Former 18F chief of staff to lead San Francisco's digital services

by • 4 weeks ago

Cyd Harrell, who worked at 18F from 2016 to 2018, was named as San Francisco's second-ever chief digital services officer.

Senators reintroduce bill funding state digital services

by • 1 year ago

The bill, from Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would create a $100 million fund "tech strike teams" in state and local government.

18F will help Wisconsin fix its unemployment system

by • 1 year ago

The federal agency will help Wisconsin conduct research and solicit a vendor to build a modern unemployment system.

Former 18F staffers create 'State Software Collaborative'

by • 2 years ago

Robin Carnahan and Waldo Jaquith want states to stop "reinventing the wheel" with each new technology procurement and instead work together to create software they can share.

GSA releases 'de-risking' handbook for state technology projects

by • 3 years ago

Published on Github, the guide is designed to help non-technical budgeting officials grasp modern software-development best practices.

Crime data is explorable by state on the FBI's new portal

by • 5 years ago

The new website is designed to make it easier to access state-level statistics on violent and property crime.

NYC ‘Planning Labs’ unit to deliver fast-paced civic tech innovation

by • 5 years ago

A new division under the planning department modeled after federal innovation arm 18F will tackle small projects designed to increase efficiency in urban planning and digital service delivery.

Free online agile development course targets government executives

by • 5 years ago

AGL releases new course materials designed to educate and empower public sector 'change makers' on iterative development.

Don't despair over Trump policies, civic tech leader says

by • 5 years ago

Code For America founder Jennifer Pahlka says technologists should continue serving government and put the mission of improved citizen services ahead of partisan politics.