News and Updates

Innovative work, news and ideas from people and teams in government
21st Century IDEA

Updates on 21st Century IDEA: Key Insights & Lessons Learned

We spoke to Ammie Farraj Feijoo, GSA’s 21st Century IDEA implementation lead, to get the rundown on what’s been accomplished and what’s on deck for 2020.
Mar 17, 2020
Professional Development

Learning Culture: 10 Personalized Employee Experiences

Employee experience solutions begin with exploring small changes with how we experience work on an everyday cadence.
Mar 11, 2020
Plain Language

Readability Audits of Government Websites with Katherine Spivey

In this meeting, we’ll talk about readability audits and formulas and how they work—and don’t work—to improve web content and the users’ experience.
Mar 11, 2020

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 8: How NASA@WORK Ignites Ideas from Within

Learn how NASA’s workforce contributes inspiring ideas as part of internal idea competitions facilitated NASA@WORK program.
Mar 10, 2020

Mitigating Bias While Building Research Practices

Learn the methods used by 18F and the State of Vermont as they conducted discovery research to understand and improve the experiences of Vermonters who utilize healthcare and economic assistance programs.
Mar 03, 2020

Call for Participation: Government UX Summit 2020

We’re looking for speakers to share their experiences as UX practitioners in government.
Feb 27, 2020

Making a Mobile-Friendly Website Using the ADAPT Model

Learn how to improve the user experience of your website by following the ADAPT Model to enhance the performance of your content on cellular networks or mobile devices.
Feb 25, 2020

Moving From Agile Towards DevOps With a Small Team

In this webinar, Chris Lauer will share some of the successes and failures as the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has adopted Agile, and our gradual move towards DevOps.
Feb 25, 2020

USWDS Monthly Call: Website Standards Panel Discussion

Join U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, as we talk about the design system and answer your questions.
Feb 20, 2020
DAP Learning Series

The YouTube Event Option

Learn how to track plays of embedded YouTube videos on your DAP-enabled pages
Feb 19, 2020

The U.S. Web Design System gives flexibility to teams to build the right solution for users, but there are still plenty of design decisions that teams need to make to be successful. In short, you’ll still need a designer. — via 18F

Feb 13, 2020


Reaching America’s Veterans in the Digital Space

In this discussion, we’ll hear from the digital experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs on their successful strategies for reaching America’s veterans through digital platforms.
Feb 13, 2020

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 7: Crowdsourcing for Code

Learn how the team, and every day contributors, are helping the U.S. government to expand its repository—and application—of open-source code as part of’s Open Tasks initiative.
Feb 11, 2020

Deep Dive into the UX Field

An interview with an Innovation Specialist at U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR).
Feb 11, 2020
This Week's IDEA

Adopting the USWDS, One Step at a Time

The U.S. Web Design System is key to new website standards
Jan 30, 2020

Improving the Experience of Federal Grant Reporting

A 10x project to investigate opportunities to make the grant reporting process more efficient.
Jan 28, 2020

How Agencies Are Spreading Best Practices

A panel discussion with people from six different agencies on how they share technical best practices in their organizations.
Jan 28, 2020

10x Project Lightning Talks

In this webinar, 10x project teams demonstrate their work to date and provide brief overviews of each project. Topics range from federating data to agile budgeting to machine learning, and our hope is that these talks will inspire others to submit ideas to 10x.
Jan 27, 2020

In 2019, served 295,916,305 queries across more than 2,000 government websites. Find out more in their annual report, including the most common topics that people searched for. — via

Jan 27, 2020