Tag Archives: 18F

Robin Carnahan Wants GSA to Use Data to Improve Service Delivery, Inform Decisions

Robin Carnahan

Robin Carnahan, head of the General Services Administration (GSA), said she wants to focus more on how GSA can improve the delivery of services to agencies and industry partners and intends to do that by gathering data to better inform decisions. “I’m very interested in feedback from both customers and our, our industry partners, we’ve got to have both sides of those customers,” said Carnahan.

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GSA’s Dave Zvenyach on Digital Services Unit’s Role in Assisted Acquisition, Government Service Transformation

Dave Zvenyach

Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) unit, has said that TTS has been making progress in its programs and execution of assisted acquisition authorities. TTS and the 18F digital services unit are partnering for assisted acquisition efforts to support agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families.

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Guides to Help Federal, State Agencies Implement IT Projects

General Services

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) 18F digital services unit has released “de-risking” guides to help federal and state government agencies plan and address issues in implementing information technology projects. The guides explain the six basic principles of modern software development: agile software development, user-centered design; DevOps, product ownership, modular contracting and building with loosely coupled parts.

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GSA Issues Field Guide for Cybersecurity Risk Prevention

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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) 18F digital services unit has released a field guide to help federal agencies mitigate cyber risks in their systems. The federal field guide covers various topics related to cyber strategy development including planning, acquisition and execution. Other recommendations include executing incremental technology deployment and developing a budget strategy for risk mitigation prototyping efforts.

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Anil Cheriyan on How GSA’s TTS Helps Address Agencies’ Digital Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Anil Cheriyan

Anil Cheriyan, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services, said his team has seen a significant increase in the demand for its services as agencies address their digital technology requirements during the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Brian Whittaker Appointed to Lead GSA Digital Services on Acting Basis

Brian Whittaker, deputy executive director of General Services Administration's the Centers of Excellence initiative, has been named acting director of 18F, GSA's digital services agency, Fedscoop reported Monday. He will succeed Angela Colter who finished her tenure last week. Colter led 18F, part of GSA's Technology Transformation Service, over a span of four years.

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