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Presidential Innovation Fellows

How Serving in Government Made Me a Better Designer and Product Manager

Working in U.S. government sharpened all of my product skills. Here are four practices that techies in any sector can use to build empathetic, effective products.
Sep 08, 2020
General Services Administrationlogo

FAS Works to Enhance Competition—Have you heard? The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is making exciting progress through the Federal Marketplace Strategy towards implementing new authorities and flexibilities that enhance competition in acquisition. — via General Services Administration

Sep 01, 2020

DAP Learning Series

Analytics Case Study Part 1: Assessment

How to assess your analytics strategy to ensure you’re pulling impactful and relevant data
Aug 26, 2020
Presidential Innovation Fellows

2 Lessons Tech Leaders Can Learn From Unprecedented Health Research

Presidential Innovation Fellows believe that representation, communication, and data fuel a strong product launch. Here’s how we put them to work at the National Institutes of Health.
Aug 21, 2020

USWDS Monthly Call - August 2020

Join U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, as we talk about the design system and answer your questions.
Aug 20, 2020
Federal Crowdsourcing

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 13: Securing Water for Food’s Crowdsourcing Culture

In this webinar, we discuss how to embed crowdsourcing into the culture of a program to the benefit of the project team, and its participants.
Aug 18, 2020
Code.govlogo Better Know an Engineer: Rayvn Manuel—We’re back with another installment of Better Know an Engineer. We are pleased to feature a friend of and all-around amazing person, Rayvn Manuel; senior application developer and DevOps engineer at the Smithsonian Insitute's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). — via

Aug 13, 2020

Plain Language

Plain Language Basics: Online Workshop

Take this three-hour online workshop to learn how to write and edit in plain language.
Aug 11, 2020
DevOps CoP

The Continuous DevOps Dilemma with Andrew Clay Shafer

Change is inevitable, but changing deliberately is the key to making the most of our circumstances.
Aug 04, 2020
This Week's IDEA

Measure Performance to Make Continuous Improvements

Listening to customers is the best way to improve websites and digital services.
Aug 04, 2020
DAP Learning Series

Analytics Lessons From

We’ll be talking analytics goals, lessons, barriers, and successes with our neighbors up north.
Jul 23, 2020

Spotlight Story: Pioneering Open Source at the CFPB—Open source software is a fundamental aspect of how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has served the public in its short history. In April of 2012, nine months after opening its doors, they released their source code policy, based on the work of the Department of Defense, along with their first two open source projects. Just six days later, they accepted their first pull request. Though a minor change, this was the first documented contribution to a federal government open source codebase by a member of the public. — via

Jul 23, 2020


10x Round Two: Submit Ideas by August 5

10x funds new ideas to help the federal government deliver better products and services.
Jul 22, 2020

When’s the Best Time to Tweet? @USAGovEspanol Experiments with Twitter—A good following on social media is fundamental to USAGov’s goal of getting clear and helpful government information to Spanish speakers around the country. To make sure we’re reaching the right people at the right time with valuable content, our team began to rethink our USAGov en Español Twitter strategy. — via

Jul 22, 2020

An Introduction to for Product Managers

Essential information that government product managers should know about
Jul 21, 2020

USWDS Monthly Call: Form Components Update

For the July U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, talked about the design system and answered audience questions.
Jul 16, 2020

How to Test Websites for Accessibility—Use both manual and automated testing methods to create accessible websites. — via

Jul 15, 2020

A Technical Overview of

In this webinar, we will provide a technical overview of including a visual representation of its architecture, marketplace services, content delivery networks, and how to engage with
Jul 15, 2020
Plain Language

Federal Report Card Update

Learn how the Center for Plain Language is approaching the Federal Report Card and what agencies can do to get top grades.
Jul 15, 2020
Federal Crowdsourcing

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 12: How AFWERX Crowdsources an Innovation Culture

The Air Force is catalyzing innovation with a variety of partners.
Jul 14, 2020