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Tim Persons: GAO to Modernize Analytical Operations via Cloud, AI Tech

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Tim Persons
Tim Persons Chief Scientist GAO

Tim Persons, chief scientist of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said GAO is working to digitally transform its operations through cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence., Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

Persons said on the Federal Monthly Insights radio show that GAO needs modern computing and processing to assess and address the government's issues.

The agency has been working with the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop a refined cloud infrastructure over the past year, among other similar efforts.

GAO develops the infrastructure and other technologies at the agency's dedicated Innovation Lab, where Persons and his colleagues use a problem-based approach to develop applications.

Persons noted that the agency will only use AI and machine learning as supplements to human personnel, who will still serve as the center of operations.