FedScoop reports that the U.S. Digital Service and 18F, both formed to help bring federal digital technology more quickly into the here-and-now, are being asked to account for their activities and accomplishments.
A hearing held in June by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IT Subcommittee sought to define the value of USDS and 18F while examining next steps.
In testimony before the committee, then-TTS Commissioner Phaedra Chrousos described an 18F initiative with the Department of Health and Human Services to revamp the agency’s request for proposals process from a waterfall-type approach to an agile, user-centered and open-platform framework.
USDS Administrator Mikey Dickerson highlighted USDS’ efforts to improve services to military veterans, including providing a single, united digital experience for accessing Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.
Those and other glimpses into their activities not only showed the value they have delivered but also highlighted the need for strategic choices about the path ahead for those two digital organizations.
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