Alright, check this out. We got a bunch of big shots from the Federal government’s top IT and service vendors saying that artificial intelligence (AI) is gonna be a major deal in government tech circles in 2024. They also mentioned cybersecurity and workforce development as some other big topics for the new year.
This dude from Pure Storage, Mike Wiseman, said that AI has the potential to transform government and make improvements in health, safety, national security, and citizen service, while also driving better data-driven decision-making. He thinks that AI is gonna become more mainstream in government operations, and agencies will start to better understand and apply AI-specific solutions to their needs.
Another guy, Hansang Bae from Zscaler, talked about how important it is for the Federal government to have the right data for AI to be successful. He also said that the government needs to set up the right cybersecurity policies and strategies to stay ahead of cyberthreats.
Then there’s Mark Serway from Hitachi Vantara Federal, saying that AI is gonna continue to shape the future for defense agencies, but we also need to focus on getting the right data to the right people at the right time.
Now, this fella Gary Barlet from Illumio is saying that the Federal government needs to seriously amp up cyber funding, especially around Zero Trust. He thinks that cybercrime is only gonna get worse, so we need more aggressive measures to protect against attacks.
On the technology workforce front, Serway mentioned the need for a different approach to evaluating talent and hiring resources for cybersecurity and AI positions.
Spokespeople from these different companies also highlighted the importance of Federal agencies continuing their migration to cloud services and focusing on sustainability. Wiseman, from Pure Storage, thinks agencies will implement the most advanced IT systems, including container-based applications, which can deliver top-notch citizen services and disaster recovery.
Talk about a lot of things going on in the tech and government space, man. It’s gonna be a wild year!