GSA Introducing Robotic Process Automation at Governmentwide Forum

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The General Services Administration plans to hold a governmentwide forum on robotic process automation on Jan. 19 to discuss with federal employees the advantages of using machine learning technology across agencies, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. 

The event will focus on “building, testing and deploying” RPA and addressing concerns that the technology might soon take jobs away from the federal workforce. RPA works to reduce or eliminate rote tasks from the daily workloads of employees, such as copying and pasting data on forms. GSA plans to introduce the new organizations and efforts that would help promote the use of automation across the government. 

The agency aims to establish a governmentwide RPA community, executive council and new public-private partnerships in 2019 to manage and speed up federal agencies’ adoption of emerging machine learning technologies. GSA is also working on a process improvement competition with Challenge.gov that it hopes to launch during the RPA forum.

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