News and Updates

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

Intro to GitHub for Content Creation with Malaika Carpenter — In this live training, Content Strategy and Design Specialist for GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS), Malaika Carpenter, breaks down how to use GitHub into easy, practical steps and demonstrates ways to use this tool to create, manage and publish website content. — via

Jun 23, 2020


"Diga o marque 2": USAGov en Español’s New Approach to Interactive Voice Response—USAGov receives and responds to questions directly from the public in many ways: through social media, on page surveys on and USAGov en Español, and through chats and calls. One powerful tool in the USAGov toolbelt is our interactive voice response (IVR) system in both English and Spanish through the USAGov Contact Center. — via

Jun 23, 2020

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Making .gov More Secure by Default — The DotGov Program announces its intent to preload the .gov top-level domain in order to protect .gov site visitors. — via DotGov Registry

Jun 22, 2020


USWDS Monthly Call: Design Modernization and the Importance of Designers

The June 2020 USWDS monthly focused on the design system and design modernization with guest speakers from 18F. Dan Williams, USWDS product lead, led the call and facilitated a live question and answer session with event attendees.
Jun 18, 2020

2020 Census Language Support in 59 Non-English Languages

How the Census Bureau provided language assistance in 59 non-English languages for the 2020 Census.
Jun 18, 2020

Building for the 21st-Century Web with Federalist

Building, deploying, and hosting fast, secure, and compliant federal web sites and applications with Federalist.
Jun 16, 2020
This Week's IDEA

Build Sites to Address the Entire User Journey

Making Remote Work Work for Journey Mapping
Jun 16, 2020

How USAGov en Español Uses Quantitative and Qualitative Data to Meet the Needs of Its Audience

In this workshop, we will show how USAGov en Español collects and analyzes data from across several social media channels and the USAGov Contact Center to design and improve content and outreach strategies.
Jun 11, 2020
Federal Crowdsourcing

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 11: Mobile Testing Program Makes Content More Accessible

Agencies optimize mobile experiences with help from federal testers.
Jun 09, 2020

Making Critical Government Information More Resilient—A roundup of steps that federal agencies, and other government entities, can take right now to improve the resilience of their websites and serve information more efficiently to the people that need it. — via 18F

Jun 04, 2020

This Week’s IDEA

Who’s on Your Digital Dream Team?

Getting the right skills, talent, leadership, and support in place to build winning digital tools and services
May 27, 2020
DAP Learning Series

Become a DAP Certified Analyst

Learn about the Digital Analytics Program (DAP) exam and how you can use it to demonstrate your analytics mastery
May 27, 2020

Federal Source Code Study Series — Read the first article of the Federal Source Codes Study (FSCS) series. The FSCS was a three-year study that examined the federal government’s effort in implementing the Federal Source Code Policy and open sourcing software. — via

May 27, 2020


USWDS Monthly Call - Cards, Forms, and Data Visualizations

U.S. Web Design System Product Lead, Dan Williams, and team talked about the design system and answered audience questions.
May 21, 2020

Tapping Into SEO: How Government Websites Can Improve Content Reach

An introduction to keyword research and search engine optimization for broadening content reach.
May 20, 2020

DevOps Lessons Learned from the Air Force’s Early Cloud Journey

Lessons learned in the areas of people, processes, and tools from early efforts in the Air Force’s journey to a multi-cloud environment.
May 19, 2020
This Week's IDEA

Promote Continuity to Better Support Customer Journeys

Using service design to focus on "how it works"
May 12, 2020
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Release Notes: What’s new in USWDS 2.7.0—Read more about these components on our website, but we’re excited to start releasing the first of a number of new design system components planned for 2020! — via U.S. Web Design System

May 11, 2020


Experimenting with SpecialAnnouncement Markup (Updated June 09, 2020)

What learned during its pilot with SpecialAnnouncement markup to make COVID-19 information easier to find in search results.
May 11, 2020

Dr. Emily Shen on Secure Multi-Party Computation

This talk will describe how organizations can collaborate in a privacy-preserving manner using a cryptographic technology called secure multi-party computation.
May 05, 2020