18F addresses the deeper issues of digital modernization by guiding agencies to become successful product owners.
The growing interest in civic tech from young professionals could help government modernize its approach.
Design director Jesse Taggert explains the value of user centered design in government and shares her insights from applying the practice in a variety of public sector projects.
Ideas on how governments can improve procurement processes through agile principles of openness and collaboration, both internally and with vendors.
The government IT fix-it shop 18F had a headcount of around 300 of the best and brightest technologists in government when Trump took office, and now has less than 150.
The Technology Transformation Services’ Office of Acquisition has been developing an Agile Contract Format (ACF) to produce simple, effective contracts that also take advantage of post-award agile methods.
"Our goal is to make acquisitions joyful. My interest is to rethink how we do procurements in the federal space, which has historically been a slow and painful process used only as a last resort to better serve their constituents."
As 18F faces pressure concerning some regulatory missteps, we must remember 'there is a cost to opposing innovation and forcing reform to move at the pace of government acquisition.'
The state's agile prequalified vendor pool was created to give state agencies access to vendors who demonstrated their ability to use CHHS application program interfaces to access data and meet user needs.
Raphy Villas of 18F and John Felleman of GSA discuss how they used agile methods to produce a tool that worked for users by iterating frequently and listening to feedback.