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Sharing artifacts and outputs from research

Have you conducted user research and are now wondering which artifacts or outputs you can share and with whom? 18F provides tips on determining your target audiences, using discretion for sensitive data, and ensuring that such work complies with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). — via 18F

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Dec 05, 2023

Next steps in the U.S. Web Design System’s inclusive usability research

USWDS Monthly Call - November 2023

The USWDS team will continue sharing our progress to improve ongoing research, publishing results and addressing recent findings.

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2023 Federal Customer Experience (CX) Summit

The inaugural Federal CX Summit will be held November 16th, 2023. Featured speakers from across government will share how to focus on delivering impact to customers and building CX capacity, and will discuss innovations, trends, and technologies that can be leveraged to enhance customer experience at federal agencies. Register to attend this virtual event co-hosted by the Customer Experience Center of Excellence (CX CoE), 18F, and the CX Community of Practice. — via The Centers of Excellence

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Nov 02, 2023

Speaking your language USAGov outreach approach to bilingual content

As a bilingual program, USAGov aims to give English and Spanish-language audiences the information they want in the cultural context they need. Here are a few main things the team learned when transcreating messaging through the USAGov and USAGov en Español outreach channels. — via logo

Oct 31, 2023

Conducting user research with people with disabilities

USWDS Monthly Call - October 2023

This month, we’ll share progress and findings from our recent effort to improve our ongoing research practice.
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The Cybersecurity Battleground: Reflecting on the past, envisioning the future

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as well as the beginning of a new government fiscal year. In this Great Government through Technology blog post, Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), takes the opportunity to delve into some recent notable cybersecurity events, the broader implications for government agencies, and her vision as GSA continues to play a pivotal role in positioning agencies to create a safer and more secure digital future. — via General Services Administration

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Oct 18, 2023

Celebrating 20 years of USAGov en Español

USAGov en Español is excited to celebrate their 20th anniversary this month! Since 2003, the website has been a trusted guide to government information and services for Spanish speakers. Explore this timeline of USAGov en Español’s milestones, name changes, and accomplishments as they’ve served Spanish speakers and federal partners over the past two decades. — via logo

Oct 16, 2023

An update on our transition

We posted a few weeks ago about changes coming to .gov. Here’s a quick update on our progress and a recap of what’s happening. Find out how these changes impact U.S. governments that already have a domain, want a domain, or have requested a domain. — via DotGov Registry

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Oct 13, 2023

Join us as we discuss the concept and importance of backlogs and hear real-world examples of successful application in various GSA products and programs.

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Readout of White House Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and Health

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week convened a roundtable that highlighted the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to develop and deploy advanced AI tools that benefit the health and wellbeing of all Americans. The discussion focused on deepening awareness and understanding of the benefits and risks of AI and welcoming new ideas on the responsible development of AI to improve health outcomes for all Americans. Working sessions focused on specific use cases, including where AI can be used to mitigate public health challenges, and improve access by supporting equitable health decision-making in resource-limited settings. — via The White House

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Oct 06, 2023