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OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , agile development , training , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , GSA , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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GSA's 18F applies agile approach to hiring as part of growth strategy

The 7-month-old innovation lab will launch three pilots this fall as part of its new consulting services. Greg Godbout, the executive director of 18F, said the organization now has 100 employees, up from 14 in March, and cut the time to hire down to about eight weeks.

Tags: management , technology , workforce , GSA , Greg Godbout , innovation , hiring reform , agile development , TechAmerica Foundation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Greg Godbout, Executive Director, 18F Program, GSA

The General Services Administration's 18F innovation lab is moving out of the start-up phase and into the small business stage. Part of the growth of 18F comes from looking at common roadblocks in government a little differently. Greg Godbout, executive director of the General Services Administration's 18F, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how 18F is growing its staff and beginning to impact federal procurement.

Tags: Greg Godbout , GSA , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:55pm EDT
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Tangherlini: Agencies can learn a lot from startups

The ability to take risks and a hyper-focus on customer needs are just two of the things GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the federal government can learn from technology startups.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference , GSA , innovation , technology , startups , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:08pm EDT
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OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mike Dickerson , GSA , VA , Sloan Gibson , Digital Service Office , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:41am EDT
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OMB wants HealthCare.gov lessons to endure in new Digital Service Office

The White House named Mikey Dickerson to lead the Digital Service Office and to be federal deputy CIO. OMB also releases the TechFAR and Digital Service Playbook to help agencies implement agile and other innovative contracting types.

Tags: technology , OMB , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mikey Dickerson , TechFAR , Digital Service Office , Digital Service Playbook , GSA , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/11/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: GSA takes 18F on a magical mystery tour

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Dan Tangherlini , Dave McClure , GSA , technology , cybersecurity , Matt Chessen , State , Roger Waldron , PTO , sequestration , Tony Scardino , HSPD-12 , DoD , Phyllis Schneck

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:27pm EDT

GSA's 18F applies private-sector innovation to government

As part of its effort to create a 21st century government, the General Services Administration's 18F program serves as a way for proven practices within the private sector to be applied to agencies. In this week's Agency of the Month program, Andrew McMahon, senior adviser to the administrator at GSA, and 18F Co-founder and Senior Team Lead Greg Godbout describe the project to Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola.

Tags: Agency of the Month , General Services Administration , GSA , Andrew McMahon , Greg Godbout , technology , Jason Fornicola

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:19pm EDT

GSA envisions 18F will be the new hub of digital innovation

GSA launched the digital government program, called 18F, with the goal of accelerating innovation among agencies and building on federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park's vision for the government to act as a lean start-up.

Tags: technology , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , digital government , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , innovation , agile development , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 03:26pm EDT