Tim Persons

  • Tech readiness assessments can gauge weapons risks, usefulness

    For the military, the constant insertion of new technologies into weapons and other systems is important to maintaining a competitive edge.

  • RPA, AI opens the door wider for agencies to reduce improper payments

    The opportunities for federal financial managers to use RPA and other emerging technologies is great, but they also must overcome these and other challenges to take full advantage of this latest technology innovation.

  • DoD overcoming culture challenges to turn data ‘snapshot’ into predictive analytics

    One of the biggest opportunities to bring a data-centric culture to DoD is modernizing its Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS).

  • HHS IG office ‘putting data at the fingertips’ of its investigators in the field

    Through big-data tools, the Department of Health and Human Services; top watchdog has an upper hand bringing bogus health care claims to court.

  • The Risk Roundtable

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Enterprise Risk Management. The federal government is great at responding to problems, but experts across the federal community have ideas on how to make…

  • Executive Briefing Series: Biometrics and Government Transformation

     In this exclusive executive briefing, program, oversight and standards professionals delve into the latest thinking on facial recognition and its application in federal settings

  • Naval Research Lab looks to boost employee retention through AI

    What if artificial intelligence could predict when agency employees feel like quitting before they’re out the door? The Naval Research Laboratory is looking at using AI tools to comb through data from exit surveys and flag common workplace issues.

  • Dr. Tim Persons: How to evaluate maturity of a technology

    Immature technologies can sink an otherwise carefully planned program. That’s why the Government Accountability Office is preparing a guide to help program and acquisition people evaluate the maturity of technology before they get stuck with it. Dr. Tim Persons, chief scientist at GAO, talked about the new guide on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • How Congress lost its tech groove at the corner of CitiBank and a fruit basket

    Congress, as an institution, doesn’t appear to have the technological skills and knowledge to ask the right questions when it comes to increasingly complex agency IT programs. The congressionally-chartered Office of Technology Assessment was defunded in the mid-1990s and former staffers say its absence is sorely felt today. Many people say the time is right for a reboot of the OTA. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.