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Kids Online Health and Safety

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Task Force on Kids Online Health & Safety, NTIA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are working with other agencies to advance the health, safety and privacy of minors online by identifying current and emerging risks, potential benefits, and efforts to mitigate harms. — via National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Sep 28, 2023

Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government

OMB released new policy guidance for government that includes a variety of actions and standards to help federal agencies design, develop, and deliver modern websites and digital services. Memo M-23-22, Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience, will make it seamless for the public to obtain government information and services online, and help agencies fully implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA). — via The White House

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Sep 22, 2023

USWDS mission and vision

USWDS Monthly Call - September 2023

We’ll explore what it means to pursue mission-centered design and decision-making.
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2023

A website refresh in 3 months

A website redesign doesn’t have to be a big project. By approaching it as a process of iteration, we launched a refreshed site in the span of several weeks. — via 18F

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Sep 21, 2023

Join us for a discussion on how to adapt your career in user experience (UX) to a quickly changing world.

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2023

6 lessons from a project handoff

Project handoffs are not simple. Teams have their own cultures and work styles. Without planning, a project could lose institutional memory, time, quality, and funding when it passes from one team to the next. Here are 6 lessons we learned as a recent project changed hands. — via USA.gov

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Sep 19, 2023

NASA Releases First Season of Spanish-language Podcast

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, NASA is releasing new content for Universo curioso de la NASA, the agency’s first Spanish-language podcast. A five-episode season will start Tuesday, September 19, with new episodes released weekly. In each episode, Universo curioso will highlight the contributions of NASA’s Hispanic and Latino workforce to the agency’s groundbreaking work in Earth and space exploration. The season features interviews with NASA experts, including an astronaut, a space weather scientist, an astrochemist, and oceanographers. Episodes focus on some of NASA’s top missions, bringing the wonder of exploration, space technology, and scientific discoveries to Spanish-speaking audiences around the world. — via National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Sep 15, 2023

Catching up with the TANF Data Portal project

Around 800,000 low-income American families receive cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) each month. 18F and the Administration for Children & Families’ Office of Family Assistance partnered on building a new data portal for TANF. We caught up with Office of Family Assistance leaders to see how their agency is continuing with the work. — via 18F

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Sep 07, 2023

Infrastructure as a (public) service

Over the next few months, CISA will initiate major changes to the .gov top-level domain (TLD) tech infrastructure, laying a foundation for the services we will offer in the coming years. — via DotGov Registry

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Sep 06, 2023