance work statements

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George Mason Partners with UiPath to Launch RPA Initiative

UiPath

The Center for Business Civic Engagement (CBCE) at George Mason University (Mason) has partnered with UiPath to establish the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Initiative. The joint project will work to determine the impact of RPA on government effectiveness and efficiency. "We believe the partnership is a great fit and will benefit citizens seeking greater value in public sector programs and initiatives,” said Bobby Patrick, UiPath chief marketing officer.

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Report: Federal RPA Program Maturity Saw 70% Increase in FY20; Gerard Badorrek Quoted

Gerard Badorrek

A Federal Robotic Process Automation Community of Practice report states that overall RPA program maturity for fiscal year 2020 increased by 70 percent from FY19 as agencies continue to deploy automation in more functional areas. Adopting sophisticated technology platforms for RPA programs would additionally ensure long-term program capacity and effectiveness, the report states.

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GSA Looks to Release Handbook on RPA Monitoring, Access Mgmt

Artificial Intelligence

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to publicly release a handbook to help agencies seeking to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) into their operations. Ken Myers, cyber policy and strategy planner at the agency, said communities of interest can work to establish ethical guidelines for the assessment of these digital workers.

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