Tag Archives: 18F

Education Dept Launches Online Hub for Developer Resources

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The Education Department has unveiled its first developer hub designed to serve as a dedicated space to centralize developer resources, document open government efforts and utilize the department’s data and code. ED created the usedgov.github.io site with the General Services Administration‘s 18F unit in an effort to organize open source projects and application …

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18F, DOL Wage & Hour Division Collaborate to Digitize Subminimum Wage Application Process

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The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has collaborated with the Labor Department‘s Wage and Hour Division to transform the application system for Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act into a digital-first service. Rebecca Refoy-Sidibe wrote in a blog post published Thursday the two entities partnered with vendors on the Agile Delivery Services blanket purchase …

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GSA Issues Vulnerability Disclosure Rule for Technology Transformation Service-Run Systems

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The General Services Administration’s technology transformation service organization has released a new policy that seeks to help security researchers report cyber vulnerabilities in TTS-run systems. TTS issued the vulnerability disclosure policy in an effort to assure security researchers that GSA will not initiate legal action under the Computer Fraud and …

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18F Creates New Open Source Software Development Guide for State, Local Governments

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The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has produced a new guidebook that contains resources and instructions on how to develop agile software, open source software and modular contracting methods. Mark Headd and Robin Carnahan from 18F wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the new resources resulted from the GSA digital service hub’s collaboration …

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GSA IG: 18F Group Records Estimated $31.7 Cumulative Net Loss Between FY 2014 and 3Q FY 2016

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The General Services Administration‘s inspector general says GSA’s 18F organization has recorded a cumulative net loss of approximately $31.7 million between fiscal year 2014 and the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. A report GSA’s IG published Monday highlighted what auditors believe were financial projections and increased staffing levels as well as the allotment of staff time …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals

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The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has launched a new campaign to attract private-sector cybersecurity talent through a move that will offer potential hires with jobs at the top of the General Schedule pay scale, Nextgov reported Friday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Eric Mill, 18F senior technology adviser, told Nextgov the unit’s digital consultancy group seeks …

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FedRAMP Accelerated Program Seeks to Reduce Provisional Authorization Duration to 15 Weeks

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Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said the duration of the provisional authorization process for cloud service providers has been reduced from 104 weeks to 15 weeks under the FedRAMP Accelerated program. Goodrich wrote in a General Services Administration blog entry posted Thursday that the introduction of …

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GAO Study: Agencies ‘Generally Satisfied’ With 18F, USDS Support Services

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A survey by the Government Accountability Office has found that agency project managers are “generally satisified” with the information technology support services they have received from the Office of Management and Budget‘s U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that 18F provided development and consulting …

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David Shive: GSA’s 18F Hub Plans to Recover Costs in 2019

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Dave Shive, acting commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s technology transformation service, has said GSA’s 18F digital services organization plans to become cost recoverable by 2019, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Shive told a MeriTalk event audience that 18F is required to be cost recoverable and the organization is faced with a challenge …

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