News and Updates

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

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

SocialGov Talk: Reaching Small Businesses in the Digital Environment

In this webinar, the social media experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration discussed how they find and communicate with small businesses on their social media platforms.
Nov 19, 2019

Jez Humble: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

This talk presents the findings from the latest State of DevOps report, including how to measure the performance of software teams, what capabilities organizations should invest in to drive higher performance, and how software leaders can apply these findings in their own organizations.
Nov 19, 2019

An Introduction to the A/B Testing Community of Practice

We know there are many ways to use A/B testing to inform decision making at your agency – this is a quick introduction on the many ways CFPB has used it to improve UX across their website.
Nov 19, 2019
This Week's IDEA

Building the Elements That Earn Trust

Let’s talk about the elements that go into building trust with people who are using our services.
Nov 18, 2019

Intro to Kanban, Part II

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 14, 2019

Intro to Kanban, Part I

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 13, 2019