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The key role that trust and security plays within government agencies 

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It’s safe to say that hybrid work is the new normal for most governments. But supporting a distributed workforce that operates both in office environments and remotely creates an avenue for cybercriminals to attack government networks and infrastructure. At this point, it’s not a matter of if, but when your government will be a victim Read more

The cornerstone of continuous, integrated, and value-based healthcare 

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Healthcare stakeholders are moving away from fee-for-service and towards value-based models to meet the demands of aging and millennial populations while also meeting an ambitious national healthcare agenda.   Today, regulatory and market forces have led to improved transparency and enhanced consumerization, changing the face of healthcare. These shifting priorities have catalyzed the desire to track patient Read more

Microsoft’s vision for Intelligent Connected Trade Windows 

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Global merchandise trade volumes declined by 14.3 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous period as COVID-19 containment measures affected economies around the world according to WTO data released on September 23, 2020. Microsoft has produced a white paper on data collaboration to enable fair, safe trade through intelligent connected Trade Read more

Fulfilling our commitment to accessibility and inclusion 

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The pandemic has made clear how inaccessible many of our institutions and government services can be. This isn’t news. These challenges existed long before the pandemic and many people, including disability advocates, have been asking for improvements for years. But the challenges of the pandemic have helped make this more obvious to leaders and amplified the Read more

Project SEEKER: Using artificial intelligence for good 

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Project SEEKER is pioneering multi-species artificial intelligence (AI) models built using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Services. It can automatically detect illegally trafficked wildlife concealed within luggage and cargo.  Illegal wildlife trafficking is worth $23 billion per year1. That makes it the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world, following only drugs, guns, and human trafficking2. One Read more

5 critical areas emergency response solutions must address 

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Efficient, effective emergency response is critical to public safety. In an ever-changing world, more challenges arise every day for our first responders, from 911 triage and dispatch operations to response to incidents from multiple agencies. To ensure the highest levels of service, the following five areas must be addressed: Modernizing of legacy systemsIntegrating different protocols Read more

Tackling digital overload in the modern defense workplace 

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In our “A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem” blog, I shared some thoughts about hybrid workplaces, changing talent expectations, and what this means for Defense and Intelligence organizations around the world. The hybrid work environments initiated in response to COVID-19 have given us important lessons about reinventing the modern defense workplace. Now, it’s Read more

Don’t miss this moment to build infrastructure that works for all 

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Last month I attended Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona—the first international in-person event I’ve been to since 2019. With public sector organizations all over the world focusing on infrastructure, the timing really could not have been better. In fact, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) was even passed by the House of Representatives in the Read more

Collaboration as a productivity enabler within government agencies 

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Good collaboration between government agencies and departments is vital, whether it’s within the administrative office, or across social services, the unemployment department, or the judicial system. Learn about three relevant areas that clearly demonstrate how collaboration, driven by digital transformation, can lead to efficient cross-agency collaboration. Read more

Microsoft to present smart-city solutions at Smart City Expo 

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Here at Microsoft, we’ve made a big commitment to help cities and governments become “smart.” What does that mean? It means we believe there is a huge opportunity for technology to help cities become more responsive to their residents, reduce the environmental impact of transportation and utilities, improve public safety, enhance communication and citizen engagement, Read more

Meeting the challenge of military readiness in a digital world 

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A changing geopolitical situation, new ways of warfare, increasing cyber threats, and the rise of space capabilities and 5G communication are transforming Defense organizations. That transformation has been given even more impetus by COVID-19, which forced many organizations to reconsider their operating paradigms. Adapting to this complex and fluid landscape is impacting militaries’ ability to Read more

Driving transparency to rebuild trust 

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How technology can rebuild bridges between communities and law enforcement Amidst the calls for police reform and the confusion and stress brought on by the pandemic, there is a common thread: scarcity of information, which drives mistrust. So what can we do to unite public servants and the communities they serve? Leverage innovative technology to Read more