Taking a deeper look at criticisms against 18F

18FDespite an internal assessment by GSA and subsequent criticism, 18F is doing wonders for government with its get-things-done approach, asserts Tom VanAntwerp on Medium.

18F may be financially in the red, but there is a bigger story at play which proves the agile tech consultancy’s value to government and citizens outweighs its cost.

America has been an innovation leader for a century. It’s embarrassing when our government IT infrastructure is decades behind and barely functional. As a citizen, we should all demand better. Having seen what 18F can do, I want them to keep going. Some people won’t be happy with what they are doing, including inflexible bureaucrats and price-gouging contractors. But for the sake of us ordinary citizens, I hope than these special interests fail to stop the modernization of our digital infrastructure.

Read the full article: 18F is hardly a waste of money | Tom VanAntwerp via Medium

2017-04-23T23:02:31-08:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Agile government|Tags: , |

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