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HHS offers 57 varieties of AI, automation

To help agencies integrate emerging technologies into their workflows, the Health and Human Services Department selected 57 companies for its IAAI contract vehicle, which is designed to quickly obtain intelligent automation and artificial intelligence products and services.

HHS’ Program Support Center initiated the procurement to acquire a wide range of technologies – such as robotic process automation, blockchain, microservices and machine learning  -- to move government from low value to high-value tasks.  IAAI solutions will be able to reduce backlogs and cut costs related predicting frauds and identifying suspects via facial recognition, PSC said in the January solicitation.

IAAI is designed to be used not just within HHS but by other federal agencies for small fees.

Solicitation documents indicated winners will vie for task orders in functional areas that include:

  • Applied ideation and design support
  • Engineering and process engineering support
  • Systems design
  • Engineering, prototyping and model making support

The center launched IAAI in January as a mechanism to help “fundamentally transform how the public sector gets work done -- redesigning jobs and creating entirely new professions,” according to the statement of work.

This article was first posted to Washington Technology, a sibling site to GCN.

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