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Plain Language

Federal Plain Language Report Card Planning

Come and help us plan for this year's federal report card review.
Jul 10, 2019

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 4: Open Opportunities

The Open Opportunities program is a “win-win” for federal employees looking to refresh their skills and U.S. agencies seeking talent, energy, and enthusiasm from across a diverse cross-section of the federal workforce.
Jul 09, 2019

Get Your Idea Funded Through 10x

Introducing a new investment fund for technology products in the federal government.
Jul 09, 2019

American Tech Series, Part One: Why Leave the Private Sector?

In part one of this multi-part YouTube Live series, learn how civic technologists work to better our government.
Jun 25, 2019

U.S. Web Design System: June Monthly Call

Join the U.S. Web Design System team as we walk through the system’s design tokens and take any questions you might have!
Jun 20, 2019

The mandate to be agile is everywhere. But agile isn’t an on-off switch. It’s a skill and a mindset that is developed over time, through dedicated work, open teams, and lots (and lots) of practice — via 18F

Jun 18, 2019


U.S. Government Open Innovation Summit

Transformation Through Citizen Science and Prize Competitions
Jun 14, 2019

Building Trust with Users Through Open Communication and Feedback

A look at how FEMA responds to user needs and bugs in their app development.
Jun 13, 2019

How to Develop an Agency Brand Voice That Connects With Customers Online

Come join the Plain Language community on the 12th of June and learn how to develop an agency brand voice!
Jun 12, 2019

Introduction to

Come and learn all about! The site search for federal government websites
Jun 12, 2019
Episode 3

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series: The Opportunity Project

The Opportunity Project engages government, communities, and the technology industry to create digital tools that address our greatest challenges as a nation. Learn how this initiative is making government data more accessible through cross-sector collaboration.
Jun 11, 2019
Code.govlogo breaks down the latest USWDS 2.0 release with highlights of the most important features that will help teams build better websites for the American public. — via

Jun 10, 2019

Community Meeting

Mobile Community of Practice Spring Meeting

Join us to learn about the latest developments in the mobile citizen experience. and discuss recent developments and highlight opportunities
May 28, 2019

U.S. Web Design System: May Monthly Call

Join the U.S. Web Design System team as we talk through the recent update to 2.0
May 23, 2019
Learning Series

DAP Learning Series: Using the API

Learn how, the public window into how the public interacts with federal government websites, uses an API and allows you to query data in machine-readable formats.
May 23, 2019

2019 Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Info Session

An overview of how your agency can participate in this year’s VSFS program.
May 21, 2019

Are you working on an IT centralization project? Here is why taking the time to prioritize users is important and will result in services that work better for the people you serve. — via 18F

May 20, 2019

DOI Revenue Datalogo

Understanding your constraints is user-centered design Your ability to deliver user value is always constrained by, well, your ability to deliver user value. — via DOI Revenue Data

May 20, 2019


Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2:

Need help solving a problem? Join to learn how federal agencies can use prize competitions to reach innovators in novel ways.
May 14, 2019