By: Jessica VanderKolk, Communications Manager for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. Source: Engaging Local Government Leaders
The long-term impact for agencies is likely to be profound. The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the technology transformation that’s occurring inside and outside government.
The new agency would feature a technology directorate to usher advancements in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, 5G communications and cybersecurity. Bipartisan legislation introduced would restructure the National Science Foundation to focus on emerging technologies and infuse the federal agency with $100 billion in funding over the next five years.