News and Updates

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GSA officially released the ‘website standards’ referenced in Section 3(e) of 21st Century IDEA. The U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) is key to new website standards. — via General Services Administration

Jan 23, 2020


This week, has surpassed 20 million registered users! 🎉 Congratulations to the team for hitting this milestone while keeping the product simple and secure for the public. — via

Jan 22, 2020


10 Employee Engagement Experiences to Foster Collaboration

How do we create an agile federal culture that’s more inclusive, insightful, and efficient? Explore 10 teamwork engagement experiences with your agency to foster collaboration.
Jan 22, 2020

Agencies on a Mission to Match Service Members with Civilian Careers

Build a better application to match the skills of those who have served in the military with employer needs.
Jan 21, 2020

USWDS Monthly Call: Using the USWDS Maturity Model

Join U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, as we discuss the USWDS maturity model and answer your questions.
Jan 16, 2020

The’s team launched a new analytics dashboard that shows the top pages and topics that are trending on and This gives agencies a better window into the information the public needs most so they can prioritize that information and make it more accessible to their users. — via

Jan 16, 2020


SocialGov Winter Meeting

Join us for talks by colleagues from NIST, IRS, USPTO,, and DC HSEMA who will speak on the latest social media topics and an opportunity to do some in-person networking.
Jan 14, 2020

A Look at the New

How the GSA incorporated the U.S. Web Design System into their flagship site.
Jan 08, 2020

U.S. Web Design System: December Monthly Call

Join U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, as we discuss the USWDS and answer your questions.
Dec 19, 2019
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The U.S. Web Design System released a maturity model to help you adopt the design system incrementally as you design and build better digital experiences for the American public — via U.S. Web Design System

Dec 19, 2019

Welcome to the NEW

It’s now easier to find the tools and resources you need to make digital services better, and see examples of problems being solved across government.
Dec 19, 2019
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“The best way to define and develop solutions is to put the people dependent on those solutions at the center of your process.” — A look at how the Centers of Excellence (CoE) team is using human centered design in their work. — via The Centers of Excellence

Dec 19, 2019

User Experience

UX Documentation: Convince Them the Problem Is Real

If you want to make worthwhile investments in the way you interact with customers, think user experience.
Dec 17, 2019
This Week's IDEA

An Introduction to Accessibility

This week, we're taking at look at how to reframe our approach to encouraging others to build with accessibility.
Dec 11, 2019

Don’t let your agency waste knowledge and opportunity. Instead of planning for a handoff to O&M, plan for a long-term team. Instead of launching and then keeping it running, plan for ongoing development. — via 18F

Dec 09, 2019


DevOps Holiday Special Event: Nicolas Chaillan

Join the Chief Software Officer of the USAF to learn: How the DoD moved to Kubernetes and Istio.
Dec 03, 2019’s Move Your Way Activity Planner: A Case Study

Adhering to user experience (UX) design principles can be key when making public health tools.
Dec 03, 2019

U.S. Web Design System: November Monthly Call

Join Dan Williams, U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) product lead, in our monthly call as he walks through the design system and answers your questions.
Nov 21, 2019
Learning Series

DAP Learning Series: Site Analysis, Live!

Join us for a live demonstration of a real site analysis - from defining website mission, goals, and KPIs, to pulling reporting to better understand site performance.
Nov 20, 2019

IT Modernization Apprenticeship Experience: Breaking Down Workforce Innovation Barriers at USDA

Culture plays a vital role in modernizing agency operations, from frontline to C-suite.
Nov 20, 2019