News and Updates

Innovative work, news and ideas from people and teams in government
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USWDS Monthly Call - Easing into the Design System

Join U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, as we talk about the design system and answer your questions.
Apr 16, 2020
10x

10x Announces 25 Projects to Start Phase One

10x, the federal venture studio, has approved 25 new projects for Phase One funding.
Apr 15, 2020
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Accessibility

The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance

We’ll discuss how plain language intersects with 508 compliance requirements to make federal electronic documents and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
Apr 15, 2020
Open Source

AI Tech Workshop: How to Utilize the Open Source Jupyter Project for your Research

We’ll show you how easy it can be to wrangle data and engage in technical discussions surrounding data, artificial intelligence, machine-learning models.
Apr 14, 2020
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Government agencies are seeing their systems and staff stretched to the max as they do their best to serve the public. 18F is a team of government employees with expertise in modern digital tools and practices, and we’re here to help. — via 18F

Apr 09, 2020

This Week's IDEA

Spring Cleaning Tips for Web Content

Three tips to tidy up the content on federal websites
Apr 07, 2020
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Cloud.gov

Intro to Cloud Foundry on Cloud.gov

A look at the open source cloud application platform behind Cloud.gov
Mar 31, 2020
DAP Learning Series

Justifying the Web Analyst’s Role in Your Organization

How to justify an analysts role on your team and make a business case for this person to leadership.
Mar 25, 2020
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In 2019, USA.gov received nearly half a million calls! Read about how they expanded their use of interactive voice response to better serve citizens and maximize their resources. — via USA.gov

Mar 24, 2020

Video

Why I Love My Agile Team!

Join us as we meet with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) who is utilizing an agile approach to assist in further updating their topographical information and data.
Mar 24, 2020
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As product managers, we never stop learning because products never stop evolving and changing. You need to quickly get up to speed on a product’s technical implementation, design, user research, and business needs. — via 18F

Mar 24, 2020

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Writing for the Accessible Web

Learn how to write and design web content that is accessible for everyone.
Mar 20, 2020
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USWDS Monthly Call - Color Tokens Update

Watch U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, as he talks and answers questions about the design system.
Mar 19, 2020
21st Century IDEA

Updates on 21st Century IDEA: Key Insights & Lessons Learned

We spoke to Ammie Farraj Feijoo, GSA’s 21st Century IDEA implementation lead, to get the rundown on what’s been accomplished and what’s on deck for 2020.
Mar 17, 2020
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Professional Development

Learning Culture: 10 Personalized Employee Experiences

Employee experience solutions begin with exploring small changes with how we experience work on an everyday cadence.
Mar 11, 2020
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Plain Language

Readability Audits of Government Websites with Katherine Spivey

In this meeting, we’ll talk about readability audits and formulas and how they work—and don’t work—to improve web content and the users’ experience.
Mar 11, 2020
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Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 8: How NASA@WORK Ignites Ideas from Within

Learn how NASA’s workforce contributes inspiring ideas as part of internal idea competitions facilitated NASA@WORK program.
Mar 10, 2020
Video

Mitigating Bias While Building Research Practices

Learn the methods used by 18F and the State of Vermont as they conducted discovery research to understand and improve the experiences of Vermonters who utilize healthcare and economic assistance programs.
Mar 03, 2020
UX

Call for Participation: Government UX Summit 2020

We’re looking for speakers to share their experiences as UX practitioners in government.
Feb 27, 2020
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