GAO publishes handbook for Federal agencies ‘trying to figure out whether a technology is right for its mission needs’

“The Government Accountability Office’s new technology assessment team published a handbook explaining its processes and providing a resource to other federal agencies—or any organization—trying to figure out whether a technology is right for its mission needs.”

“The Technology Assessment Design Handbook was published by GAO’s new Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics Office, a team established to look at emerging technologies and provide unbiased information to Congress and other government leaders. As part of its work, the STAA Office looks at a range of issues around budding technologies, including how their uses can and will affect society; the risks and benefits of implementing those technologies; the status, viability and maturity; and any planned or ongoing federal investments…”

“For GAO—and anyone else trying to determine whether a technology would help or hamper their efforts—the first step is developing a hard design plan and getting that down on paper…”

“The handbook breaks the process down into three phases…” Read the full article here.

Source: GAO Handbook Helps Answer Whether That New Tech Is Right For Your Agency – By Aaron Boyd, December 9, 2019. Nextgov.

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