News and Updates

Innovative work, news and ideas from people and teams in government
This Week’s IDEA

Who’s on Your Digital Dream Team?

Getting the right skills, talent, leadership, and support in place to build winning digital tools and services
May 27, 2020
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DAP Learning Series

Become a DAP Certified Analyst

Learn about the Digital Analytics Program (DAP) exam and how you can use it to demonstrate your analytics mastery
May 27, 2020
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Federal Source Code Study Series — Read the first article of the Federal Source Codes Study (FSCS) series. The FSCS was a three-year study that examined the federal government’s effort in implementing the Federal Source Code Policy and open sourcing software. — via Code.gov

May 27, 2020

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USWDS Monthly Call - Cards, Forms, and Data Visualizations

U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, and team talked about the design system and answered audience questions.
May 21, 2020
SEO

Tapping Into SEO: How Government Websites Can Improve Content Reach

An introduction to keyword research and search engine optimization for broadening content reach.
May 20, 2020
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DevOps

DevOps Lessons Learned from the Air Force’s Early Cloud Journey

Lessons learned in the areas of people, processes, and tools from early efforts in the Air Force’s journey to a multi-cloud environment.
May 19, 2020
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The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly

Learn about the skills and needs of American readers, how we are failing our audiences, and ways to do better.
May 13, 2020
This Week's IDEA

Promote Continuity to Better Support Customer Journeys

Using service design to focus on "how it works"
May 12, 2020
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Release Notes: What’s new in USWDS 2.7.0—Read more about these components on our website, but we’re excited to start releasing the first of a number of new design system components planned for 2020! — via U.S. Web Design System

May 11, 2020

Findability

Experimenting with SpecialAnnouncement Markup (Updated June 09, 2020)

What USA.gov learned during its pilot with SpecialAnnouncement markup to make COVID-19 information easier to find in search results.
May 11, 2020
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Video

SocialGov Virtual Spring Session

Join SocialGov, the federal government’s social media community of practice, for our virtual Spring Session!
Apr 29, 2020
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The Hero’s Journey for Re-Skilling Talent (And Other Digital Adventures)

For those seeking ways to internally re-skill their workforce for digital transformation, a look at mythology reveals a recurring theme where those answering the call are involved in an iterative cycle of ‘leveling-up’, a theme that may help change-agents set conditions for successful retention and growth of organic digital talent.
Apr 28, 2020
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Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 9: A Match Made in History

History Hub is a crowdsourcing platform that helps the public find historical records.
Apr 27, 2020
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The American people need access to the most up-to-date public health guidance and information on coronavirus testing facilities. To help Americans find coronavirus information online, incorporate Schema.org’s new standard tags into all web pages related to COVID-19. — via The White House

Apr 24, 2020

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Customer Experience

A Guide For Agencies Building CX Capacity

GSA’s customer experience team has released a federal buying guide to aid agencies with buying CX Services.
Apr 24, 2020
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DAP Learning Series

An Introduction to the Basics of DAP

Learn about the reporting interface, common terminology, and basic reports in Google Analytics
Apr 23, 2020
How We Work

Strengthen Your Organization’s Vision Through Collaboration

Build community with people who will be adopting new technologies.
Apr 22, 2020
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18F recently worked with the Cloud.gov team to update their public site to the U.S. Web Design System, 2.0. The USWDS provided concepts they were able to use to translate designs into code a lot faster, and deliver higher fidelity results. Check out their USWDS field guide! — via 18F

Apr 22, 2020

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Cloud.gov for Product Managers

In this webinar, we will answer commonly asked questions about cloud.gov and explain how using cloud.gov enables development teams to deploy applications quickly and securely.
Apr 22, 2020