“For government to earn the trust of the American people, it needs to do a better job of meeting their needs. As such, it is essential that agencies empower the civil servants responsible for improving program performance. However, a new Bipartisan Policy Center report finds that the individuals charged with that task are also the same people responsible for overseeing compliance with laws, rules, and regulations.”
“This “double duty” limits the time staff have for work essential to improving mission performance. To address this, the BPC task force report, “Oversight Matters: Balancing Mission, Risk, and Compliance,” recommends devoting more resources to better target oversight efforts by employing a risk-based framework aimed at improving performance.”
“So how can policymakers and agency leaders find the resources for this? This is where technology and new applications of artificial intelligence can help. Areas especially ripe for adopting AI include mission support functions such as financial management, grant administration and…” Read the full article here.
Source: Government Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence to Improve Performance – By Dan G. Blair and Sallyanne Harper, October 18, 2019. Government Executive.