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AGL Association

Helping government modernize through shared knowledge and community

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A shared vision for better government

We are a nationwide group of civic practitioners advocating for better ways of building and delivering government digital services.

We believe government can serve the public more effectively by adopting secure, scalable technologies and agile, collaborative practices — but we also know that change is hard.

So we’ve built a community dedicated to exchanging knowledge, sharing resources, and supporting each other in our efforts to be part of the change we wish to see.

 

Our Story
AGL Summit 2019

People are the drivers of change

AGL Summit 2019

AGL is made up of individuals, working in all kinds of positions and projects throughout government and industry — but all focused on the same mission.

We know that by empowering each person to expand their skills and improve processes within their own teams, we can move the needle faster toward more open and agile government.

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Our Mission

From our members

I want government innovators to find each other so they can share tangible information about what’s working for them.

Tim Nolan, Senior Applications Manager at Collin County, TX

AGL is an important enabler to changing the way government does the business of IT. Connecting individuals from different agencies to learn together can help jump start agile practices in new organizations and sustain or reignite it in others.

Ann DunkinAnn Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, County of Santa Clara

This is a wonderful opportunity for folks to talk about the reality of doing work on the ground. We don’t want that info to be siloed in a specific company. It can help everyone.

Julia SchaumburgJulia Schaumburg, Director of Innovation at Jarvus

I see AGL as a national platform bringing together local, state, federal and commercial sectors to open a dialogue on agile and its impact of delivery focused on mission.  

Robin ThottungalRobin Thottungal, Chief Technology/Innovation/Data Officer at National Gallery of Art
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News

Video: How to co-create a procurement from scratch with multiple vendors and a cross-functional team

January 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

How would a federal acquisition strategist create a procurement from scratch with multiple vendors and a cross-functional team?  Brent Maravilla with the U.S. Digital Service, tells the story about how he worked with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to create a procurement for a digital-related exhibit that involved vendor and staff collaboration in advance of a Request for Proposal.

Video: Digital Procurement Experts Talk Reform

January 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Procurement is at the heart of the way government provides services to the public, said Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Cori Zarek.   "It is critical that we look at how we acquire technology and how we partner with the vendor community," she added, introducing a panel of experts at the AGL Summit on Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Video: Federal Acquisition Strategist Says Good Design Wins Business

January 15th, 2020|0 Comments

The federal government is desperate to find vendors who are "amazing at going out to user communities, teasing out their needs and translating those needs, iteratively, into amazing products," says Michael Palmer, acquisition strategist with the U.S. Digital Service. Palmer delivered a lightning talk titled "Design Makes the Difference" at the AGL Summit in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 7.   

Video: Federal Chief Data Officers Talk Strategy

January 9th, 2020|0 Comments

More than ever, the federal government is focused on a compressive, evolving data strategy, including the approval of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, a law signed by the president a year ago.   With unprecedented amounts of data sets coming out of departments, what should federal chief data officers do to get a handle on all the data?  "Data governance," says FERC Chief Data Officer Kirsten Dalboe.