The General Services Administration (GSA) has taken the lead in identifying opportunities and assisting in implementation of RPA in the United States federal government, and it is using RPA in a time of crisis to make its operations more efficient.
According to a UiPath blog post, the GSA is using a software robot to adapt its mission during the Covid-19 pandemic. In normal times, the GSA manages office space for the federal government in nearly 10,000 buildings nationwide. In this case, the GSA is tasked with tracking Covid-19 infection, mapping threats to these facilities and updating that information multiple times daily.
According to the post, the GSA is using a UiPath designed robot that logs in to geographic information systems, collects information about buildings under its management and matches those buildings with infection counts on a county level. With this information, the GSA has established a map showing infections of government workers that assists in decision making.