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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Cyber Security (edit post)

October 17, 2019

The UK Defence Secretary addressed parliamentarians from across the NATO Alliance at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly this week. “For a long time there has been pressure for us all to increase investment in defence. And the United Kingdom is proud to have heeded that call. Last month our spending review granted my department and extra […]

How to buy robots: WEF guidelines for government AI procurement (edit post)

October 17, 2019

Government bodies need to take a special approach to procurement when it comes to artificial intelligence, according to the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEF, the global network focused on technology governance, says traditional “public-sector procurement processes might not be suitable due to new and unique risks to manage and the […]

Five bold public contracting reforms to improve public services in five cities (edit post)

October 17, 2019

Five teams of public contracting reformers from Buenos Aires, Ecuador, Mexico City, Moldova, and New Orleans have been selected to participate in the inaugural Lift impact programme, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) and social impact firm Reboot. The year-long support programme is designed to help exceptional cross-sectorial teams go further, faster by using open contracting to […]

It’s No Coincidence that Cyber News Is Hitting the Headlines Every Day (edit post)

October 14, 2019

With the growth in adoption of technologies (like AI, cloud technology, IoT) to improve and speed up government facilities and services, whether local authorities providing online access to all sorts of records and forms, central government providing digital marketplaces, departments of health providing faster patient access and information or departments of defence using AI and […]

The Market for Extended Reality Products & Services in the Public Sector (edit post)

October 11, 2019

Augmented and virtual reality products and services are a hot topic in the public sector. With applications ranging from training to simulations to data interaction, nearly all government organizations stand to benefit from extended reality solutions.  And the industry has definitely taken note, adding the buzzy language of AI and VR to websites and capability […]