News and Updates

What the PIFs Have Been Up to in 2019

Aug 9, 2019 | ,

Members of the PIF class of 2019 include data strategists, AI specialists, venture capitalists, and neuroscientists. See what they’ve been up to this year. Read »

What the PIFs Have Been Up to in 2019

A Successful, Vibrant, and Productive Career for Federal Employees

Aug 5, 2019 |

Insights from the White House Workforce Data Interoperability Sprint present an opportunity to reframe the skills gap to accommodate a more flexible learning system and more accurately reflect the changing nature of work. Read »

A Successful, Vibrant, and Productive Career for Federal Employees

Get Your Idea Funded Through 10x

Jul 9, 2019 | , , ,

Introducing a new investment fund for technology products in the federal government Read »

Get Your Idea Funded Through 10x

Introducing a Guide to the Paperwork Reduction Act

Jun 18, 2019 | , , ,

A guide to navigating the PRA process with confidence. Read »

Introducing a Guide to the Paperwork Reduction Act

Building Trust with Users Through Open Communication and Feedback

Jun 13, 2019 |

A look at how FEMA responds to user needs and bugs in their app development. Read »

Building Trust with Users Through Open Communication and Feedback

Introducing the New Robotic Process Automation Community of Practice

May 8, 2019 |

The new community will explore opportunities, share ideas, and collaborate on how RPA can be effectively implemented in federal agencies. Read »

Introducing the New Robotic Process Automation Community of Practice

How Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F Support One Another in Agencies

May 7, 2019 | , ,

Two teams working together to help agencies become more effective at meeting the needs of citizens. Read »

How Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F Support One Another in Agencies

Presidential Innovation Fellows Join FDA to Advance Digital Health

Apr 9, 2019 | ,

A new PIF team has begun their work applying data science approaches to device, drug, and software development, and associated regulatory decisions. Read »

Presidential Innovation Fellows Join FDA to Advance Digital Health

Introducing USWDS 2.0

Apr 8, 2019 | ,

Today’s update introduces a powerful toolkit of new features to help make creating useful, consistent digital services faster, simpler, and more fun. Read »

Introducing USWDS 2.0

Web Analytics: Why the Users Metric Just Got More Complicated

Apr 4, 2019 |

A look at how the new Safari policy will alter your web analytics benchmarks. Read »

Web Analytics: Why the Users Metric Just Got More Complicated

Q&A With Ryan Day About GSA’s API Strategy

Mar 27, 2019 | ,

These new API standards will make it easier for GSA staff to launch and maintain good APIs. Read »

Q&A With Ryan Day About GSA’s API Strategy

A Year in the Life of a PIF

Mar 26, 2019 |

As a Presidential Innovation Fellow in my second year, I often get asked by the newer class of PIFs coming in, “What does a successful PIF year typically look like?” Read »

A Year in the Life of a PIF

Deep Dive: Using Data Technology + Innovation for Lyme Disease

Mar 18, 2019 | , ,

A 14-week sprint delivered digital tools that used federal open data to address Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Read »

Deep Dive: Using Data Technology + Innovation for Lyme Disease

Go Beyond Coaching and Mentorship and Get Started as a Sponsor

Mar 13, 2019 |

One step beyond mentorship is another practice called sponsorship: action-orientated, deeply invested support that helps others in their long-term professional advancement. Read »

Go Beyond Coaching and Mentorship and Get Started as a Sponsor

Using Augmented Reality to Teach Kids about Currency

Mar 5, 2019 |

The U.S. Currency Education Program used research, prototyping, and user-feedback to develop a mobile app to teach young students about money. Read »

Using Augmented Reality to Teach Kids about Currency