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Mike Kruger, Director of Digital Engagement, Commerce Department

The General Services Administration's 18F and the U.S. Digital Service based at the Office of Management and Budget, are two of the first examples of the digital services teams agencies have to deploy by administration order. But digital services won't work the same, or do the same thing, at every agency. Mike Kruger is director of digital engagement at the Commerce Department. On with Francis Rose, he explained a couple things digital services are not.

Tags: Mike Kruger , GSA , Commerce , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , In Depth

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:05pm EDT
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Hackathon generates Section 508 resources, playbook for agencies to use

Office of Science and Technology Policy and the General Services Administration's 18F lab take part in hackathon focused on developing solutions for digital accessibility problems.

Tags: hackathon , GSA , OSTP , accessibility , Accessibility standards , technology , Section 508 , Michael OConnell

Friday - 04/17/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Nick Bristow, 18F Innovation Specialist, GSA

Online security and online access for people with disabilities have collided. Many of the most common Web practices for ensuring a user is actually human can be very difficult to use if you've got a disability. For example, Techniques like CAPTCHA, which requires users to type in a distorted word or symbol, can be impossible for the blind. To remedy that, the General Services Administration's 18F tech team recently held an "Accessibility Hackathon." They want to find a way to keep dot-gov sites secure and make them more accessible. Nick Bristow is an 18F innovation specialist working on this problem. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain some of the team's ideas.

Tags: Nick Bristow , GSA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , CAPTCHA , technology , hackathon

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 09:48am EDT
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GSA's Hashmi squares away industry plans; Kraden heads to OGP

There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi's decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Tags: People , technology , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Greg Godbout , EPA , Jonathan Kraden , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Office of Governmentwide Policy , Steve Grewal , Education Department , cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:58am EDT

Executive director of GSA's 18F stepping down

Greg Godbout is leaving his job as executive director of the General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab in early April.

Tags: Greg Godbout , GSA , technology , People , Denise Turner Roth , Aaron Snow , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:42pm EDT

GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Industry , GSA , NIH , NOAA , Mitchell Ross , Chris Fornecker , Chris Cairns , Alliant 2 , VETS 2 , 8(a) STARS II , Agile development , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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From scandal's aftermath to 18F, Tangherlini reflects on tenure at GSA

When Dan Tangherlini took over as the General Services Administration administrator in 2012, it was embroiled in the aftermath of the conference scandal. Stepping down after three years later, he reflects on how the agency has transformed itself.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , PBS , FSA , FITARA , data benchmarking , Beth Cobert , OMB , Norman Dong , information technology , technology , federal buildings , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration's 18F has more business than it can handle. The special software development team has agreements with about 17 agencies. That's bringing in a constant stream of work. That demand for development is driving a new blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for agile development services. It needs to offer alternative sources for agencies needing fast turnaround applications. Greg Godbout is the executive director of 18F. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tells executive editor Jason Miller about plans to get the BPA up and running in the coming year.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , agile acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 10:03am EST
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GSA's new contract to feed hunger for agile IT development services

With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.

Tags: technology , GSA , White House , Greg Godbout , Ryan Panchadsaram , Agile development , Industry , acquisition , Contracting , Noah Kunin , Hassan Harris , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00am EST
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Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , technology , cybersecurity , Innovation , GSA , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST
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