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USWDS product roadmap updates

USWDS Monthly Call - August 2023

What’s in the newest iteration of the U.S. Web Design System’s product roadmap.
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Get to know’s goal is to deliver a high-quality, government-wide search engine that allows agencies to customize search experiences for the public, regardless of website type or organization. Learn about standard offerings, as well as three major enhancements. — via logo

Jul 25, 2023

How a Small Team Modernized a Federal Website to Improve CX

The recent redesign of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) website stands as an example for agencies seeking to enhance their online platforms. ONRR’s Open Data, Design, and Development (ODDD) team played a pivotal role in this website transformation by embracing open data, user-centered design, accessibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. — via logo

Jul 11, 2023

GSA debuts new search tool to support Native governments and businesses

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) debuted a new search tool that enables buyers to search for Native business categories in GSA Advantage!, GSA eBuy, and GSA eLibrary for commercial products and services. Tribal governments are limited in their ability to generate traditional government revenues because of their unique federal status, and the income from Tribal businesses is an important source of development for these communities. This new feature will help Native businesses be visible in a diverse range of channels where they can sell products and services. — via General Services Administration

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Jul 05, 2023

Developing and evaluating content for manual accessibility and user experience (UX) tests
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User experience (UX) experts across the federal government will share case studies and best practices during this virtual summit.

The four operating levels of 18F projects

At 18F, we partner with government agencies to help them deliver new or modernized digital services and help set them up for success after we conclude the project. To support these outcomes, we set up our work to track on four levels: Project management, Product development, Post-18F sustainability and Learning to the broader government community. — via 18F

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Jun 13, 2023