News and Updates

Innovative work, news and ideas from people and teams in government

DevOps Community Monthly Meeting: DevOps for the Decennial Census

In this month’s Community meeting, we will hear from a Census team that is brand new to DevOps—failing fast and often, but learning lessons as they undergo a cultural transformation.
Sep 24, 2019

U.S. Web Design System: September Monthly Call

This month, we’ll take a look at the development process for a USWDS component and demonstrate how we start with a problem and work to a solution that could be shared across other websites.
Sep 19, 2019

How to Navigate the Complex World of Federal Digital Policy

Tori Garten will explore the multi-tiered challenge of understanding and governing federal digital policy in a complex and ever-changing digital world.
Sep 18, 2019

Findings From 10x’s Recent Round of Submissions

The 10x Program received over 237 submissions from 129 individuals across a range of federal agencies for ideas to help the federal government deliver better products and services.
Sep 17, 2019

Technology Transformation Begins With People: Closing the Human-Technology Gap

GSA's Technology Transformation Services is prototyping a human-centered approach to cultivating an environment of lifelong learning to attract and retain the best talent to serve our citizens.
Sep 11, 2019

Plain Language Summit 2019

A day of talks and conversations on how to advance plain language in government communications
Sep 05, 2019

DevOps Community of Practice Monthly Meeting

In this talk, we will review how is built and operated to achieve its uptime goal for millions of yearly transactions.
Aug 27, 2019

Prototyping Engagement Workshops for the Future of Federal Data, Dashboards, and Storytelling

User-centered design is critical for employee engagement, from the front lines to C-suite.
Aug 21, 2019

SocialGov Talks: Tips for LinkedIn Content Strategy, with Matt Ross

Matt Ross, of LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions Government & Advocacy team, will share tips and best practices on how to improve your agency’s use of content to maximize engagement with your core audience.
Aug 21, 2019
Learning Series

DAP Learning Series: A Deep Dive Into Audience Reports

Build upon your audience report knowledge and learn how to leverage these reports to better understand your audience.
Aug 21, 2019

U.S. Web Design System: Aug Monthly Call

Join Dan Williams, U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) product lead, as he walks through the design system and answers your questions. This month we’ll take a look at bootstrapping USWDS, including how to add USWDS to a project and start designing in minutes.
Aug 15, 2019

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. While often referred to as the research arm of Congress, it is hardly limited to lawmakers. It is open to the public who, in fact, are also helping to make their digital collections more accessible and available to all.
Aug 13, 2019

What the PIFs Have Been Up to in 2019

Members of the PIF class of 2019 include data strategists, AI specialists, venture capitalists, and neuroscientists. See what they’ve been up to this year.
Aug 09, 2019

A Successful, Vibrant, and Productive Career for Federal Employees

Insights from the White House Workforce Data Interoperability Sprint present an opportunity to reframe the skills gap to accommodate a more flexible learning system and more accurately reflect the changing nature of work.
Aug 05, 2019

Machine Learning: How Bureau of Labor Statistics Did It

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has been on a journey to improve their data reporting, using and iterating on machine learning, from algorithms to deep neural networks with lessons for everyone on this path.
Jul 25, 2019
Learning Series

DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics

What are some examples of misunderstood metrics, and how and when should you use them? We’ll talk about these metrics and their potential misinterpretations and pitfalls.
Jul 24, 2019

American Tech Series, Part Two: Advancing User-centric Design in Government

In part two of this multi-part YouTube Live series, learn how User-centered design is a practice honed by the American tech industry
Jul 23, 2019

DevOps Community of Practice Monthly Meeting

Overview of the HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) IT team, program, structure, and their shift to DevOps.
Jul 23, 2019

U.S. Web Design System: How to Migrate Your Site to USWDS 2

In our July meeting, the USWDS team and special guests walk through migrating sites to USWDS 2 and take any questions you might have.
Jul 18, 2019

An Introduction to 10x and How to Get Your Idea Funded

Learn how you can work with the new investment fund for technology products in the government.
Jul 17, 2019