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Innovation correlates to mission success: The benefits of implementing AI/ML for the public sector

By: Greg DeLoache

As another government fiscal year concludes, one thing remains the same — the overall mission of the Federal Government and the contractors who support it: To enhance, protect, and enrich the lives of the American people. As our adversaries continue to strive for the collapse of our country, the key to improving and maintaining our quality of life and preserving our security is innovation.

Within the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, there are hundreds of agencies and departments tasked with supporting that mission, and at the center of it all is “innovation”. Throughout my time at OnPoint, we have stressed that innovation is a key factor in supporting the mission of the government and have taken a proactive approach in doing so. We have been working on implementing solutions utilizing industry-leading technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to foster more productive and effective solutions that we offer our government.

The 2018 National Defense Strategy stated, “New technologies include advanced computing, “big data” analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomy, robotics, directed energy, hypersonics, and biotechnology — the very technologies that ensure we will be able to fight and win the wars of the future”. Later in the briefing it also states, “The Department will invest broadly in the miliary application of autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, including the rapid application of commercial breakthroughs, to gain competitive military advantages.” This essentially confirms that emerging technologies and innovation are key components to the success of the Department of Defense, and Federal Government as a whole.

While the US had not considered AI/ML implementation a priority in the past, other countries around the world have made major investments into artificial intelligence and machine learning. With China publicly revealing that they plan to be the world leader in AI by 2030 and Russia saying the leader in AI “will be the ruler of the world”, America needs to understand the benefits of this innovative technology, how it can help our government’s mission, and be able to implement these tools for a more efficient and secure government.

Our team stands ready and excited to help our Federal Government integrate AI/ML capabilities to enhance, protect, and enrich not only their specific sector, department, or office, but ultimately the lives of the American people. Time is not on our side and if we don’t act now, the world will leave us behind.

Greg DeLoache
Business Development Manager, OnPoint Consulting, Inc.

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