Tag Archives: 18F

18F Offers ‘Federalist’ Platform for Agency Website Development

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has developed the Federalist platform to help government agencies build static websites through the use of automation. Melody Kramer writes in a post published Tuesday that the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team has used the platform to develop its new website and provided feedback to …

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18F, OPM Continue Work on GovConnect Federal Workforce Development Initiative

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization is continuing its work to build a “culture of excellence” at government agencies as part of the GovConnect initiative in collaboration with the Office of Personnel Management. Brad Nunnally and Sarah Allen of 18F wrote Tuesday that the initiative seeks to establish approaches that will help develop a …

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GSA Seeks New Chief of Staff at Office of Citizen Services

The General Services Administration has launched its search for a new chief of staff. The chosen candidate will become part of a top management team under GSA’s office of citizen services, innovative technologies and 18F, GSA said in a USAJobs notice posted Thursday. Applicants have until Thursday to submit their …

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Obama Signs Order to Make Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Permanent

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that establishes the previously experimental Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent initiative in federal government, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes that the program, which helped form the U.S. Digital Service and 18F, works to foster innovation by bringing talent from the …

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18F Develops Purchase Streamlining Tool

The General Service Administration‘s 18F and Public Buildings Service have joined forces to develop a tool intended to streamline federal purchases. GSA said Thursday the Communicart platform will work to centralize the approval process for purchase cards federal employees use to buy office equipment. The tool is patterned after the process …

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Open Source Style Guide for Project Documentation

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has released a new style guide for the documentation of open source projects at government agencies. Melody Kramer of 18F’s content team writes Wednesday that the Open Source Style Guide provides a checklist to help ensure that the documentation is clear to both internal and external …

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Kara DeFrias: 18F, Treasury Collaborate on $10 Bill Redesign

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization will work with the Treasury Department to redesign and roll out a new $10 bill. Kara DeFrias, deputy director of 18F Consulting, wrote in a blog post published Friday that the organization is collaborating with the Treasury team to feature a woman on the bill, …

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18F Introduces HTTPS Guide Video Series

The General Services Administration’s 18F has released a video series that details how the HTTPS (secure hypertext transfer protocol) communication protocol works. 18F said Thursday it collaborated with DigitalGov University to produce the videos as part of the U.S. government’s effort to transition to HTTPS. The series explains how the …

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18F Rolls Out Federal Election Commission’s First API

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has released the first application programming interface for the Federal Election Commission. 18F said Wednesday it designed the API to help users find candidates and committees. 18F developed the features based on its public API in order to provide access to non-government organizations via their own apps. …

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Kate Garklavs: 18F Issues Style Guide for Content Creators

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organizaton has released a handbook to help content creators produce written work. Kate Garklavs, innovation specialist at 18F, wrote in a blog article published Monday that the content guide takes its pattern from the style guide of the gov.uk service. The handbook contains various sections and links …

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