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AI is Already Impacting Government. What’s Your Agency’s Response?

Commentary from the Center for Data Innovation’s 4th Annual Data Innovation Day

The Complexity of Simplicity: Part 1

How was your day today? Fine. If you were ever a teenager in another life or a parent in this one, this standard greeting will sound very familiar to you.

How Federal Agencies Set Fees

In order set accurate fees, government agencies need to identify their costs of providing products and services. However, that’s often easier said than done.

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