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.
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.
Design partner Ashleigh Axios says that while government and social sector workers should not have to feel the daily weight of the world on their shoulders, their work shapes lives and can potentially impact millions of people and future generations.
The natural connection between user-centered design and working iteratively is critical to staying on track in large government IT projects, according to two digital services experts who discussed the topic in a recent panel discussion. Caroline Smith, digital service expert at the U.S. Digital Service and Natalie Kurz, director of user experience at Flexion
Celestine Pressley, CIO for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, discusses how her agency deployed a critical application in 5 weeks. Using an agile approach, Pressley's team created a public-facing application to process tariff exclusion requests for U.S. companies seeking exemption from a new, high-profile, trade policy. "By the time I got on
At the AGL Summit last month, Ann Dunkin and Greg Godbout, who served together in the Obama Administration, talked about the history, culture, and future of the digital services movement. Ann currently serves as CIO for the County of Santa Clara. Previously, she served as CIO for the U.S. EPA. Greg currently serves as
The AGL Association will host its regularly scheduled all-members call on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern. AGL members will get an update on recent and upcoming activities. The second half of our agenda will include a retrospective of the AGL Summit hosted earlier this month. Please join the meeting online here: https://zoom.us/j/390594487
The AGL Board of Directors will meet to discuss organizational matters and the upcoming AGL Summit. When: 10am PT / 1pm ET
Watch the first in a series of videos from the conference held on Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C. that featured more than 30 speakers. See event photos here: https://www.agilegovleaders.org/summit_east_2019/
AGL Summit to feature 30+ government executives and digital service experts on Nov. 7 in Washington DC
The AGL Summit on Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C. will feature presentations from more than 30 government executives and digital service experts from federal, state and local government and the technology industry.