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3 Ways to Manage Research Projects Remotely

Oct 3, 2017 | ,

Being a remote team doesn’t mean you should forgo any of your research rituals. It means finding different ways to do them. Read »

3 Ways to Manage Research Projects Remotely

Machine Learning Paired with Skilled Data Scientists is the Future of Data-Driven Decision Making

Oct 3, 2017 |

ML can provide high-value services for data management and analytics, security threat detection, and process improvement but it doesn’t stop there. Read »

Machine Learning Paired with Skilled Data Scientists is the Future of Data-Driven Decision Making

Finding Usability Testers: Tips from an Army Recruiter

Sep 28, 2017 |

An Army recruiter shares how her training in the Army has helped in her approach to usability testing, and gives a peek inside how usability testing works for USAJOBS.gov at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Read »

Finding Usability Testers: Tips from an Army Recruiter

The Data Briefing: How to Build a Chatbot in a Weekend

Sep 27, 2017 |

As chatbots have become more popular, some online sites will let you create a chatbot with little or no programming. Read »

The Data Briefing: How to Build a Chatbot in a Weekend

Slack AMA Connect Standards Team with Public

Sep 25, 2017 | , , , ,

The Standards team hosted their first AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the public in August. Here’s a breakdown of the big topics discussed during the chat. Read »

Slack AMA Connect Standards Team with Public

Managing Custom Software Development in Government When You’re Not a Software Engineer

Sep 21, 2017 |

As custom software development becomes integral to accomplishing any program’s mission, many managers in government find themselves faced with handling the unfamiliar: overseeing the design and implementation of a digital product that is functional, user-friendly, and necessary for realizing your program’s mission. Read »

Managing Custom Software Development in Government When You’re Not a Software Engineer

The Data Briefing: Will Artificial Intelligence Tools Replace or Augment Federal Employees?

Sep 20, 2017 |

A Washington, D.C. think tank recently released reports advocating using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to reorganize the federal government. Read »

The Data Briefing: Will Artificial Intelligence Tools Replace or Augment Federal Employees?

A Conversation With ITIF About the State of Federal Government Websites

Sep 20, 2017 |

Since it’s been nearly six months since their report was released, we wanted to check in with ITIF and see what they’ve learned, what they’ve heard from agencies and what their future plans are to build on this research. Read »

A Conversation With ITIF About the State of Federal Government Websites

Design and Conflict: Do You Know Your Conflict Style?

Sep 18, 2017 |

Building empathy towards users is always a part of the UX process, but it’s not always common practice to build empathy towards our teammates. Here’s an idea to proactively address conflict and build empathy through understanding on your team. Read »

Design and Conflict: Do You Know Your Conflict Style?

The Data Briefing: How Blockchain’s Future Growth Will Affect Federal Agencies

Sep 13, 2017 |

Blockchains are an innovative technology which promises to radically change how society conducts business. It will take significant changes in organizational processes before agencies can begin to support blockchains. Read »

The Data Briefing: How Blockchain’s Future Growth Will Affect Federal Agencies

USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov Measure Content Efficiency With New KPI Metric

Sep 12, 2017 |

This post was originally published on the USAGov blog. Read »

CFPB Serves up Financial Tips to Seniors

Sep 11, 2017 |

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Meals on Wheels America have created multilingual educational resources about financial scams that target the elderly which can be easily distributed to seniors in the communities they serve, and downloaded or ordered in bulk for free by the general public. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Education & Read »

CFPB Serves up Financial Tips to Seniors

USDA FoodKeeper App Update Expands Content Offerings

Sep 7, 2017 |

The USDA’s multilingual FoodKeeper app has been updated to include three options for receiving food recall updates and expands storage timelines to over 500 products. This post was originally published on the USDA blog. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced new updates to its popular FoodKeeper application that will provide users with new access to Read »

USDA FoodKeeper App Update Expands Content Offerings

How Federal Leaders Can Build the Will, Skill, and Velocity Needed for Digital Transformation

Sep 6, 2017 |

Learning—and practicing—five imperatives of network leadership can help agencies improve their odds for successful digital transformation. Many organizations are undergoing digital transformation because the organizations see that it is necessary for long-term survival. However, digitally reinventing the organization is “one of the hardest journeys to make.” According to industry experts, two-thirds of organizations will fail Read »

How Federal Leaders Can Build the Will, Skill, and Velocity Needed for Digital Transformation

Code.gov User Interviews — What We Learned

Sep 5, 2017 |

This post was originally published by Code.gov on Medium. It’s been a year since the federal government published the Federal Source Code Policy, which created the foundation for Code.gov. In honor of the policy’s anniversary, we checked in with our users to learn more about them, their needs, and the challenges they face. Our users Read »

Code.gov User Interviews — What We Learned